I remember going out boat riding in the NY harbor when the trade centers were going up.
Every week they got a little taller and taller.
I was wondering if they were going to reach the top.
I wonder where the steel came from for them?
I found this on that question a copy and paste,
Construction work began on the North Tower in August 1968 with construction beginning on the South Tower by January 1969. In January 1967, $74 million in contracts were awarded to the Pacific Car and Foundry Company, Laclede Steel Company, Granite City Steel Company, and Karl Koch Erecting Company to supply steel for the project. The Port Authority chose to use many different steel suppliers, bidding on smaller portions of steel, rather than buy larger amounts from a single source such as Bethlehem Steel or U.S. Steel as a cost-saving measure.
I know Bethlehem Steel provided just the biggest steel in the Empire state building. But I know their steel was all over in a lot of stuff.
US steel was big too.
Carnegie Steel Company,started in the 1800's who sold out to US Steel.
I don't know much of the history about the rest of the buildings.
That's it, no more from me now.
I know everyone hates history lessons unless it's about trains. And then there's some who don't even like that.