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4-Decade Old Model of Twin Towers Heads for Museum

The towers stand 7 feet tall and are made of plastic

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    These twin towers stand 7 feet tall and are made of plastic.
        
    A Michigan architect built the oversized model 40 years of ago of the soaring skyscrapers that would become the 110-story World

     Trade Center.    
    The buildings have been gone from New York City's skyline since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. But a detailed architectural model has resurfaced, passed from Michigan to a foundation to the Sept. 11 memorial museum.
        
    A $160,000 restoration has replaced broken hand rails, and recreated dozens of tiny cars and human figures on the roads surrounding the complex. It's coated the exterior with a glassy,reflective sheen.
        
    The model is on display this week at the National Building Museum in Washington.
        
    It's headed next to the Sept. 11 memorial museum, donated to its permanent collection.