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World Trade Center

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(Placename) a name licensed by World Trade Centers Association to its members to identify any of a number of iconic buildings worldwide to promote world trade and international business relationships; one such former building complex, at 417m (1368 ft), the tallest in the US, stood in Manhattan, New York, from 1974 until its destruction on September 11, 2001, in which 2,750 people died; reconstruction of the complex began in 2002. Abbreviation: WTC (trademark)
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Noun1.World Trade Center - twin skyscrapers 110 stories high in New York CityWorld Trade Center - twin skyscrapers 110 stories high in New York City; built 1368 feet tall in 1970 to 1973; destroyed by a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Greater New York, New York, New York City - the largest city in New York State and in the United States; located in southeastern New York at the mouth of the Hudson river; a major financial and cultural center
Translations
centre d’affaires international
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9:59 AM: The South Tower (WTC 2) collapses. 
and WTC 2 at 9:02:59 a.m.) produced significant structural damage.
WTC 1 and WTC 2 were comprised of 110 stories above grade and seven levels below grade and had an approximate footprint area of 42,900 [ft.sup.2].
Assembly spaces were located near the top of each building (Windows on the World in WTC 1 and Top of the World Observation Deck in WTC 2), presumably to capitalize on the scenic views available from the location in the building.
Building ventilation (heating and cooling) was provided in WTC 1 and WTC 2 by HVAC systems located in four mechanical equipment rooms (MERs) located on the 7th, 41st, 75th, and 108th floors of each building.
There were two core supply ventilation zones (north/south in WTC 2, east/west in WTC 1, due to the orientation of the core), four interior space HVAC zones (corresponding to the four quadrants of the building), and four perimeter zones (north/south/east/west).
1 had clients in One Liberty Plaza, WTC 2, WFC 3 and WFC 4.
2,121,437 2,081,203 7 WTC 2,000,000 2,000,000 5 WTC 783,520 780,873 4 WTC 576,000 561,491 6 WTC 537,694 537,694 Total 15,541,483 15,044,943 Office buildings damaged were: 2 WFC 2,591,244 2,542,244 3 WFC 2,263,855 2,247,611 1 WFC 1,461,365 1,323,865 1 Bank T.