Work Is Started At World Trade Center

June 10, 1965 ·

The Port of New York Authority prepared yesterday to start its first demolition on land acquired for the proposed $350 million World Trade Center.

Workmen fenced off a one story building at Cortlandt and West Streets, which will be razed to make way for tests of foundation systems planned to support the 110-story twin towers and plaza buildings of
the giant complex, The towers will be the tallest buildings in the world.

The workmen will remove fixtures from the building next and then wrecking of the structure will be started.

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