Visit Your Local PBS Station PBS Home PBS Home Programs A-Z TV Schedules Watch Video Donate Shop PBS Search PBS

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

Navigating the PATH

The Exchange Place PATH station

A Conduit for Water

GEORGE TAMARO: Within a matter of hours after the attack, water was flowing from Manhattan to Jersey City through the PATH train tunnels. At its lowest point mid-river, the tunnels were completely filled; the Exchange Place station, about 20 feet lower in elevation than the WTC station, was filled to platform level. The fear was that the water would eventually flow north from Exchange Place to Hoboken and circle back through the PATH system to Manhattan, flooding as far as 34th street.

1 of 13 >>



Home | Ground Zero Profiles | Engineering the Clean-Up | Artifacts | Imagining the Future | Dialogue | About the Program
Buy the America Rebuilds video | Program and Site Credits


© 2002 Great Projects Film Company, Inc. All Rights Reserved


Image credits: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey