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Old Posted Mar 31, 2018, 11:47 PM
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Yes, the ground sloped down as you walked toward the West. As I recall you could enter the plaza as regular sidewalk level from Church Street but if you turned west down Vesey Street toward West Street , you would soon find yourself at a level below the plaza. At that point you would need to go up a staircase ( as shown in previous illustration ) to get back to plaza level.
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Old Posted Apr 2, 2018, 5:46 PM
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Only the North Tower (1 WTC) had a direct connection to the hotel, but like spidey said the connection was on the mall concourse level, underneath the plaza. You could access the South Tower via the North Tower and the mall.
Here is a map of the concourse level showing the connection.

Here is a simpler map with green arrows showing the entry points for the buildings on the concourse level.
That's weird that the North Tower was the only one that had a direct connection to the hotel. I expected that there would've also been a direct connection to the South Tower too, since (like the mall) the hotel would've also connected the North Tower and South Tower's lobbies together if the hotel also had a direct connection to the South Tower's lobby like it did with the North Tower's lobby.
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Old Posted Apr 3, 2018, 5:05 PM
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That's weird that the North Tower was the only one that had a direct connection to the hotel. I expected that there would've also been a direct connection to the South Tower too, since (like the mall) the hotel would've also connected the North Tower and South Tower's lobbies together if the hotel also had a direct connection to the South Tower's lobby like it did with the North Tower's lobby.
I think there was. I was obsessed with the Twin Towers as a kid; models, drawings and all sorts of WTC related shit (still have them all) and I do remember entrances on the street level between 2WTC (the one with the observatory) and the hotel. It may have been open air passage way but you could access one from the other directly.
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Old Posted Apr 15, 2018, 6:15 AM
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I think there was. I was obsessed with the Twin Towers as a kid; models, drawings and all sorts of WTC related shit (still have them all) and I do remember entrances on the street level between 2WTC (the one with the observatory) and the hotel. It may have been open air passage way but you could access one from the other directly.
An "open air passage way"? Do you mean how the hotel had a entrance on its south side like how the South Tower also had a entrance on its south side? Both the hotel and South Tower had entrances on their south side. So the South Tower and hotel had entrances close to each other, but they didn't a connection to each other at all.
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An "open air passage way"? Do you mean how the hotel had a entrance on its south side like how the South Tower also had a entrance on its south side? Both the hotel and South Tower had entrances on their south side. So the South Tower and hotel had entrances close to each other, but they didn't a connection to each other at all.
You walked out the door of one building towards the facing door of the other one.
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Old Posted Apr 18, 2018, 5:17 PM
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The connection was underground, beneath the plaza. I'm pretty sure the entire complex was connected.
I don't think 7 World Trade Center was connected to the complex.
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Old Posted Apr 19, 2018, 1:12 PM
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I don't think 7 World Trade Center was connected to the complex.
7 WTC was connected to the rest of the WTC complex via a set of bridges over Vesey St.



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Does anyone ever wonder why there was a platform-like thing on the west side of the North Tower? I personally wonder why.

There's a photo to show what I'm talking:
https://1.bp.blogspot.com/_j1WCY4T_2...pic11-full.jpg
The photo is from the website: "StevenWarRan"

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