Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2022.79.1
Dimensions: 77 in X 40 in X 3/4 in
Dimensions (Metric): 195.58 cm X 101.6 cm X 7.62 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Steve Awodey
The World Trade Center - 1963
Diptych painting titled The World Trade Center - 1963, by Marc Awodey (1960-2012), created between 2001-2009. The painting consists of two panels oriented vertically. The first panel is an acrylic painting depicting the Twin Towers. Next to the Towers is a printed reproduction of an interview that took place between William Awodey and Marc Awodey about the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11. William Awodey was one of the original architects of the Towers and the father of the artist, Marc. The second panel is an acrylic painting based on an original photograph depicting the design team at Minuro Yamasaki’s office studying the project model and other documents for the construction of the World Trade Center.
In 1962, the Port of New York Authority commissioned architect Minoru Yamasaki (1912-1986) and his firm to design the World Trade Center. Together, client and architect considered many possibilities before agreeing on the plan for the buildings that came to be known as the Twin Towers.