Reexamining Premises for High-Rise Design
Engineers, building designers, and other experts have pored over the wreckage of the World Trade Center. Can they provide clues for making high rises safer?
When the World Trade Center buildings succumbed after direct hits from two terrorist-driven planes, among the many ramifications was the need for government and business experts to reexamine the premises on which high rises have for decades been built. Since that day, experts have sifted through debris, studied the site, viewed tapes and analyzed a host of other sources of information in an attempt to answer one question: Could any building have withstood such an attack, and if so, how should future building designs be changed to achieve that objective?
The work of Dr. W. Gene Corley on the World Trade Center building collapse is used in a September 2002 Security Management Online article. Dr. Corley is Senior Vice President of CTLGroup.
Source: Security Management Online