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The Attack of the Twin Towers
Transcript of The Attack of the Twin Towers
What were the characteristics of the Twin Towers?
The Twin Towers had 200,000 tons of steel,
425,000 cubic yards of concrete,and 43,000
windows. It also had 12,000 miles of electric cables and had its own zip code, 10048.
Each tower had 110 floors, 208 ft by 208 ft at the base, and weighed 500,000 tons. The north tower was 1,368 ft high and the south tower was 1,362 ft high . Also both towers contained 998 miles of heating ducts and both had 97 elevators.
Who THOUGHT OF INVENTING THE TWIN TOWERS?
The person who thought of inventing the towers was Minuro Yamasaki, a Japanese inventor. Yamasaki got his education at Bates Collage, University of Washington, Garfield High School, and New York University. He was born on December 1, 1912, Seattle WA, and he died on February 6, 1986. He lived till he was 74 years old.
Mr. Yamasaki was a friendly person
What WAS THE IMPORTANCE OF THE TWIN TOWERS?
The towers were used for financial business. Many important people worked here. The towers had some of the country's biggest businesses such as Marsh USA, Bank of America, Empire Health Choice, and Brown and Wood.LLP.
Cantor Fitzgerald Securities lost the most people. About one-fourth of 3,000 people died.
Did you know that the north tower opened in December 1970, but the south tower opened in January 1972
Also the south tower fell first. This tower was the last one to be hit, but it became the first one to disintegrate and fall
Another thing is that they made the north tower taller than the south tower
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