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09-11-2001, 04:26 PM
Here's a map of the WTC. (http://www.angelfire.com/home/iNetwork/NYC/w-center.gif)
09-11-2001, 04:53 PM
The WTC had 99 elevators.
We went there on a school trip once and I learned that. I always thought they should put in 1 more and make it the even 100...
09-11-2001, 09:35 PM
Thanks for the map, wishbone. I'd been looking for one. Aside from the two main towers, I know that 7WTC has collapsed. The other four buildings are probably buried under the debris from the twins :(
09-11-2001, 09:39 PM
3 is presently still burning and it is believed it will collapse. 5 is structually unstable and is expected to collapse. 7 has collapsed. I have not heard what happened to 4.
09-12-2001, 12:31 AM
Related, but not about WTC. From http://www.esbnyc.com/html/facts.html:
Bomber Crash: On July 28, 1945, an Army Air Corps B-25 crashed into the [Empire State] Building at the 79th floor level. Fourteen people died. Damage to the Building was $1 million but the structural integrity of the building was not affected.
Just an interesting anecdote.
Bad News Baboon
09-12-2001, 12:46 AM
we studied that in school.
It was a case of extreme good luck. a little bit more to the left or right and that building would have been toast.
09-12-2001, 01:02 AM
WTC Constuction Stats
The buildings of the World Trade Center contained more than 200,000 tons of steel (that's 400,000,000 pounds), more than was used to construct the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
There were 425,000 cubic yards of concrete -- enough to build a five foot-wide sidewalk from New York to Washington DC. At a rough estimate, that much concrete would weigh close to 479,000 tons -- almost but not quite a billion pounds.
There were 43,600 windows with an area of over 600,000 square feet of glass. If it were extruded into a ribbon one inch wide, it would stretch 1,363 miles.
Over 1.2 million cubic yards of earth was excavated for the structures, and this landfill was used to create 23.5 acres of new land now known as Battery Park City.
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