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

Assessing Buildings

The North Tower, World Trade Center 1

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The North Tower, World Trade Center 1

The North Tower came down almost directly within its footprints, so you had extraordinarily compact material. The pile within the footprint represented the full height of the tower — the remaining debris was compacted from street level down to the bedrock, 70 feet down.


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1 - 3 WFC 2 - Winter Garden Atrium 3 - 2 WFC 4 - 90 West Street 5 - 130 Liberty Street/Bankers Trust 6 - One Liberty Plaza 7 - Century 21 8 - Millennium Hilton 9 - WTC 4 10 - WTC 3 11 - WTC 5 12 - WTC 6 13 - 140 West Street 14 - Fiterman Hall 15 - 90 Church Street 16 - WTC 7 17 - Saint Nicholas Church 18 - South Tower 19 - North Tower