Building on Ground Zero

Links & Books


World Trade Center
This site offers a rich collection of facts, photographs, and commentary about the World Trade Center towers as well as an extensive list of related links and reading materials.

American Society of Civil Engineers
The ASCE Web site offers a section on the World Trade Center, where you can find information on the society's inquiry into the structural failure of the towers.

iCivilEngineer: The Internet for Civil Engineers
This Web portal for civil engineers provides a selection of links on a variety of World Trade Center-related topics, including an image gallery and proposed ideas for rebuilding.

Lower Manhattan Development Corporation
Learn about plans to reconstruct Lower Manhattan, including proposed designs for the Freedom Tower and messages from New York Governor George Pataki and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Project Rebirth: Chronicling the Rebirth of Ground Zero in New York City
Watch time-lapse footage of new construction near Ground Zero, read testimonials from friends and family of 9/11 victims, and walk step-by-step through a time line from September 11, 2001 to the present.

New York City Freedom Tower: The Strongest City in the World
The unofficial homepage of the Freedom Tower, this Web site offers photographs, articles, and other press releases regarding its construction.

9/11: Debunking The Myths
This article from Popular Mechanics magazine exposes the weaknesses underlying some of the most persistent conspiracy theories surrounding the events of September 11.

The Skyscraper Museum
On this Web site from Manhattan's Skyscraper Museum, find content related to tall structures around the world. Interactive exhibits include a Twin Towers retrospective and a virtual tour of skyscrapers in downtown New York.

Building Big
The companion Web site to the five-part PBS miniseries Building Big, broadcast in 2000, offers a selection of interactive labs, engineer profiles, and fact sheets on the world's most awe-inspiring buildings.


City in the Sky: The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center
by James Glanz and Eric Lipton. Times Books, 2004.

Twin Towers: The Life of New York City's World Trade Center
by Angus Kress Gillespie. Rutgers University Press, 1999.

Twin Towers Remembered
by Camilo Jose Vergara. Princeton Architectural Press, 2001.

Materials Science and Engineering: An Introduction
by William D. Callister. John Wiley & Sons, 1994.

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