The Trade Towers’ History

The history of the World Trade Center is far more fascinating than most people realize.  It also started far earlier than most know; it encompasses history from the development of New York itself, to failed “World Trade Center” plans that came before it:  U.S. Supreme Court challenge, strikes, a fear of heights, Hitler’s plan for Financial District, and many other stories make the history rich and colorful.

Learn more below:

Part I:  From the 1640s to the 1940s

Part II:  From 1943 to 1963

Part III:  From 1963 to 1973

The World Trade Center and 9/11 in New York

Check back regularly as we are continually researching and updating the history of the Twin Towers.


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