Updated: 10 September 2012 00:00 | By Maureen O'Hare
Before 9/11: A history of the World Trade Center

Before the World Trade Center



Before the World Trade Center (© U.S. Navy National Museum of Naval Aviation/Wikimedia Commons)
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  • Manhattan's lost 'Radio Row' (© Radio Row [Berenice Abbott/Wikimedia Commons])
  • Aerial view, 1964 (© CSU Archv/Everett/Rex Features)
  • Architect's model, 1964 (© CSU Archv/Everett/Rex Features)
  • Architect's diagram, 1967 (© CSU Archv/Everett/Rex Features)
  • Architect's diagram, 1967 (© CSU Archv/Everett/Rex Features)
  • Construction workers, 1969 (© WisHisSoc/Everett/Rex Features)
  • Building the towers, 1969 (© WisHisSoc/Everett/Rex Features)
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This aerial view of Manhattan in 1919 shows the 22-storey Hudson Terminal building. The Hudson Terminal was a railway station and office skyscraper - at one time the largest office building in the world. It was acquired by the Port Authority in the 1960s and demolished as part of the development of the World Trade Center.

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