In Commemoration of 9/11: Meet Twin Towers Architect Minoru Yamasaki
Minoru Yamasaki designed the twin towers of the World Trade Center in the heart of New York City.
Sunday marks the 10th anniversary of Yamasaki's buildings being destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Upon completion in 1976, the World Trade Center's twin 110-story towers were the world’s tallest buildings. Yamasaki's greatest triumph helped land his face on the cover of Time Magazine.
Dr. W. Gene Corley, Senior Vice President of CTLGroup, the director of the original investigation of the World Trade Center collapse, commented: "The towers really did amazingly well. The terrorist aircraft didn’t bring the buildings down; it was the fire which followed. It was proven that you could take out two-thirds of the columns in a tower and the building would still stand."
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