David Rockefeller presents a plan for a world trade center along the East River of Manhattan.
New York and New Jersey authorize the development of the World Trade Center.
Development proceeds amidst protests by [unconstitutionally] displaced business owners.
The Port Authority wins the legal challenge to the development of the WTC.
The North Tower of the WTC exceeds the height of the Empire State Building, making it the tallest building in the world. (more…)