In a letter to the editor, a Washington Post reader says the World Trade Center towers did not have to comply with New York City building codes as they were part of a state agency-sponsored project.
As the buildings were a New York state agency-sponsored project, they did not have to comply with city building codes. "They did have to comply with a less restrictive New York state code at the time of construction."
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