WTC Rising, 1973

Posted by Stephanie Fysh in Articles

On the anniversary of the destruction of the World Trade Center, a look back to near the end of construction, in Wil Blanche’s 1973 photographs.

Overlooking the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan, the Towers of the World Trade Center Soar Skyward to a Height of 1,350 Feet 05/1973

Overlooking the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan, the Towers of the World Trade Center Soar Skyward to a Height of 1,350 Feet 05/1973

Blanche photographed the WTC construction as part of the nationwide, multi-photographer Documerica project. See the rest of his WTC photographs in the U.S. National Archives collection in the Commons:

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  1. The Twin Towers in May 1973 « Undercurrent Says:

    [...] Overlooking the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan, the Towers of the World Trade Center Soar Skyward to a Height of 1,350 Feet 05/1973. (Photographer: Wil Blanche). (via indicommons). [...]

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    [...] in New York City. The first images I saw on TV were of smoke billowing out the side of one of the World Trade Center towers, accompanied by hesitating and uncertain commentary how such an accident could have happened. [...]

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