While rummaging around looking for something unrelated to what I found, I came across a ticket stub. This was for the observation deck of the World Trade Center on January 1, 1976. I shot some Super 8 movie film of the visit including the long line leading to the elevators. You definitely felt the pull of gravity during the speedy trip up. Due to the frigid nature of January in New York and the wind at that height, the outside observation deck was closed that day but I had a pretty decent view from all four sides of the inside deck.
The towers cast a long shadow across the neighborhoods below especially on the clear sunny day I was there. Actually, WE were there, the other person being my high school friend Herb Meuther. I still had five months left in the Air Force while Herb was finishing up college.
I still have the Super 8 footage of the trip which I'll post as soon as my film transfer capability is set up. The tour guide passed along such tidbits of information as the wind created by the elevator shafts blowing paperwork around offices located near them. Also, the the high winds aloft made the towers gently sway but we were assured that the builders had planned for this. I wonder if the builders could have planned for the events of 2001 but that tale is still being fought about 14 years later.