Skip to comments.Rise of the World Trade Center (1969-1973)
Posted on 08/09/2012 5:05:10 PM PDT by moonshot925
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Philippe Petit, August 1974
Fantastic pix! Hi-Rise construction, (West Coast), was my gig before Ret. Those photos really bring back some wonderful memories. ‘DLDB’(Don’t Look Down Baby) was a common response to another tradesman’s “Hey, how are ya doing”? greeting up in the tower. Damn, a long time ago...
Thank goodness for people like you who could do that work. I get queasy just looking at the pix!
Back in 1961 - 62 I was an IBM Customer Engineer (Their name for a machine repairman) in downtown Manhattan. Between service calls I kept my tool brief case at the American Express credit card offices and helped service their machines.
When I needed IBM replacement parts for a customer in the Insurance District.....John St,. Maiden Lane, etc. I picked them up at an IBM sub-station at 220 Church St. That building was torn down to make room for the two World Trade Towers a few years after I left The Big Apple.
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