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Primers on high-security building design warn against basement garages. It’s a lesson learned from bitter experience: the 1993 truck bomb … Continued
A tower within a Tower: extra cladding in the middle
Take the elevator?!
Fire protection and sensors to gird lifts so that people can exit fast
The Low-Risk High Risk
Designers of the freedom tower, soon to rise at ground zero, say cutting-edge engineering will make occupants safer. Will they be safe enough?
A "offers web-like support"
(planned for Freedom Tower)
The Way Down
Few people on the floors above where the planes hit the twin towers survived, in part because the stairs, sheathed … Continued
Walls keep fire contained--if they are there
Kepping windows from turning lethal
A federal investigation of the World Trade Center disaster found that a key culprit in the buildings’ collapse was spray-on … Continued