Celebrating fifty years of Modern Design

What if the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 never happened?  What would the World Trade Center Twin Towers look like today?

This book cover is a hypothetical depiction of what the World Trade Center in New York City may look like if the original twin towers were still standing today.  Background history of the World Trade Center was researched on the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey website.  With the finalization of the North Tower in 1970 and the South Tower in 1971, the year 2020 would mark the 50th anniversary since the completion of the World Trade Center.  In this day in age, it is easy to imagine that the structure would have undergone multiple modernization and redesign efforts to achieve energy efficient goals, implemented the latest technology enhancements, and aided in helping to create a sustainable environment to lower Manhattan.

This book cover adaptation was selected as an alternative to the tragedy of the terrorist attack.  The attack that occurred on September 11, 2001 was a very traumatic and horrific experience for everyone involved and was one of the most profound of our time.  The basis behind this adaptation is to provide a sense of pride for the city of New York.

Step by step tutorial

The book cover template in Canva.com was utilized in the completion of this assignment.

book template screen shot

Next a template was selected.  Canva offers many choices of templates to choose from.  This one in particular was chosen because of its streamlined effect and modern feel.

Origional Book Cover layout

By double clicking the text box, the contents can be modified accordingly.  However in this assignment, the font, size, and placement of text remained the same for consistency.

text box

A second page was added.  The purpose of this page is to provide a narration of the story.  On the left hand side, the “text” tab was selected to insert a text box on the second page.  “Open Sans” font and “white” font color was selected to provide uniformity to the title page.


An image of the World Trade Center Twin Towers was found using the google search engine.  It was then uploaded to the Canva media file.  On the right hand side, the “arrange” tab was highlighted.  By choosing the “back” option, the uploaded picture was used as the background.



On the second page, a solid background color and white lines were added to harminize with the background of the first page.

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Presenting the final product:

Celebrating 50 years of modern design

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