Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2012.30.1
Dimensions: 10 in X 6 ¾ in X 1/8 in
Dimensions (Metric): 25.4 cm X 15.24 cm X 2.54 cm
Credit Line: Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum
Wonder Woman DC Comic No. 225, circa 1976. The front cover features an illustration of Wonder Woman trying to pull lightning away from the top of one of the Twin Towers. The dialogue bubble reads: "Hera Help me stop this black lightning before it splits that building in two!"
Soon after it was built, the World Trade Center, and specifically the Twin Towers, took on iconic status. Although initially criticized for their architecture of "gigantism," the two soaring towers soon became a landmark, looming large in the public imagination as an icon of New York City’s audacity and vitality. They were seen as a symbol of America itself—a place of possibilities and dreams that defied limitation.
The Twin Towers, one of New York City’s most photographed landmarks, were used in marketing, featured on postcards and souvenirs, and appeared in movies and television.