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May 17, 2020

The Twin Towers During the 1970s Through Fascinating Photos

The original World Trade Center was a large complex of seven buildings in the Financial District of Lower Manhattan, New York City, United States. It opened on April 4, 1973, and was destroyed in 2001 during the September 11 attacks.

The Twin Towers in the 1970s

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 contained 13,400,000 square feet (1,240,000 m2) of office space.

During its existence, the World Trade Center was an icon of New York City. It had a major role in popular culture and according to one estimate was depicted in 472 films.

Take a look at these fascinating color photos from World Trade Center Photo Archives (Official) to see beautiful scenes of the Twin Towers during the 1970s.

World Trade Center under construction, 1970

Aerial view from lower West Side with new World Trade Center's Twin Towers (fore) against background of Manhattan, 1971

The World Trade Center, 1971

The World Trade Center, 1971

The WTC going up, 1971

New York night life, 1972

WTC during sunset back in 1972

A view of lower Manhattan, New York City seen from a ferry, 1973

Aerial view of the World Trade Center, 1973

Empire overshadowed, 1973

Garbage day, 1973

Nearing completion, 1973

The World Trade Center, 1973

The World Trade Center, 1973

The World Trade Center, 1973

Towers of the World Trade Center, 1973

Trash and Twins, 1973

World Trade Center's Twin Towers seen from the harbor at night, 1973

Yesterday's night, 1973

Golden Towers, 1974

Good morning New York, 1974

New York's golden skyline, 1974

Rockefeller view, 1974

Aerial view of Lower Manhattan, 1975

Lower Manhattan, 1975

Washington Square Twins, 1975

Aerial view of the World Trade Center towers and surrounding buildings of lower Manhattan, 1976

Bicentennial, 1976

New York's nightlight, 1976

World Trade Center aerial, 1976

World Trade Center Bicentennial, 1976

World Trade Center, 1976

World Trade Center, 1976

World Trade Center, 1976

World Trade Center, 1976

Blackout, 1977

Lovely day for a sail, 1978

New York City view from Jersey City, 1978

WTC, 4th of July 1978 from Exchange Pl. Jersey City, 1978

Antenna view from 1,728 feet above New York, 1979

Twins of New York, 1979

World Trade Center, 1979


  1. I like the idea DOnald Trump had in '01 on how to replace the towers. The footprints for the original towers would be memorials. On the opposite spots rebuild the towers the way they were but using the most modern building & safety systems. The new towers would be a memorial too. You hurt us but you didn't break us.

  2. Yes, it's only the childish liberals who throw tantrums when they can't have their way who hate the man.

    1. Exactly right, and that applies to the lib named Pooky who made a not so nice remark about the Prez below. Wonder if she turned down her $1,200 stimulus check?

  3. Maybe it's because he's a moronic, embarrassing, dishonest, racist sexist pig? Could be that.

    1. Spoken like a true "Compassionate Progressive". I could say identical or nearly identical things about the deplorable skank (aka Hillary), or Mister Hope and Change, but I decline. Good luck with your shrink.




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