American Ground

American Ground

Unbuilding the World Trade Center

Book - 2002
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Publisher: New York : North Point Press, c2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780865475823
0865475822
Branch Call Number: 974.7104 Lan
Characteristics: 205 p. : maps

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MplsTA
Aug 17, 2017

A sad task to have to "unbuild" the bottom of the world trade center as well as make it safe for workers. You can add these workers to the list of heroes on and after 9/11

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The_Appalachian
Nov 07, 2015

This book looks behind the "heroes" to portray the human face of the workers who moved all the debris from the World Trade Centers. The news media never showed this side of the work, and the tremendous toil and skill it took to unbuild the massive piles. A real portrayal of how life goes on after such a tragedy.

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StarGladiator
Jul 11, 2014

Hmmmm...so what do we learn from this book? That Brown and Root [later to be renamed KBR, or Kellog, Brown and Root after the merger] resided on the 58th floor of one of the WTC Towers. OK. The process of the towers' collapse? Somewhat farfetched! Each floor collapsed and crushed the core? And exactly how does each collapsing floor crush the core, which if it was that weak would never have been able to hold up all the floors? A science fiction explanation which simply doesn't cut the mustard, chum!

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