Building Codes Helped Save Lives At WTC

The World Trade Center buildings -- designed to comply with building codes -- included architectural and structural elements that enabled occupants to evacuate.

September 26, 2001, 8:00 AM PDT

By Abhijeet Chavan @

"The World Trade Center buildings were code-compliant when built, with multiple fire stairs, extensive fireproofing, fire suppression and alarm systems, and a stable, well-engineered structural skeleton. These elements allowed many of the occupants to evacuate the buildings.But no building code, and no architect or engineer, could have foreseen the extraordinary conditions and sequence of events. Consider what occurred in just minutes at the World Trade Center..."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

Friday, September 21, 2001 in The Washington Post

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