The World Trade Center: The History of the Construction, Destruction, and Rebirth of a New York City Landmark (Unabridged) The World Trade Center: The History of the Construction, Destruction, and Rebirth of a New York City Landmark (Unabridged)

The World Trade Center: The History of the Construction, Destruction, and Rebirth of a New York City Landmark (Unabridged‪)‬

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The name "World Trade Center", when spoken by an American, tends to conjure up the best and worst about the nation. The idea for such a financial center was conceived of in the heady days of post-World War II prosperity, when the nation's financial prospects had never looked better and Americans were trading all over the world with both former allies and enemies. At the same time, many in New York City, one of the jewels of the East Coast, had fallen on hard times, and it was hoped that the World Trade Center would revitalize Lower Manhattan and bring the Big Apple a bigger share of the prosperity the world was enjoying. Likewise, the center was designed by men steeped in the modern era, when architects could build skyscrapers as opposed to simple office complexes. For 30 years, the Twin Towers were the most dramatic features of the New York skyline, and for a short while one of the towers could boast of being the tallest building in the world. People came from around the world to visit them for both business and pleasure, and while most days were busy but uneventful, there were exceptions. A stunt seemingly featuring a man dancing in the sky humanized and popularized the buildings, and they began to prosper, just as the nation itself would rise again out of the mire of the 1970s.

ジャンル
歴史
ナレーター
Scott Clem
言語
EN
英語
ページ数
02:32
時間
発売日
2017年
3月1日
発行者
Charles River Editors
提供元
Audible.com
サイズ
126.1
MB