newyorkcitypanorama.com Home
HOME CONTACT US 

New York Skyline Photos New York Skyline Pictures World Trade Center Pictures Statue Of Liberty Pictures Empire State Building Pictures Central Park Pictures Times Square Pictures Wall Street Pictures Brooklyn Bridge Pictures Chrysler Building Pictures Rockefeller Center Pictures Greenwich Village Pictures New York Sports Pictures
 
spacerWorld Trade Center Pictures >>New York Skyline Photos >> World Trade Center Pictures
World Trade Center Skyline Pictures
World Trade Center Pictures

We have a great selection of framed and unframed World Trade Center Pictures. These skyline pictures are available in framed 8 inch by 10 inch prints in a great selection of hardwood frames measuring 15 1/2 in. by 13 1/2 in. The other skyline photos are panoramic views of one of our nation’s most beloved cities. These skyline photos are available in two sizes 17 in. x 43 in. with hard wood frame and a 13 1/2 in. x 40 in. framed or unframed panoramic image.

Click to jump to FineWebStores.com for More Information or to Buy.

The World Trade Center

The World Trade Center stood for close to 30 years as a symbol of America financial power. Opened in 1970, the World Trade Center became the one of the most visible and iconic sights along the New York City skyline. Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, the absence of the WTC has left people all over the world over with a deep sense of loss. The World Trade Center ushered in a new era of architectural design that rivaled the world’s great skyscrapers.

The Twin Towers were the most visible parts of the complex. Not as visible but no less important were the low-rise buildings that made up the World Trade Center complex. The construction of the towers was indeed a marvel of modern high-rise construction that set new precedents in skyscraper design. Rising 110 stories above Lower Manhattan, the towers were surrounded by five smaller buildings. The entire complex sat on roughly 22 acres. Like many of the world’s famous skyscrapers, the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center featured observation decks that provided visitors with spectacular panoramic views of the city and beyond.

The idea for a world-class financial center in Lower Manhattan goes back to the mid 1940s though it would almost 20 years before a firm plan was established. The architectural planning started in earnest in 1962 when world famous architect Minoru Yamasaki was hired to design the complex. It would take another three years for construction to begin.

Over the years, the land area at the southern tip of Manhattan Island was expanded by dumping fill materials to the bay formed by the confluence of the Hudson and East Rivers. This practice of expanding land area was not confined to New York City and was used in other large cities like Chicago and San Francisco. For example, the lakefront area of Chicago was filled with the debris from the Great Chicago Fire. After the San Francisco Earthquake, much of the debris from demolished buildings was dumped into San Francisco Bay forming what is now the Marina District.

The Bathtub

The construction of skyscrapers always poses special design challenges and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were no exception. In order to anchor the foundations for these massive structures it is necessary to build on bedrock. On the WTC site, bedrock was over feet below the surface. The design was further complicated by the sites proximity to the river.

The foundation level of the towers was well below sea level making it necessary to build special retaining walls to hold back the Hudson River. The retaining structure became know The Bathtub. Once again, the land area of Lower Manhattan was expanded when over 1 million cubic yards of material dredged from the WTC site was dumped into the river.

Space Matters

The unique design of the Twin Towers represented a radical departure from traditional skyscraper designs. Prior to the construction of World Trade Center towers, high-rise construction was based on a box frame design. This design, though very strong, was not space efficient with the space on each floor taken up by pillars, limiting the layout of the space. The World Trade Center incorporated a center tube design and exterior framing that resulted in an open floor plan with each tower providing almost 4 million square feet of office space. The entire complex of seven buildings provided over 11 million square feet of office space.

The New World Trade Center

Not long after the Towers were destroyed, efforts began on replacement structures. The new WTC is scheduled to have five skyscrapers and a memorial tower to honor and remember the thousands of people who perished on September 11, 2001.

World Trade Center Pictures 
Check out FineWebStores.com
AccentFurniture.com
AlphabetRug.com
BeanBagChairs.com
BigManRecliners.com
BraidedRugSale.com
ButcherBlockKitchen.com
CaliforniaKingBedFrames
DaybedCovers.com
DecorativeBookends.com
GrandfatherClockSale.com
KingSizeBedFrame.com
LumbarSupportRecliner.com
OldWestSigns.net
OuFurniture.com
OutDoorThermometer.com
PlatformStorageBed.com
QueenSizeBedFrames.com
TerrariumSale.com
WardianCase.com
WaterbedAuthority.com
WeatherVaneSale.com
WhatBedBugsLookLike.com

HOME TEXTILES
12VoltMattressWarmers.com
100%EgyptianCottonSheets
AdjustableBedSheetSets
AntiqueSizeSheets
CaliKingSizeSheets
CaliQueenSizeSheets
CollegeDormRoomBedding
CotSheetSets.com
DeepPocketBedSheets.com
DustRufflesForDaybeds.com
ElectricMattressWarmer.com
ExtraDeepPocketBedSheets
HospitalBedSheetSets.com
OlympicQueenSheetSets
RollAwayBedSheets.com
SleeperSofaSheets.com
SplitQueenSheets.com
ThreeQuarterSheets.com
TruckSleeperSheets.com
TwinXLSheetsets.com
WaterbedSheetSale.com
XLFullSheets.com

CITY SKYLINES
AtlantaSkylinePicture.com
BaltimoreSkylines.com
BostonSkylines.com
CharlotteSkyline.com
CitySkylinePictures.com
DallasSkylines.com
DenverSkylines.com
DetroitSkyline.com
FortWorthSkylines.com
FramedPanoramas.com
HoustonSkylines.com
IndianapolisSkyline.com
LASkylines.com
LasVegasPicture.com
LasVegasSkyline.com
LondonSkylines.com
LosAngelesSkylines.com
LouisvilleSkylines.com
MiamiSkylinePicture.com
MilwaukeeSkyline.com
MinneapolisSkylines.com
NashvilleSkylinePicture.com
NewOrleansSkyline.com
NewYorkCitySkylinePicture
New-York-Skyline.com
NewYorkSkylineAtNight.com
ParisSkylines.com
PhiladelphiaSkylines.com
PhillySkylines.com
PittsburghSkylines.com
SanAntonioSkylines.com
SanDiegoSkyline.com
SanFranciscoSkyline
SeattleSkylines.com
SkylineOfNewYork.com
TokyoSkylines.com
TorontoSkyline.com
VancouverSkylinePicture
WashingtonDCSkylines

MATTRESSES
AbeFeller.com
Adjustablebeds.com
AntiqueSizeMattressSet.com
CaliforniaQueenMattress.com
DoubleSizeMattress.com
FullSizedMattress.com
KingSizedMattressSet.com
QueenSizeMattress.com
SleepSmith.com
SplitBoxSprings.com
SplitQueenBoxSprings.com
TallMattress.com
ThreeQuarterMattressSet
TwinMattress.com
TwinXLMattressSet.com