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Twin Towers: The Life of New York City's World Trade Center

Angus K. Gillespie Rutgers University Press, 1999 - Architecture - 263 pages 1 Review Folklorist Angus Gillespie examines the development and daily life of the World Trade Center in New York. He covers how the engineers solved complex problems, and the contrast between the architectural community's disdain and the public acceptance of the towers as a symbol of New York.

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A story about the World Trade Center its inception to completion. A book that prior to 9/11 was probably little known or read. This book is a short history of the towers. Read full review

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Among the most widely recognized of human-made structures, New York City's World Trade Center is both beloved for its photogenic skyline presence and vilified for symbolizing bloated bureaucracy and ... Read full review


Introduction 3 A CITY WITHIN A CITY 202 Notes 235 Copyright

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Angus K. Gillespie
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About the author (1999)

Gillespie is associate professor of american studies at Rutgers University.

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Title Twin Towers: The Life of New York City's World Trade Center Author Angus K. Gillespie Edition 2, illustrated, reprint Publisher Rutgers University Press, 1999 Original from the University of Michigan Digitized Dec 19, 2007 ISBN 0813527422, 9780813527420 Length 263 pages Subjects Architecture  › Buildings  › Public, Commercial & Industrial

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