What Were the Twin Towers?
  • Author : Jim O'Connor
  • Release Date : 10 May 2016
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 13 : 9780451532770
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Book excerpt: Discover the true story of the Twin Towers—how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed. When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1,368 feet, they clocked in as the tallest buildings in the world and changed the New York City skyline dramatically. Offices and corporations moved into the towers—also known as the World Trade Center—and the buildings were seen as the economic hub of the world. But on September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack toppled the towers and changed our nation forever. Discover the whole story of the Twin Towers—from their ambitious construction to their tragic end.

What Were the Twin Towers

What Were the Twin Towers

Author : Jim O'Connor,Who HQ
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Discover the true story of the Twin Towers—how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed. When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1,368 feet, they clocked in as the tallest buildings in the world ...

What Were the Twin Towers

What Were the Twin Towers

Author : Jim O'Connor
Publisher : Penguin
Genre : JUVENILE NONFICTION
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Discover the true story of the Twin Towers--how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed. When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1,368 feet, they clocked in as the tallest buildings in the world and ...

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Publisher : G K Hall & Company
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