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BUILDING
 
 
World Trade Center (Ground Zero)
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DESIGNER
 
 
Minoru Yamasaki

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MATERIALS
 
aluminium, steel

 

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LOCATION
 
Continent
North America
Nation
United States
State
New York
Metropolitan area
New York City
County
New York
Town
New York - Manhattan
Borough
Manhattan
Address
World Trade Center Plaza (West Street, Liberty Street, Church Street, Vesey Street)
 
 
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TYPOLOGY
 
ARCHITECTURE
Buildings for offices and professional practises
Offices
Vertical architectures
Skyscrapers
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CHRONOLOGY
 
Project
1966 - 1970    
Realisation
1970 - 1973
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THE BUILDING IN CINEMA
 
Title
  World Trade Center
Directed by
Oliver Stone
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2006
Cast
Nicolas Cage, Michael Pena, Jay Hernandez, Armando Riesco, Maria Bello, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Donna Murphy, Patti D’Arbanville
Building's role
Protagonist
 
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  United 93
Directed by
Paul Greengrass
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2006
Cast
Building's role
Considerable
 
Title
  11'09'01. September 11 [September 11]
Directed by
Youssef Chahine, Amos Gitai, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Shohei Imamura, Claude Lelouch, Ken Loach, Samira Makhmalbaf, Mira Nair, Idrissa Ouedraogo, Sean Penn, Danis Tanovic
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2002
Cast
Building's role
Protagonist
 
Title
  A.I. Artificial Intelligence
Directed by
Steven Spielberg
Nationality
USA
Year of production
2001
Cast
Haley Joel Osment, Frances O'Connor, Jake Thomas, Jude Law, William Hurt, Ken Leung, Clark Gregg, Kevin Sussman, April Grace, Matt Winston, Sabrina Grdevich
Building's role
Appreciable
Title
  Escape from New York
Directed by
John Carpenter
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1981
Cast
Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine, Donald Pleasence, Isasc Hayes, Adrienne Barbeau, Harry Dean Stanton
Building's role
Appreciable
Title
  King Kong
Directed by
John Guillermin
Nationality
USA
Year of production
1976
Cast
Jeff Bridges, Jessica Lange, John Randolph, Rene Auberjonois, Jack O\'Halloran
Building's role
Considerable
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BIBILIOGRAPHIC REFERENCES
 
 
Jean-Louis Cohen, "Ground Zero + 4", Il giornale dell'architettura 33, ottobre 2005, pp. 1, 2
Suzanna Stephens, Ian Luna, Ron Broadhurst, Immaginare Ground Zero. Progetti e proposte per l'area del World Trade Center, Rizzoli, 2005
Matteo Agnoletto, Groundzero.exe. Costruire il vuoto, Edizioni Kappa, Roma 2004
review: Stefano Oletto, "Quel vuoto da colmare", Il giornale dell'architettura 25, gennaio 2005, "Libri" p. 33

review: Liana Frola, "The rising", L'architettura. Cronache e storia 593, marzo/march 2005, "Selelibri/Bookdigest" p. 192
"Le dieci torri che hanno cambiato il mondo/Ten towers that changed the world", Domus Grattacieli/Skyscrapers, supplemento a/supplement of Domus 865, dicembre/december 2003, p. 26 (22-29)
Maurizio Vogliazzo, "Una risposta troppo rapida?/WTC New York", L'Arca 180, aprile/april 2003, pp. 18-29
"Sette visioni di New York/Seven proposition for New York", Domus 856, febbraio/february 2003, "Servizi/Features" pp. 32-49
Deyan Sudijc, "Affrontare Ground Zero/Facing up to Ground Zero", Domus 856, febbraio/february 2003, "Servizi/Features" pp. 34-35 (32-49)
Peter Skinner, Mike Wallace, World Trade Center. I giganti che sfidavano il cielo, White Star, 2003
Bill Harris, Mille edifici di New York, Electa, Milano 2003, pp. 48-49, n. 65
Fulvio Irace, "Geopolitica del grattacielo/Geopolitics of the Skyscraper", Lotus international 101, giugno/june 1999 [Grattacieli/Skyscrapers], p. 6 (6-15)
Judith Dupré, Skyscrapers, Black Dog & Leventhal, New York 1996, pp. 66-67
Bruno Zevi, Spazî dell'architettura moderna, Einaudi, Torino 1973, tav. 638 [XII. La terza età: itinerarî degli anni cinquanta-ottanta]
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ADDITIONS AND DIGRESSIONS
 
 
Oriana Fallaci, La rabbia e l'orgoglio, Rizzoli, Milano 2001
tr. en. The Rage and The Pride, Rizzoli, 2001
tr. fr. La rage et l'orgueil, Éditions Plon, 2002
tr. es. La rabia y el orgullo, La Esfera de los Libros, Madrid 2002
 
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CLIENT
 
 
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
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DIMENSIONAL
DATA
 
Height
Tower 1 m. 417 (pinnacle m. 526)
Tower 2 m. 415
Floors
110
Number
104 lifts
21.800 windows
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STRUCTURES
 
 
Worthington, Skilling, Helle and Jackson - John Skilling, Leslie Robertson
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STAFF
 
Project
Minoru Yamasaki & Associates
Associate designers
Emery Roth & Sons
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ANNOTATIONS
 
 
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