AD Classics: World Trade Center / Minoru Yamasaki Associates + Emery Roth & Sons

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A New York City icon that once rivaled structures such as the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, the World Trade Center, colloquially known as the Twin Towers, was one of the most recognized structures in history. Designed by Japanese-American architect Minoru Yamasaki, it held the title of Tallest Building in the World from 1972–1974.  Up until its unfortunate demise, the WTC site was a major destination, accommodating 500,000 working people and 80,000 visitors on a typical weekday.

Architecture City Guide: Seattle

Our Architecture City Guide series heads to the northwest this week featuring .  The futuristic  Space Needle, designed for the 1962 World’s Fair – Century 21 Exposition, is just one of the many can’t miss buildings on our list.  What others do you think should be added?  Visit our comment section to share your favorites.

The Architecture City Guide: Seattle list and corresponding map after the break!