Synopsis by Elizabeth Smith
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.
famous-structures, September 11th, skyscraper, collapse, engineering, terrorism, terrorist-attack, architecture, tower [structure]