HURRY UP, WE’RE DREAMING
Back in the ’80s, architectural historian Anthony W. Robins was commissioned to write a book about the World Trade Center as part of the Classics of American Architecture series. A landmarks expert, Robins’ book on the Twin Towers was first published in 1987, and now 25 years later, he’s releasing a new edition chronicling the WTC’s evolution, reports the NYT’s City Room blog. His inspiration? “[To remind people] of a more innocent time, when the center stood as a symbol, certainly, of hubris, wealth and power, but also of the conviction that in New York City, Americans could do anything to which they set their minds.”Call it an Empire State of Mind, but it still rings true today.
New Glimpses of the Twin Towers’ Past