Center Of The World

An interview with Ric Burns, creater of the PBS American Experience documentary film series about the rise and fall of New York's World Trade Center.
September 9, 2003, 6am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Would you characterize the collapse of the World Trade Center towers as a failure of the design and engineering which led to the deaths of several thousand? Or was it a triumph of innovation and design that enabled tens of thousands to escape because the buildings where able to remain standing for nearly an hour each after such a catastrophic impact that likely would have caused almost any other conventionally built structure to collapse almost immediately?...Q. 7. I’ve been fascinated by watching the decision about rebuilding, but it’s a complicated, ongoing story. What did you think of the various designs for the new buildings, and do you think the best design won?"

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Published on Monday, September 8, 2003 in The New York Times
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