A brief history of the World Trade Center
The World Trade Center was designed by Minoru Yamasaki and built by The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey as headquarters for the development of international business. Construction began in 1966, the complex opened in December 1970, and was dedicated in April, 1973. State-of-the-art improvements made at the World Trade Center in 1993 significantly enhanced building safety and security. [Port Authority brochure]
“More of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut than you’ll see from anywhere else.”
Take in the most exciting city in the world- from a quarter mile high in the sky! From The Observation Deck of the World Trade Center, New York lies quietly at your feet. With spectacular vistas in all directions…to the south lies New York Harbor, the majestic Statue of Liberty and historic Ellis Island…to the north, the famous skyscrapers of midtown.
Facing west you’ll see New Jersey…to the east, the eternal Brooklyn Bridge. The trip begins in the lobby of Two World Trade Center, where you take an escalator to the ticket booth on the Mezzanine. There, an express elevator takes you to the 107th Floor Observation Deck in under a minute and a half! The glass-enclosed, climate-controlled Observation Deck is open rain or shine. Experience unforgettable views in every direction. Then take a unique photographic exhibit – “Everything You Wanted To Know About The World Trade Center, And More.” Wind and weather permitting, head on up to the Rooftop Promenade, the world’s highest outdoor platform. The Deck and exhibit are open daily from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm from October through May, and 9:30 am to 11 :30 pm from June through September. For more information, call (212) 435-7377. [Port Authority Brochure]
The D.C. jail erroneously released four inmates during a six-day period last month, among them a student from Pakistan who threatened to kill President Bush a week after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks and who should have been delivered to federal authorities for a deportation proceeding.
The report, compiled by an independent inquiry into the September 11th, World Trade Centre attack, warns the American public that the government’s official version of events does not stand up to scrutiny.
WHAT DID HAPPEN TO FLIGHT 93? RICHARD WALLACE, US Editor, examines riddle of hijacked jet as he visits crash site THE unmarked military-style jet swooped down at high speed through the valley, twice circled the smouldering black scar where Flight 93 had careered into the ground just seconds earlier and then hurtled off over the horizon.
“By now, Fariscal had an inkling she had stumbled onto something big. She couldn’t know, however, just how big her discovery would turn out to be; that amid the clutter of the chemicals and cotton at the Dona Josefa apartment, investigators would unearth a plan that, with the benefit of hindsight, career CIA officers today admit looks alarmingly like an early blueprint for the Sept. 11 attack on America.”