"I feel this way about it. World trade means world peace and consequently the World Trade Center buildings in New York ... had a bigger purpose than just to provide room for tenants. The World Trade Center is a living symbol of man's dedication to world peace ... beyond the compelling need to make this a monument to world peace, the World Trade Center should, because of its importance, become a representation of man's belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his beliefs in the cooperation of men, and through cooperation, his ability to find greatness."
~ Architect's Statement from Minoru Yamasaki, chief architect of the World Trade Center
For anyone who would explore the history and architecture of the buildings we lost on September 11, here's a list of recommended books about the NY Twin Towers
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