The Towers of the WTC: 51 Years of Photographs by Camilo José Vergara opens September 4 at the National Building Museum

Just ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., will debut a new exhibition of photographs by the celebrated, Chilean-born essayist, photographer, and urban documentarian Camilo José Vergara. Comprised of 52 photographs from 1970 through this year, the exhibition will focus on the shifting skyline of the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, including Minoru Yamasaki’s twin architectural marvels that were felled that tragic day and the cloud-touching new towers that have risen to replace them.

“For more than 30 years, the World Trade Center defined the Lower Manhattan skyline and became truly iconic in ways that few buildings have,”

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