Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2006.5.8
Dimensions: 42 in X 28 in
Dimensions (Metric): 106.68 cm X 71.12 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Lawrence Provost
National Airlines advertising poster for New York featuring an aerial view of the Twin Towers in lower Manhattan. The undeveloped Battery Park City is in the lower foreground. "New York | National Airlines" is printed at the bottom.
Until their destruction on 9/11, the Twin Towers dominated the Manhattan skyline. Symbols of American ingenuity and audacity, they provided an immediate visual association with the irrepressible vitality of New York City. Appearing again and again in the movies, the towers became permanently etched into the public imagination.