70s Shots: World Trade Center & NYC Surroundings (1973)

'Overlooking the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan, the Towers of the World Trade Center Soar Skyward to a Height of 1,350 Feet 05/1973 - Wil Blanche.'

‘Overlooking the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan, the Towers of the World Trade Center Soar Skyward to a Height of 1,350 Feet 05/1973 – Wil Blanche.’

This is a good day to remember the original World Trade Center, its surrounding environs and the people who lived and worked in the area. In this wonderful collection of photographs, taken by Wil Blanche on behalf of The Environmental Protection Agency, we see the World Trade towers shortly after their official opening in the spring of 1973.

'Outflow of Drainage from the World Trade Center, New York's Latest Giant, Under Construction between Vesey and Liberty Streets in Lower Manhattan. There Is No Provision for Waste Treatment as Is the Case with All Westside Buildings, Sewage Will Go Directly Into the Already Badly Polluted Hudson River - Wil Blanche.'

‘Outflow of Drainage from the World Trade Center, New York’s Latest Giant, Under Construction between Vesey and Liberty Streets in Lower Manhattan. There Is No Provision for Waste Treatment as Is the Case with All Westside Buildings, Sewage Will Go Directly Into the Already Badly Polluted Hudson River – Wil Blanche.’

'Towers of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan Seen From West Street 05/1973 - Wil Blanche.'

‘Towers of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan Seen From West Street 05/1973 – Wil Blanche.’

"In Battery Park, Lower Manhattan 05/1973 - Wil Blanche.'

“In Battery Park, Lower Manhattan 05/1973 – Wil Blanche.’

To see more from this collection hop to the original article at The Atlantic.

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