After 9-11, New Safety Measures For Skyscrapers

One of the first skyscrapers to be designed after 9-11, the 7 World Trade Center building uses new safety measures.
January 30, 2003, 9am PST | Abhijeet Chavan
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"Eleven inches could be a matter of life and death.So the designers of the new 7 World Trade Center, planned by Silverstein Properties, have called for fire stairs 66 inches wide, rather than the 55 inches specified by the New York code for such a building. They say that will allow room for two-way traffic: occupants going down and firefighters coming up."

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Published on Wednesday, January 29, 2003 in The New York Times
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