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How 9/11 Changed Skyscraper Design



As we approach the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, it's natural to take a look at what has changed in the years since. Those horrific moments when we all watched the twin towers of the World Trade Center collapse live on TV were particularly scarring. You have to wonder how safe such tall buildings really are, because those towers were a model of safe architecture in their day. It might be reassuring to know that we've come a long way in both design and materials since the World Trade Center was designed in the 1960s, and especially in the past twenty years since they fell. -via Digg


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Thanks for sharing this. I've been in only a couple very tall structures since 9/11/01, and I always think about the people trapped on the higher floors. This video has done a LOT to calm my fears, at least in newer structures, and in fact in much older structures like The Empire State Building, because that thing is like an armored TANK!
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I still remember that day. I was outside unloading a truck for my dad, and I came inside my dads watching the TV. I see the first tower that got hit, and we were wall speculating it was a mistake. Then the second one hit, and we all got scared/freaked out. I remember thinking about that the rest of the day, wondering what would happen next. Never in my life was I ever scared about other countries attacking where I live. Anyway, that was a crazy day. Not the scariest day of my life (I'll tell yall about that day another time), but it's close.
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