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Old October 26th, 2010, 11:37 PM   #21
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Love the thread. I have most of the pictures, but that's because I've been going nuts and saving pictures on the original WTC for years now. Only a matter of time before flickr/photobucket/whatever users shut down their accounts, are deleted, etc.

It's nice to have stuff in one location for the users of the board. Good work!
Not to worry: Many libraries and historical archives are just beginning to scan their holdings into online sites like Flickr. So as individuals (who often have mundane stuff anyways) lose interest, the powerhouse documention will be coming on stream.






1971


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looking south. January 1971 by Jamie6737, on Flickr


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September 1972 by Jamie6737, on Flickr



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World Trade Center, NYC by Wernher Krutein, on Flickr



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Looking at Manhattan from Liberty Island, New Year's morning 1972 by Eric Hardy, on Flickr


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World Trade Center, under construction, 1972 by Robert Barone, on Flickr



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1973

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Fantastic collection of pictures. I can't wait for the new WTC to be complete.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 08:47 PM   #23
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heh... I've been thinking on this subject, I tried to find a couple of pictures... But now I can find everything that interests me! Excellent topic.
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Not to worry: Many libraries and historical archives are just beginning to scan their holdings into online sites like Flickr. So as individuals (who often have mundane stuff anyways) lose interest, the powerhouse documention will be coming on stream.
True, I stumbled on the Wisconsin ones the same time you did.
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Old October 27th, 2010, 10:34 PM   #25
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1973

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Staten Island Ferry with Smog-Obscured Skyline of Lower Manhattan in Background. on the Right Are the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center Overlooking the Hudson River 05/1973 by The U.S. National Archives, on Flickr

From The US National Archives

As work finished up on Tower 2, Tower 1 began to open its doors to tennants while below, final site work for 4WTC began as the other lower structures neared completion. The massive infill plot for Battery Park City was also nearing completion.

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May 1973

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Outfall drain from the WTC site.

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Note the work on the US Customs House (6WTC) nearing completion.

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Eroded seawall along West St. opposite Jersey City and work along infill boundary.

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Car parked at construction site.

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Battery Park City work.

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Development North of the WTC on a cleared parcel in Tribeca.


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Independence Plaza North going up in what is now Tribeca in Lower Manhattan. Looking south from near the West Side Highway to the World Trade Center. New York. May 1973 by wavz13, on Flickr


View from S.West St. of 2 WTC nearing completion.

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View looking south from the Morton St. Pier.

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View looking west from Liberty St. Note the Bankers Trust Building (later Deutsche Bank) nearing completion.

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Harbor view with Deutsche Bank topping out.

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Looking south down West Broadway.

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Fritz Koenig's "Sphere" sculpture in the WTC Plaza.


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World Trade Center Plaza Sphere ~ New York City by ThinkingCouch, on Flickr



WTC Plaza work after Hudson Terminal demolition, from Liberty Plaza, 1973



wtc_1973 by sjnnyny, on Flickr


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Staten Island Ferry view of New York's new skyline.

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Old October 27th, 2010, 10:55 PM   #26
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Grand Opening ceremony, April 4 1973


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May 1973 Note demolition of Hudson terminal site for 4WTC has been completed while the plaza and other lower structures progress towards completion.
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The Woolworth Tower peers between the two titans.
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July 1973
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May 28 1973
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September 1973 note: Banker's Trust Tower (5WTC) nearing completion.

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December 1973

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World Trade Center, Battery Park City, Battery. Nov 25, 1974. New York by wavz13, on Flickr
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Brochure from 1975

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Phillipe Petit famously tighrope walks between the Trade Towers in 1975


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30 years after the original, King Kong finds a new roost:


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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:15 PM   #28
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Windows On The World

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interior of windows of the world restaurant on 107 floot of wtc tower north july 1976 by eralsoto, on Flickr


Windows on the World logo.

Windows on the World was a complex of venues at the top floors (106th and 107th) of the North Tower of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan that included a restaurant, Windows on the World, a smaller restaurant called Wild Blue, and a bar called The Greatest Bar on Earth, as well as rooms for private functions. Developed by restaurateur Joe Baum and designed initially by Warren Platner, Windows on the World occupied 50,000 square feet of space in the North Tower. The restaurants operated from April 1976 until 2001 when they were destroyed in the September 11 attacks. (wikipedia)




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View from Windows on The World looking northeast towards Queens
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Old October 27th, 2010, 11:30 PM   #29
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Do you have interior pics of the towers?
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Escalators from concourse


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One of my favorite threads on this forum...Great stuff dude...I'll be watchin'..

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One of the most importants threads of skyscrapercity. regards
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Work on the new residential Independence Plaza development north of the WTC

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Empty lots covered with cars just a few blocks north of the World Trade Center from the abandoned West Side Highway. One old 19th century building still stands on West Street. March 1975 by wavz13, on Flickr

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Independence Plaza North going up in what is now Tribeca in Lower Manhattan. Looking south from near the West Side Highway to the World Trade Center. New York. May 1973 by wavz13, on Flickr
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powerful picture!

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Moving in 1973-75

Finished lobby awaits new tennants 1973




Opening Day 1973



World Trade Center lobby. Opening Day. March 1973. New York by wavz13, on Flickr



Lobby of the World Trade Center on opening day toward the West Side Highway. Its was a gray, rainy day outside. March 1973. New York by wavz13, on Flickr



Port Authority offices before Opening Day 1973

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Port Authority Building before moving PA employees to World Trade Center. Another Engineering group. 1973 by wavz13, on Flickr



Looking out from the lobby Opening Day 1973


Two guys chatting over coffee as a lady looks out at the elevated West Side Highway and the rainy, dreary weather. World Trade Center lobby on opening day. New York. March 1973. by wavz13, on Flickr


Office, 58th floor 1974

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My father near his office in the World Trade Center. 58th floor North Tower. April 1974. New York by wavz13, on Flickr



View towards New Jersey from Port Authority offices 1974

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Morris Canal Basin, abandoned railroad land and the Colgate Plant in Jersey City from the 58th floor of the World Trade Center. New York. 1974. by wavz13, on Flickr

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Jersey City panoramic view from my dad's office on the 58th floor of the World Trade Center. April 1974 by wavz13, on Flickr



Empty blocks north of WTC April 1974

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Empty blocks just north of the World Trade Center from the 58th floor of the North Tower. April 1974. New York by wavz13, on Flickr



View north towards new development in Tribeca from 1WTC 58th floor 1974

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Lower West Side from World Trade Center North Tower 58th floor. Independance Plaza North going up in foreground. New York. 1974 by wavz13, on Flickr



PATH train escalators 1975

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World Trade Center Concourse-level escalators down to the PATH trains at evening rush hour. March 1975. New York by wavz13, on Flickr



Battery Park landfill area and WTC from S. West St. 1975

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East River view from P.A. offices in 1 WTC 1975

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View south past 2WTC towards the harbor 1974. Note the expanse of newly created infill property along West St.

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World Trade Center south to harbor and Battery Park City landfill. 1974. New York by wavz13, on Flickr



Same view towards Brooklyn Battery Tunnel entrance.

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The twin towers reorder the skyline above Lower Manhattan and Battery Park 1974

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World Trade Center, Battery Park City, Battery. Nov 25, 1974. New York by wavz13, on Flickr



St. Paul's Church and 1 WTC 1973

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4 WTC foundations, Sept. 1974


On Church Street, NYC with World Trade Center (Twin Towers) construction in background - episode originally aired 10-24-74 by Gary Dunaier, on Flickr



'75-76


Nature temporarily reclaims Battery Park infill lot 1975
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View of Woolworth Building 1976
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WTC observation deck

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Life down below



PATH entrance 1976

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Workers amble alongside 5WTC above Vesey St.



6WTC



WTC plaza and sculpture





The underground shopping concourse map c.1989

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Shoppers' entrance

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