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Former Worlds Tallest Buildings: Eiffel Tower, Great Pyramid of Giza, Willis Tower, Empire State Building, Cologne Cathedral

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Published August 31st 2011
ISBN : 9781155355009
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94 pages
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 93. Chapters: Eiffel Tower, Great Pyramid of Giza, Willis Tower, Empire State Building, Cologne Cathedral, ChryslerMorePlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 93. Chapters: Eiffel Tower, Great Pyramid of Giza, Willis Tower, Empire State Building, Cologne Cathedral, Chrysler Building, Petronas Towers, Pyramid of Djoser, Washington Monument, Lincoln Cathedral, World Trade Center, Taipei 101, Strasbourg Cathedral, Ostankino Tower, Warsaw radio mast, Philadelphia City Hall, 40 Wall Street, Woolworth Building, Rouen Cathedral, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower, St. Nikolai, Hamburg, Ulm Minster, Singer Building, Bent Pyramid, Red Pyramid, Meidum, M hlacker radio transmitter, New York World Building, St. Olafs church, Tallinn, Griffin Television Tower Oklahoma, KFVS TV Mast, KOBR-TV Tower. Excerpt: The original World Trade Center was a complex of seven buildings featuring landmark twin towers in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The complex opened on April 4, 1973, and was destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks. The site is being rebuilt with six new skyscrapers and a memorial to the casualties of the attacks. At the time of their completion, 1 and 2 World Trade Center were the tallest buildings in the world, surpassing the Empire State Building, also in Manhattan. The cost for the construction was $400 million ($2,169,167,354 as of 2011). The complex was designed by Minoru Yamasaki in the early 1960s using a tube-frame structural design for the twin 110-story towers. To gain approval for the project, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey agreed to take over the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad, which became the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH). Groundbreaking for the World Trade Center took place on, 1966. The North Tower (1) was completed in and the South Tower (2) was finished in . The construction project involved excavating a large amount of material, which was later used as landfill to build Battery Park City on the west side of Lower Manhattan. The complex was ...