Through The Lens, Trinidad & Tobago

Twin Towers One

April 18, 2005

Twin Towers One

It seems a bit unusual to see a photo of just one of the Twin Towers. In almost every photo these two identical 22-storey buildings are seen side by side. Construction on the towers began in 1979 and when they were completed in 1986 they were the tallest buildings in Trinidad and Tobago — a title that has since been relinquished to the nearby Nicholas Tower.

Formally called the Eric Williams Financial Complex, the Towers house the offices of the Central Bank and the Governor of the Central Bank, and the Ministry of Finance. The Office of the Prime Minister was also located in these towers until being relocated to White Hall in the 1990's.

This photo of the north tower shows the x-shaped steel braces between the main columns. These provide added stability in the event of an earthquake — Trinidad is prone to earthquakes, and the Towers are built on reclaimed land. Not the sturdiest of foundations.

Posted by phototakeouter at 10:56 PM | Comments (5)

I am hopeing that all is well in trinidad.

June 21, 2005 12:21 PM, Nixon Mitchell


June 21, 2005 12:18 PM, Nixon Mitchell

The "twins" have always been my favourite buildings. I love the fact that it is unpainted and simple with all these wonderful angles.

May 1, 2005 02:16 AM, Ana

Beautiful picture of this building, do you know it doesn't look this vibrant in real life?

April 30, 2005 09:49 PM, sherls

I love how the shot captures different shades of blues and the way the middle length of glass is so dark and highlighted by the two lengths of x-shaped braces on either side.

April 24, 2005 07:29 PM, Rehana

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