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What were the Twin Towers?  Cover Image Book Book

What were the Twin Towers? / by Jim O'Connor ; illustrated by Ted Hammond.

O'Connor, Jim, (author.). Hammond, Ted, (illustrator.).



"Discover the true story of the Twin Towers--how they came to be the tallest buildings in the world and why they were destroyed. When the Twin Towers were built in 1973, they were billed as an architectural wonder. At 1,368 feet, they clocked in as the tallest buildings in the world and changed the New York City skyline dramatically. Offices and corporations moved into the towers--also known as the World Trade Center--and the buildings were seen as the economic hub of the world. But on September 11, 2001, a terrorist attack toppled the towers and changed our nation forever. Discover the whole story of the Twin Towers--from their ambitious construction to their tragic end"-- Provided by publisher.

Item details

  • ISBN: 9780448487854
  • ISBN: 0448487853
  • Physical Description: 108 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 20 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2016]

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Includes a timeline of the twin towers and a timeline of the world.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (page 108).
Formatted Contents Note:
What were the Twin Towers? -- Money, money, money -- Sky-high towers -- Battle plan -- Up they go -- Love 'em or hate 'em! -- Daredevils -- City within a city -- The first attack -- 9/11 -- Why did the towers fall? -- The New World Trade Center -- The museum -- Timelines.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.9 1.0.
Subject: World Trade Center (New York, N.Y. : 1970-2001) > Juvenile literature.
Skyscrapers > New York (State) > New York > Juvenile literature.
Terrorism > Juvenile literature.
First responders > Juvenile literature.
Airplanes > Juvenile literature.
New York (N.Y.) > Buildings, structures, etc. > Juvenile literature.
Skyscrapers. > Juvenile literature.
Terrorism. > Juvenile literature.
First responders. > Juvenile literature.
Airplanes. > Juvenile literature.

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