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America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero
Ground Zero Profiles
Engineering the Clean-Up
Artifacts
Video Stories
Imagining the Future
Dialogue
About the Program

Assisting the Rescue
Surveying the Damage
Assessing Buildings
Navigating the PATH
Understanding the Site
Stabilizing the Wall
Removing Debris
Supporting Structures
Extracting Hazards
Uncovering Property



Quick Facts

Sources

Surveying the Damage

Bird's eye view of World Trade Center, before and after attack

A Bird's Eye View

GEORGE TAMARO: On September 12th, there were massive amounts of debris 60 to 70 feet above ground — the equivalent of a six- to seven-story building. World Trade Centers 1, 2, 3 and 7 were almost completely destroyed. WTC 6 had a massive hole in the center as a result of the collapse of the northern fašade of the North Tower into the building. The overwhelming concern at that point was the damage to adjacent buildings and structural integrity of those buildings.

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