Early Story of the Establishment of the WTC Building in New York
NEW YORK - On September 11, 2016, it coincided with the 14year tragedy of the World Trade Center attack, New York, United States (US).
The tragedy of the collapse of the tallest skyscraper in the west of the United States which is considered a terrorist attack has not only shocked the world of international politics and economics, but also of the international architectural stage.
After collapsing on September 11, 2001, it gave rise to ideas about what and how to rebuild the skyscraper. The reason is that the building is not only the center of world trade, but also a symbol of American pride.
As reported by Business Insider, Wednesday (14/9/2016), construction of the tower began in February 1967 at a cost of up to USD 500 million or the equivalent of IDR 6.5 trillion (exchange rate IDR 13,161).
It was architect Minoru Yamasaki who designed the two 110-storey buildings built on a hollow structure supported by steel columns. More than 10,000 workers were involved in the construction of the complex including a 5-hectare tower and plaza with a 25-foot statue of Fritz Koeing.
In the 1973 opening ceremony, architect Yamasaki said the World Trade Center was a symbol of humanity's dedication to world peace. More than just a necessity, but this building is a monument to world peace. This building is a representation of human belief for humanity.
However, the reality is in contrast to 180 degrees when this most prestigious skyscraper fell victim to a tragedy of terrorism which is far from a peace said by the architect Yamasaki.