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World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)

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View Resource NOVA Online: Why the Towers Fell

Why the Towers Fell is a special episode of NOVA scheduled for broadcast on PBS on April 30, 2002. This online material complements the television program by assessing the exact cause of the disaster from an engineer's standpoint. One section of the Web site is an interview with a materials engineering professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In the dialog, he describes the most...
View Resource The Sonic Memorial Project

Initiated by the Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson and Nikki Silva), producers of the NPR series Lost and Found Sound, with the work of a host of collaborators, the Sonic Memorial Project collects all types of audio, from voice mail messages to oral histories, that documents the World Trade Center (WTC) area as a neighborhood and workplace, before, during, and after the events of September 11, 2001....
View Resource MCEER: Publications

Engineering and Organizational Issues Related to The World Trade Center Terrorist Attack is a three-volume series published by the Multidisciplinary Center for Earthquake Engineering Research. The reports liken the structural damage of the towers to what could be experienced in the event of a massive earthquake or other natural disaster. Volume One discusses the extent of damage to the buildings...
View Resource World Trade Center Site Memorial Competition

Reconstruction of the World Trade Center site has begun in earnest in Lower Manhattan, and many people are looking forward to see the transformation of the site move forward. While the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation was responsible for launching the largest design competition ever to elicit submissions for the World Trade Center Site Memorial, only recently have all of the submissions...
View Resource National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

Created by congressional legislation and President George W. Bush near the end of 2002, the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States is an independent bipartisan commission that was chartered to prepare a "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks." This authoritative site provides biographical information about the...
View Resource International Freedom Center

Originating from Daniel Libeskind's master plan for the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, the International Freedom Center will serve as a multi-dimensional cultural institution that combines education, history and civic engagement. This particular site provides ample information about the plans for the Center, along with material about the people responsible for the direction of this...