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Twin towers : the life of New York City's World Trade Center

Author: Angus K Gillespie
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1999.
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Examines the World Trade Center as an American icon, describing the conception, design, and construction of the Twin Towers and relating the activities that take place there during a normal twenty-four hour day.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gillespie, Angus K., 1942-
Twin towers.
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1999
(OCoLC)607397476
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Angus K Gillespie
ISBN: 0813527422 9780813527420
OCLC Number: 41070665
Description: xvi, 263 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Political Background: The Uneasy Alliance Between New York and New Jersey --
It Can't Be Done: Overcoming Obstacles in Building Tall Towers --
Erecting the Towers: It's One Story After Another --
Winning Acceptance: How a White Elephant Became Prime Real Estate --
Architecture: Beloved By All Except the Experts --
The World Trade Center Concept: Not Just Another Office Building --
A City Within a City; Or, a Day in the Life.
Responsibility: Angus Kress Gillespie.
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Folklorist Angus Gillespie examines the development and daily life of the World Trade Center in New York. He covers how the engineers solved complex problems, and the contrast between the  Read more...

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