Would the Sears Tower Have Survived 9/11?
Would the Sears Tower have survived 9/11? Possibly. Or the Sears Tower might have collapsed faster and more catastrophically than the World Trade Center towers.
When asked if he thought the Sears (now Willis) Tower would have done better, Dr. Corley said, "There's certainly that possibility." But the variables made the question unanswerable, he went on; and 9/11 itself is a prime example of the difference the variables can make.
Dr. W. Gene Corley, Senior Vice President at CTLGroup, is quoted, and the article "Evolution of Building Code Requirements in a Post-9/11 World," from the latest issue of CTBUH Journal, written by Corley and Dave Drengenberg, Structural Engineering & Mechanics at CTLGroup, is referenced in this Sept. 9, 2011 Chicago Reader article.
Source: Chicago Reader
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