World Trade Center: Anatomy of the Collapse (2001)

Genres - Science & Technology  |   Sub-Genres - Architecture & Design, Inventions & Innovations, Tragedies & Catastrophes  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |  
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The filmmakers had nearly completed this video when the World Trade Center towers were attacked on September 11, 2001. They decided to have host Harry Smith create a new introduction and add new commentary that would address this terrible tragedy. The film's chief focus is on the architectural brilliance of Minoru Yamasake who designed the 1,300-foot twin towers, and the incredible construction efforts required to build them. The film still contains a construction manager's pre-September 11th comments that the towers would probably remain standing even if aircraft were flown straight into them.

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famous-structures, September 11th, skyscraper, collapse, engineering, terrorism, terrorist-attack, architecture, tower [structure]