The Resource The twin towers : a history, directed and directed by Kaye Wise Whitehead, (electronic resource)

The twin towers : a history, directed and directed by Kaye Wise Whitehead, (electronic resource)

Label
The twin towers : a history
Title
The twin towers
Title remainder
a history
Statement of responsibility
directed and directed by Kaye Wise Whitehead
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Twin Towers have attained mythic status in the 21st century. The effect of their destruction and the tragic loss of life is engraved on the American consciousness. Here is a fascinating history of the buildings that set the character of lower Manhattan and symbolized not only the power of New York City but American culture and financial dominance. The Twin Towers takes the viewer on an architectural journey that explores the design, construction and ultimate destruction of the 110-story buildings. Through interviews with architects, cultural historians, engineers and construction workers, a rich and absorbing story emerges. It was David and Nelson Rockefeller who initially envisioned the development of lower Manhattan as the center for international trade. There is a certain irony in that they thought global trade would promote world peace. Japanese architect Minoru Yamasaki was chosen to design the World Trade Center, and despite some negative response toward the "spaghetti boxes," most believed these two major buildings would usher in the 21st Century. The film describes the technical problems that were overcome, including the challenge to the ironworkers. It also recounts the daredevil stunts that the buildings attracted. Paul Goldberger, renowned architecture critic, and others contemplate the future of the site
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
representational
Dewey number
974.71
Intended audience
For High School; College; Adult audiences
Language note
English
Target audience
general
Label
The twin towers : a history, directed and directed by Kaye Wise Whitehead, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • Previously published as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
c
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ASP1650505/artv
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (streaming video file) (49 min.)
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
  • v
Medium for sound
other
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34389982
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
  • ASP1650505
  • (OCoLC)780755604
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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