American Experience

Safety Precautions

Clip: Season 16 | 2m 41s

Before they could sign off on the design for the World Trade Center, engineer Leslie Robertson and his team had to consider all possible events that might take place in a high rise building. One of these possibilities was that of an airplane impact—there had been two incidences of aircraft impact on New York City skyscrapers at that time.

Aired: 09/09/03

Rating: NR

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