September 2018 Soto’s Chronicles
Protecting your most valuable asset — your family
FROM THE DESK OF DeDe Soto
THEWORLDTRADE CENTER How the Towers Came to Be
On Sept.11, 2001, at 8:46 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 struck the north tower of theWorld Trade Center traveling at 470 mph, ripping a hole in the building from floors 93 to 99. At 9:03 a.m., a second plane smashed into the south tower traveling at 590 mph, cutting a gaping hole from floors 75 to 85. Within an hour, the south tower collapsed due to the sheer weight of the building combined with the damage dealt by the impact and the burning jet fuel. At 10:28 a.m., the north tower followed. The rubble and debris from the collapsed towers caused fires and further damage to the surrounding buildings and areas. Within hours, nearly 3,000 people had lost their lives. The attack left the world in a state of terror and grief, and the United States was changed forever. Today, the twin towers’ last day is remembered as the worst terrorist attack in history, but few people know how the buildings became part of New York City’s skyline in the first place. A world trade center pavilion was first hosted during the NewYorkWorld’s Fair in 1939 — the exhibit was dedicated to the slogan“world peace through trade.”The idea for theWorld Trade Center was then abandoned after seven years, until David Rockefeller revived the concept to reinvigorate lower Manhattan. Rockefeller took the reins and continued the project, finding premises near the Fulton Fish Market on the East River, and construction on the $250 million complex began. He also turned to the Port of NewYork Authority for financial support to ensure theWorld Trade Center’s completion, and the first real plans for theWorld Trade Center were put into action. It was then that the Port Authority decided the towers should break the record for the tallest building in the world, beating the 1,250-foot Empire State building. To do this, architect Minoru Yamasaki designed the towers to hold 110 stories each, but they would not have the traditional
WELCOME SEPTEMBER! I hope your summer was full of
memories. As you start to slip back into your normal routine (or perhaps sneak in one more vacation), I hope you take some time for yourself before the crazy holiday season starts. In August, I had lots of continuing educational workshops to attend — one in Orlando and the other in San Diego. Talk about weather extremes! So, as the Soto Law Group moves into September with lots of educational seminars, I am ready to educate you on all the latest planning strategies. Visit thesotolawgroup.com for our schedule.
Hope to hear from you soon! Until next time, many Blessings,
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