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The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center
The Twin Towers
About this creation
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.





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  September 11, 2013
God bless America
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  July 1, 2012
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!
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  October 6, 2011
Well done! very nice a good memory of the 911 the most darkest day in our history very nice I like it! Can you come see my u-boat?
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  November 9, 2010
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 . :(
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  February 14, 2010
hi, can you tell me how you made the world trade centers out of lego because i wnt to know how i can make them and can you also tell the amount of bricks i will need to make the world trade centers.
  August 24, 2009
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
  August 24, 2009
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! www.911towersmemorial.com
R H
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conor mccarthy
  July 16, 2009
great detail!
R H
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Commander Ult
  July 16, 2009
Finally, a good MOTD, nice one.
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  July 16, 2009
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 ;)
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  July 16, 2009
This is wonderful. A truly magnificent piece and tribute.
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  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
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  July 16, 2009
wow good job dude where did you get this number of the window tiles
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  July 16, 2009
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
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  July 16, 2009
I love it! I was 6 when it happened and I dont think I quite understood it at the time. Everyone who makes one of these gets kudos from me!
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  July 16, 2009
AWESOME.....
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  July 16, 2009
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?
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  July 16, 2009
plz dont make a lego plane!
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  July 16, 2009
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.
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  July 16, 2009
Simply Amazing
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  July 16, 2009
this is a very nice creation. i like it. you did a great job...keep up the great work
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  July 16, 2009
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.
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  July 16, 2009
Such a sad day. so many people died. I was at pre-school, and everybody was watching one TV that was set up in the cafateria. Great moc! where did you get all of the info?
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  July 16, 2009
last pic looks like a horror film scene haha. Thanks for making this :)
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  July 16, 2009
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
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  July 16, 2009
i wish i could could get moc of the day! good job nice detail!
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  July 16, 2009
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!
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  July 16, 2009
congrats on moc of the day
  May 10, 2009
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
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  March 2, 2009
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!
  February 23, 2009
can you tell me how to make them ?
  February 5, 2009
Amazing! You even did the subway station in the South Tower! A great memorial.
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  November 18, 2008
i was 6 when the twin towers fell... i was watching tv, then it came on... it was terrible... good moc
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  October 7, 2008
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.
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  September 13, 2008
That was a sad day i came from school and i saw my mom crying she said to be quiet while she was wacthing the news.all i saw the news and it said the world trade center were destroyed
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  August 24, 2008
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.
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  August 10, 2008
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.
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  August 8, 2008
It looks really detailed and huge but really when you look closely it could really just be a fot high altought it looks really detailed.
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  June 12, 2008
classic! almost as good as sean kenney's!
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  January 25, 2008
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.
R H
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aidan coco
  December 6, 2007
Did you rob shannon young for his grill pieces cus i think you did.
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  September 14, 2007
have you got a girlfriend?
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  September 12, 2007
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!
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  September 11, 2007
Jesus Christ, someones been to Bricklink. Great work.
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  September 11, 2007
I bow my head to the memory of those who were lost in that attack.
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  September 11, 2007
A job well done
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  September 11, 2007
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.
 
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