The World Trade Center in New York City (sometimes informally referred to as the WTC or the Twin Towers) was a complex of seven buildings in Lower Manhattan, mostly designed by American architect Minoru Yamasaki and engineer Leslie Robertson and developed by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. It was initiated in 1960 by a Lower Manhattan Association created and chaired by David Rockefeller, who had the original idea of building the Center, with strong backing from the then-New York governor, his brother Nelson Rockefeller. The World Trade Center, New York, like most all World Trade Centers located around the globe, belonged to the family of World Trade Centers Association. Larry Silverstein held the most recent lease to the complex, the Port Authority having leased it to him in July 2001. The complex, located in the heart of New York City's downtown financial district, contained 13.4 million square feet (1.24 million m²) of office space, almost four percent of Manhattan's entire office inventory at that time.
Best known for its iconic 110-story twin towers, the World Trade Center was beset by a fire on February 13, 1975 and a bombing on February 26, 1993. Despite the first two disasters, the World Trade Center was a part of New York City's identity and was recognized all over the world as an icon for the United States of America.
All of the original buildings in the complex were destroyed in the September 11, 2001 attacks. One World Trade Center (1 WTC) and Two World Trade Center (2 WTC)—the North Tower and South Tower, respectively, collapsed, as did 7 World Trade Center (7 WTC).
The Marriott World Trade Center (3 WTC) was crushed by the collapses of 1 WTC and 2 WTC. 4 World Trade Center (4 WTC), 5 World Trade Center (5 WTC), and 6 World Trade Center (6 WTC) were damaged beyond repair and later demolished. In addition, St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church (not part of the complex) was destroyed by the collapse of 2 WTC; the Deutsche Bank Building was damaged beyond repair and is currently being deconstructed.
The Lego version is based on Spencer R's fantastic design. It differs in a couple of ways although the basic design is very similar.
- I used the older colours (basing it on his Version 1 rather than 2)
- I placed lights underneath the lobbies and on the roof of the North Tower.
The tower in the forefront is the South, the North with the antenna behind it.
Looking up at the South Tower
Both of the towers as viewed from what would be the plaza
The towers next to the J. Edgar Hoover Building (see The X Files folder)
The lobbies illuminated
These are the lights that illuminate the lobby of the North Tower. The towers are both hollow which allows for this top-down view of the LEDs.
RH please check out how I memorialized the Trade Center and read my home page to find out how I was involved with the Trade Center's victims. Each one of my creations starts off with a Memorial to the victims and whenever I could find an appropriate picture to go with the theme I used it! I enjoyed the fact that so many MOCpagers paid homage to it. God bless you!
like it so much the LEGO WTC twin towers are so good looking. i could go crazy for this model :) . i like it and i know the right pieces how to build that but i still like this mod. its a memorial of 9.11.2001 its sad that osama bin laden destroyed the real building . :(
Very well done. We just saw your model of the towers, and we're a couple of weeks away from launching our own global project called the 911 Towers Memorial. It will be a true-scale (minifig scale) model of the two towers, or otherwise put, at 1:65. The towers will be 21 feet tall and over three feet wide per side. We've already begun, and will conduct the public launch before September 1, 2009. www.911towersmemorial.com
Well done. We just saw your model of the towers, and we're a couple of weeks away from launching our own similar project called the 911 Towers Memorial. It will be a true-scale (minifig scale) model of the two towers, or otherwise put, at 1:65. The towers will be 21 feet tall and over three feet wide per side. We've already begun, and will conduct the public launch on or about September 1, 2009. We hope to see you there!
I like it
July 16, 2009
Excellent rendition of the famous towers, the grill tiles on the sides capture the real texture very well. Congrats on MOTD. ~T
GREAT MOC!! Really nice work.
I love the structure, the lighting... everything about it. You've really captured the essence of the towers.
Disturbing to read the comments.
So many REALLY believe that "t'rrists" did it.
"If you tell a lie that's big enough, and you tell it often enough, people will believe you are telling the truth..." - Richard Beltzer
great job i remember when it happened it was sad make sure u dedicate this to all who died during this week it was a week because people lived the horror but search and rescue diodnt find them in the rumble
Nice job! I was 8 when the towers came down and I still remember watching them come down. It was pretty horrifying. Anyways great job on them. Are you able to add some more pictures of the base of the towers?
I remember when this happened. I was 6 and my dad called from work to tell us to turn on the t.v. The announcer said that the world trade center had been hit by a plane. We kept on watching and then saw another plane hit the 2nd tower and a huge explosion... It sends chills down my spine just thinking about it.
Hyper cool! Do you know what's the worst thing about the 911 tragedy? Well, it's that those silly terrorists are now trying to make people believe that this tragedy never existed! I can't swear on MOCpages to tell you how I feel about it, but I think you can guess.
I remember a long time ago....I was eating breakfast and watching cartoons.....when suddenly it was interrupted with "breaking news", I was annoyed.....I wanted to watch SpongeBob....I'm glad you have recreated this in such a good way
The photography is a bit blurry, but the interior decour is fantastic! Simple, yet beautiful. Oh yes, and good work on the tower on the right. The only sourse of my "New York Knowledge" (adding that I don't live there) is Wikipedia... and good job once again!
on that day i was 3 and i was at my aunts house she watched the towers so did i and i understood when they got attack they were teroist and i was crying so bless those people who lost there lives on that tragic day and by think of it i am crying in my head sometimes from thinking about it im 10 right now and i was born on 1998
You are an amazing artist with legos. I thank you with much gratitude for comemorating that horrible day in such a superb way! You really deserve a round applause! You should also try to make the Empire State building! Amazing! Bravo! 2 thumbs up!
These are perfect. I find it funny how MASSIVE these towers were. This is still Micro-Scale! I remember when this happened, 5th Grade, but honestly, I don't get why people who had nothing to do with New York or anything to do with someone from NYC start crying over this. 2 Big building got smashed my a couple planes, people died, and that idiot Bush is wasting our mens' lives in Iraq. That was 7 years ago. WWII didn't even last this long. I wanna know what he's smoking. Get that retard out of office already.
I remember Sept. 11.My dad was in Russia at the time on a biusiness trip, and he said when he came downstairs in the hotel, All the russians were bawling away,and he couldn'tfigure it out until he saw the television. i was eight. i saw the towers collapse.....i need to stop typing.I'm beginning to cry.
I remember when 9/11 happened. My teacher was crying, ( I was in first grade at the time), all the older kids were talking about it. None of us first graders understood what happened. Now, whenever I see pictures of Ground Zero, or the towers, tears fill my eyes. This is a great tribute to the Twin Towers.
please take a minute to reade this. think of all the people that died in those tradgic seconds and hope for the best for those families who lost loved ones. i hope nothing like this hapens again to america or any other countries which involves terrorist orginasations. god bless all the people that died and the ones that are now left paralysed or seriously injured i wish you a long and happy life time.
i think the moc is great and it brings back allot of bad memories but bcause it is so good in tribute to those who lost their lives i am going to give you a five out of five well done indeed. god bless.
I like it
December 6, 2007
Did you rob shannon young for his grill pieces cus i think you did.
I can't imagine why anybody would want to see the creation with flames on it! It great just the way it is! Anyway, I think you should put some pictures of it in the newspaper or something. That would make a great memorial of that day that happened 6 years ago. I can't imagine how anybody would give this creation anything below 5/5. Excellent work. God bless America!
I find it great that you contributed this great creation on the day of the tradegy. I think that it is almost respectful to make something so magnificant to remember many of the brave souls that helped others, mostly inncocent people, on that tragic day. A great creation.