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World Trade Center: The Giants Who Defied the Sky
     

World Trade Center: The Giants Who Defied the Sky

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by Peter Skinner
 

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On September 11, 2001, before the eyes of a horrified, unbelieving world, the Twin Towers and thousands of innocent lives passed into history. The unimaginable had become reality. World Trade Center is a memorial to the Twin Towers, capturing not only their dramatic iconic image but also their brief, brilliant history.

Born of a dream, the Twin Towers

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On September 11, 2001, before the eyes of a horrified, unbelieving world, the Twin Towers and thousands of innocent lives passed into history. The unimaginable had become reality. World Trade Center is a memorial to the Twin Towers, capturing not only their dramatic iconic image but also their brief, brilliant history.

Born of a dream, the Twin Towers rose as a triumph of engineering to become an unrivalled center for business, finance and trade. Representing New York's creative energy and confidence, the towers became the city's most powerful visual symbol.

Their story, and the vibrant, exciting city-within-a-city they created, is unmatched in world history.

World Trade Center was written by Peter Skinner, for more than thirty years a resident of New York City. The introduction was contributed by Mike Wallace, an acclaimed chronicler of New York City and author of the pulitzer Prize winning Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898.

World Trade Center features numerous illustrations, dramatically capturing the Twin Towers, for twenty-five years a symbol of peace and progress.

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School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Adult/High School-Mirroring the shape of the infamous towers, this book is a foot and a quarter long and eight inches across. The golden-hued photos on the front and back covers bind together a stunning pictorial history of the World Trade Center before, during, and after its construction, and the ever after of its destruction, with a mixture of diagrams and captioned photos-aged, angular, aerial, active. Some photographs fold out to poster-size. All of the graphics, whether in color or black and white or those that look monotone from the September 11 fallout, are telling and poignant. Along with the author's commentary, they serve as a eulogy to the Twin Towers and the indomitable spirit of the New York citizenry.-Karen Sokol, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781586636128
Publisher:
Sterling Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Pages:
131
Product dimensions:
8.19(w) x 14.94(h) x 0.80(d)

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World Trade Center 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book from a local shopping mall as reference material for a scale model replica of the former World Trade Center Complex I'm building. I was totally stunned when I looked at the high quality photos that are in this book. I got way more than I paid for, and it will be a great help for me when I build my model. I would surely recommend this book to anyone!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have given this book for several birthday presents and everyone who recieved it has loved it. This book is unique, great presentation of an event that changed all our lives. I'm giving them for Christmas presents also.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I own many photographic books on the World Trade Center towers, but this one truly stands out against the rest. The colors and angles of many of the photos are outstanding. Every page is overflowing with detail, and you are always taken to a different part of the World Trade Center complex. There is also great detail found in the 9/11 photos, much of which makes the reality and enormity of the catastrophe come alive again in an eerie way. But I found this book more as a reflection on the life that once was, capturing fully the 'beauty' (if it could possibly be called that) of New York's beloved Twin Towers. I highly recommend it!!!