Twin 1,350-foot towers, the world’s tallest buildings, will be erected to house the World Trade Center planned downtown. The towers and a cluster of 70-foot-high satellite buildings will form a ring around a five-acre plaza containing reflecting pools.
Plans for the $350 million complex on the Lower West Side were disclosed yesterday at a preview in the New York Hilton Hotel.
The center will gather governmental and private activities in the export-import field now widely scattered in the metropolitan area. It will haveexhibition halls, shops, restaurants and a 250-room hotel, for travelers whose business brings them to the center.
Each of the center’s twin towers will be eight stories and 100 feet-taller than the Empire State Building. Without its 222-foot television antenna mast, the Empire State is 1,250 feet high and has 102 stories.