World Peace Through World Trade: The New York World's Fair

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“Peace through world trade” was an idea that swept the nation; this idea was realized by the iconic World Trade Center. In 1939 the New York World’s Fair included an exhibit that was called the “World Trade Center”. This center would be dedicated to the concept of “world peace through trade”( Seven years after the convention the Port Authority signed onto the plan. Guy F Tozzoli, better known as Mr. T was taken on as the project manager, Mr. T wanted to maximize workspace so he hired Minoru Yamasaki to be the head architect. Yamasaki originally drew up a plan that made the Twin Towers 80 to 90 stories high, but later decided to make them taller based on a suggestion from the Port Authority’s Public Relations Staff. The towers were
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