After 9/11, Safer Skyscrapers Rise
Ten years after terrorists slammed a pair of fuel-laden jetliners into the iconic twin towers in lower Manhattan, engineers around the world are designing stronger skyscrapers to resist the worst that nature and evil minds can throw at them.
A federal investigation of the World Trade Center’s collapse found that dislodged fireproofing material and the resulting multistory fire brought the buildings down, not the airplane strikes themselves. The findings resulted in a laundry list of recommendations to update the international building code.
Dr. W. Gene Corley, Senior Vice President at CTLGroup, was quoted in this Sept. 9, 2011 article appearing in the Future of Technology blog on MSNBC.com. To read the full article, visit the website.