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General Information

Beginning of works: 1966
Completion: 1973
Status: destroyed

Project Type

Function / usage: Building complex

Awards and Distinctions

1971 award winner  


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August 1966

Site excavation begins.

5 August 1966


August 1968

Steel erection begins.

December 1970

First tenants move into One World Trade Center.

January 1972

First tenants move into Two World Trade Center.

4 April 1973

World Trade Center is dedicated.

26 February 1993, 12:28

Islamic terrorists detonate a bomb in the parking basements of One World Trade Center causing 6 deaths and more than 1000 injuries; tower remains closed for one month.

11 September 2001, 08:45

A hijacked Boeing 767 by American Airlines crashes into One World Trade Center in an apparent terrorist attack.

11 September 2001, 09:03

Another hijacked airplane, a United Airlines Boeing 767, crashes into Two World Trade Center causing a severe explosion.

11 September 2001, 09:50

Two World Trade Center collapses. Crushes Three and Four World Trade Center.

11 September 2001, 10:29

One World Trade Center collapses. Five and Six World Trade Center are severely damaged.

11 September 2001, 16:10

Seven World Trade Center is reported to have caught fire.

11 September 2001, 17:20

Seven World Trade Center collapses after burning for seven hours.

29 September 2001

Four World Trade Center is torn down.

30 May 2002, 10:29

In an official ceremony, the last column remaining from the World Trade Center rubble is removed and the cleanup work at ground zero is formally completed. The official death toll of the destruction of the world trade center is set at 2 823 dead. The remains of 1 731 victims were never recovered.

16 July 2002

Six concepts are presented by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey as well as the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. for the reconstruction of the World Trade Center site.


Several other buildings were also damaged to various degrees around the perimeter of the World Trade Center includingOne Liberty Plazaand theWorld Financial Center.

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