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ORIGINAL WTC ARCHITECT MINORU YAMASAKI CREATED HIS DESIGN BY REINVENTING PROTOTYPES OF ADMIRED ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE For 29 years — from the time the first World Trade Center tower was completed in 1972 to Sept. 11, 2001, when two hijacked planes leveled the buildings — there was little general awareness that New York’s tallest and most visible towers reflected Yamasaki’s interest in Islamic architecture.
Yamasaki described WTC plaza as “a mecca, a great relief from the narrow streets and sidewalks of the surrounding Wall Street area.” Yamasaki replicated the plan of Mecca’s courtyard by creating a vast delineated square, isolated from the city’s bustle by low colonnaded structures and capped by two enormous, perfectly square towers—minarets, really. Yamasaki’s courtyard mimicked Mecca’s assemblage of holy sites—the Qa’ba (a cube) containing the sacred stone, what some believe is the burial site of Hagar and Ishmael, and the holy spring—by including several sculptural features, including a fountain, and he anchored the composition in a radial circular pattern, similar to Mecca’s. FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT THE ARCHITECT INTERVIEW ON HIS ARCHITECTURE Frank Lloyd Wright, America’s most noteworthy architect, designed the civic center in the late 1950s after going to Baghdad for a project commissioned by Iraq’s ruler, King Faisal II.
Wright, who also visited Iran, had a lifelong interest in Islamic architecture and a deep admiration for Persian aesthetics. He made no secret of this, but 40 years after his death, this side of Wright has been almost lost in the United States’ collective memory of him.