The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. It featured the landmark Twin Towers, which opened on April 4, 1973, and were destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks.
At the time of their completion, the Twin Towers—the original 1 World Trade Center, at 1,368 feet (417 m); and 2 World Trade Center, at 1,362 feet (415.1 m)—were the tallest buildings in the world. Other buildings in the complex included the Marriott World Trade Center (3 WTC), 4 WTC, 5 WTC, 6 WTC, and 7 WTC. The complex was located in New York City’s Financial District and contained 13,400,000 square feet (1,240,000 m2) of office space.
Take a look at these pictures to remember the memories of the Twin Towers and the feelings when you’ve been standing on top of them from the 1970s.
Looking east from the top of the World Trade Center, circa early 1970s
The World Trade Center and the harbor as seen from the Empire State Building, New York, 1973
View from top of the World Trade Center, 1974
The World Trade Center as seen from an abandoned Central Railroad of NJ Terminal and railroad land, (Liberty State Park is here now), Jersey City, 1975
The World Trade Center as seen from Brooklyn promenade, 1975