As we pause to remember the almost 3,000 people who perished in the September 11 attacks 13 years ago, it’s also appropriate to remember the Japanese American architect who built the World Trade Center.
YOMYOMF reminds us that architect Minoru Yamasaki crowning achievement may have been designing the WTC along with his associate Emory Roth.
Yamasaki other notable large scale projects, according to Wikipedia, are the Pacific Science Center for the Seattle World’s Fair, the Federal Reserve Bank tower in Richmond, Virginia and the sleek terminal at the Lambert-St. Louis International Airport.
Construction on the World Trade Center began in 1966 and was completed in six years.He died of cancer in 1986.
You can read about his thoughts on the World Trade Center in YOMYOMF along with a sobering list of the Asian Americans killed on 9-11.