For the record: Port Authority WTC Page snapshot

Rohit Khare
Thu, 11 Oct 2001 08:00:04 -0700

The site is rightfully rewired to focus on emergency 
information only, but I thought I'd capture these meager facts from 
the Google cache before it's lost, too. The triumphal tone... well, I 
miss it. "... the largest cooling plant in the world...".

Also captured here is the replacement home page for the association 
of world trade centers... Rohit


This is G o o g l e's cache of

The complex is situated on a 16-acre site and consists of seven 
buildings with 12 million square feet. All are constructed around the 
five-acre Austin J. Tobin Plaza and have entrances to the Plaza and 
the surrounding city streets. The World Trade Center is connected by 
a land bridge to the World Financial Center complex located to its 
west and is close to the New York and American Stock Exchanges.

More than 1.2 million cubic yards of earth and rock were excavated to 
make way for the World Trade Center. The excavated material was 
placed in the Hudson River to create 23.5 acres of new land deeded to 
the City of New York. This landfill area is now Battery Park City.

More than 200,000 tons of steel, far more than the amount required 
for the construction of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge, was used in the 
World Trade Center's construction.

The 425,000 cubic yards of concrete used in building the World Trade 
Center is enough to build a five-foot wide sidewalk from New York 
City to Washington, D.C.

At peak periods of construction, some 3,500 workers were on the site daily.

There are 43,600 windows in the Twin Towers with over 600,000 square 
feet of glass window area cleaned by automatic window washing 
machines traveling on stainless steel tracks.

With 60,000 tons of cooling capacity, the World Trade Center's 
refrigeration plant is the largest in the world.

The 360-foot television mast atop One World Trade Center supports 10 
main television antennas, numerous auxiliary antennas and a master FM 
antenna. Transmissions from the mast began in June, 1980. Ten 
television stations in the metropolitan area, including all the major 
networks, broadcast from the mast. In addition, six stations 
broadcast high-definition, digital television from the World Trade 

The Tower's skylobby elevator systems separate express from local 
runs. There are 239 elevators and 71 escalators in the four buildings 
operated by the Port Authority at the complex. The sky lobby express 
elevators are capable of carrying 55 people, a 10,000 pound capacity. 
Express elevators can travel at speeds of up to 27 feet per second.


Architects: Minoru Yamasaki & Associates; Emery Roth & Sons, P.C.
Plot: 960 x 710 (681,600 sf) shared site for 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 World 
Trade Center

Built: 1970
Height: 110 Floors
Floor Sizes: (9 - 105) 45,000-50,000 sf
Elevators: 97 passenger, 6 freight

Built: 1972
Height: 110 Floors
Floor Sizes (2 - 109) 45,000 - 50,000 sf
Elevators: 97 passenger, 6 freight

Built: 1977
Height: 9 Floors
Floor Sizes: (2 - 9) 84,500 sf
Elevators: 12 passenger, 1 freight

Built: 1972
Height: 9 Floors
Floor Sizes: (2 - 9) 108,400 sf
Elevators: 9 passenger

Built: 1975
Height: 8 Floors
Floor Sizes: (2- 8) 80,400 sf
Elevators: 8 passenger, 4 freight


World Trade Centers Association Notice

Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathies go out to the many 
individuals and families that have suffered terrible losses as a 
result of the horrific September 11 attack on the World Trade Center 
in New York. We consider ourselves extremely fortunate that all of 
our Association staff members were able to leave the building safely.

In the days since then, we have received a great many expressions of 
concern from our global World Trade Center family and others, and 
these are sincerely appreciated.

Like all the other organizations based in the World Trade Center, our 
offices are gone.
However, while we have no office at present, our important mission, 
our global family of World Trade Centers, and our many programs to 
support and expand international business are unchanged. Our 
Association is rededicating itself to the principles that led to its 
founding: that trade is essential for economic prosperity -- and that 
global trade promotes understanding and peace among nations.

We have already begun to re-establish our headquarters in new 
offices, and we have created this website as the first step in 
building up the many web services of the WTCA. In order to 
communicate with any of our staff, please use our normal email 
addresses, or send us a fax at 212-824-1513.

With the cooperation of our more than 300 member World Trade Center 
in almost 100 countries, we are determined to make our Association an 
even more vital economic development partner to the businesses and 
regions we serve.

Guy F. Tozzoli, President
World Trade Centers Association