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The Resource The twin towers : a history, directed and directed by Kaye Wise Whitehead, (electronic resource)

The twin towers : a history, directed and directed by Kaye Wise Whitehead, (electronic resource)

Label
The twin towers : a history
Title
The twin towers
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
directed and directed by Kaye Wise Whitehead
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Twin Towers have attained mythic status in the 21st century. The effect of their destruction and the tragic loss of life is engraved on the American consciousness. Here is a fascinating history of the buildings that set the character of lower Manhattan and symbolized not only the power of New York City but American culture and financial dominance. The Twin Towers takes the viewer on an architectural journey that explores the design, construction and ultimate destruction of the 110-story buildings. Through interviews with architects, cultural historians, engineers and construction workers, a rich and absorbing story emerges. It was David and Nelson Rockefeller who initially envisioned the development of lower Manhattan as the center for international trade. There is a certain irony in that they thought global trade would promote world peace. Japanese architect Minoru Yamasaki was chosen to design the World Trade Center, and despite some negative response toward the "spaghetti boxes," most believed these two major buildings would usher in the 21st Century. The film describes the technical problems that were overcome, including the challenge to the ironworkers. It also recounts the daredevil stunts that the buildings attracted. Paul Goldberger, renowned architecture critic, and others contemplate the future of the site
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whitehead, K. Wise
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Runtime
49
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
general
Technique
unknown
Label
The twin towers : a history, directed and directed by Kaye Wise Whitehead, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ARTV;1650505
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650505/artv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (49 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a203549
  • (OCoLC)780755604
Video recording format
other
Label
The twin towers : a history, directed and directed by Kaye Wise Whitehead, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?ARTV;1650505
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Control code
ASP1650505/artv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (49 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a203549
  • (OCoLC)780755604
Video recording format
other

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