World Trade Center Opening – April 4, 1973

New York Daily News

On April 4, 1973 the New York City skyline dramatically changed. It was on that day, exactly 40 years ago, that the original World Trade Center site officially opened.

World Trade Center on opening day, April 4, 1973.

World Trade Center on opening day, April 4, 1973.

Here is an aerial shot of Lower Manhattan with the buildings finally complete.

In the foreground, landfill is worked on to create what will eventually become Battery Park City. Take a look back at the World Trade Center’s history through the years.

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