Definition of Twin towers

1. Noun. Twin skyscrapers 110 stories high in New York City; built 1368 feet tall in 1970 to 1973; destroyed by a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001.

Exact synonyms: World Trade Center, Wtc
Category relationships: Act Of Terrorism, Terrorism, Terrorist Act
Generic synonyms: Skyscraper
Group relationships: Greater New York, New York, New York City

Definition of Twin towers

1. Proper noun. The two main buildings of the World Trade Center, destroyed in terrorist attacks on 9/11, 2001. ¹

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Literary usage of Twin towers

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Lombard Architecture by Arthur Kingsley Porter (1917)
"It is uncertain when twin towers flanking the western facade first came into use. ... Even in the first half of the XII century, twin towers flanking the ..."

2. Passages from the French and Italian Note-books of Nathaniel Hawthorne by Nathaniel Hawthorne (1873)
"... twin towers, and its three deep-pointed arches, piercing through a great thickness of stone, and throwing a cavern-like gloom around these entrances. ..."

3. A History of Architectural Development by Frederick Moore Simpson (1909)
"For the same reason, the transepts of many French churches, which have an aisle on each side, were flanked by twin towers until, for circumstances which are ..."

4. Through Our Unknown Southwest: The Wonderland of the United States-- Little by Agnes Christina Laut (1913)
"There are twin towers on each side; and in the towers on the right hand side are three brass bells to call to work and matins and vespers. ..."

5. The English Illustrated Magazine (1904)
"Richard Harris Barham, the twin towers of Reculver were raised by the twin brothers of Birchington, and ... the traveller still marks on the hill ..."

6. Paris in Old and Present Times by Philip Gilbert Hamerton (1907)
"Everybody knows that Notre Dame has twin towers and a great west front ; but, unfortunately, of the twin towers that St. Eustache was to have had only one ..."

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