Art: Onward & Upward

After playing home town to a long and ever ascending line of "tallest buildings in the world," Manhattan learned this week that there are not one but two still taller structures in its future. Soon to rise is a twin-towered World Trade Center, each pinnacle 110 stories high, that will make the city's familiar pointy downtown skyline look like a toy village.

Architect of the $350 million center is diminutive Minoru Yamasaki (TIME cover, Jan. 18, 1963), whose concrete Yama-Gothic traceries adorned the U.S. Science Pavilion at the Seattle World's Fair. Chosen by the sponsoring Port of New York Authority over a...

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