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I'm currently watching "The Center of the World", the last(?) installment of Rick Burns' "New York: A Documentary Film". So far, they've told the story of how the towers were built. They went over the motives, the architecture, and the engineering. Like the earlier installments in this excellent series, it's told in more of a storytelling mode than the normal engineering based documentary.

The best anecdote so far has to have been the story of how the towers became the largest building in the world. The designs became bigger and bigger, until they were 100 stories tall. Finally, a girl working in the PR department suggested that they go another 10 stories, and build the largest building in the world.

- Tom | permalink | changelog | Last updated: 2003-09-08 23:15

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