Preserving an Historic Structure at the World Trade Center Site

Port of Los Angeles Risk Management Strategies
This paper examines risk management strategies for the port of Los Angeles. Topics include its importance to the economy, potential port risks, seismic risk strategies, and terrorist risk...

Rebuilding the Winter Garden
The terrorist attacks of September 11 partially destroyed the Winter Garden, a majestic public apace that connected the World Trade Center to the Hudson River waterfront on the perimeter...

The Pentagon Report
The findings of the building performance study conducted following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the Pentagon have far-reaching implications for the engineering and building...

Panel Discussion: Synthesis - What Does It All Mean?
This final panel and group discussion revisted topics from all of the week's sessions. It was acknowledged that the conference has addressed the threat of terrorism to diverse systems...

Restoring PATH
Service from northern New Jersey to lower Manhattan on the Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) commuter rail system will soon be restored thanks to a speedy rehabilitation of tunnels and...

Holding Up
Now that the redevelopment of the World Trade Center site is under way, the time is right to examine the status of the remaining slurry wall foundation system and consider how future construction...

The Cyanic Threat
In the past terrorists have attempted to contaminate drinking water supplies in the United States with cyanide - one of the most lethal poisons known to man. So far they have been unsuccessful....

Up into the Sky
What is the future of the skyscraper? The events of September 11 have sparked numerous questions regarding the history and future of tall buildings in America, and before the World Trade...

Safeguarding Water Utilities
Immediately after the September 11 terrorist attacks, many water and wastewater utilities adopted or expanded security measures. Now with many systems conducting or planning to conduct...

Countering Chemical and Biological Terrorism
Prior to the terrorist attacks of September 11, building protection related to terrorism primarily focused on the threat of bombs detonated inside vechicles. However the September 2001...

Dissecting the Collapses
The September 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center horrified the civilized world. An estimated 2,830 human lives were extinguished by these attacks. In the aftermath of the events,...

Blast Mitigation Research and Technology Transfer
Terrorists continue to use bombs as a weapon of choice. Recent bombings targeted against the United States, such as the World Trade Center, Murrah Federal Building, Khobar Towers, and...

September Eleventh, The Days After, The Days Ahead
Civil engineers assumed prominent roles in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and are leading the efforts to evaluate not only the performance...

Structural Design for Physical Security
State of the Practice
Prepared by the Task Committee on Structural Design for Physical Security of ASCE. This report provides guidance to structural engineers in the design...

War, Military Coups, and Terrorism
This chapter discusses possible threats to a project in a developing country....

Designs for Blast Protection (Available only in Structures special issue)
The 1995 bombing of the Murrah building in Oklahoma City was the most deadly terrorist act in this country's history. What can engineers do to prevent such events in the future?...

Oklahoma City Aftermath
The explosion that ripped through the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City shortly after nine a.m. on April 19 killed 168 people, injured more than 500 and damaged more than...

Civilian Structures: Taking the Defensive
The 1992 terrorist bombing of the World Trade Center in New York posed a challenging question to the engineering community: Can we design cost-effective structural systems for public and...

After the Blast
On February 26, 1993, a bomb exploded in an underground parking garage beneath the World Trade Center, killing six, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and leaving a crater...

 

 

 

 

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