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Main Title American ground, unbuilding the World Trade Center
Author Langewiesche, William.
Publisher North Point Press,
Year Published 2002
OCLC Number 49952438
ISBN 0865475822 (hc. : alk. paper)
Subjects September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 ; Wrecking--New York (State)--New York ; Incident command systems--New York (State)--New York ; Skyscrapers--New York (State)--New York--Design and construction ; Construction and demolition debris--New York (State)--New York ; Structural engineering--New York (State)--New York ; Underground construction--New York (State)--New York
Additional Subjects World Trade Center (New York, NY)
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EJEM  HV6432.L364 2002 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 09/03/2004
Edition 1st ed.
Collation 205 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents Notes
The inner world -- Rush to recover -- Dance of the dinosaurs. At the center of the book is the team of engineers, many of them instrumental in building the towers, who now must collaborate in the sad task of disassembling them. Their responses are as dramatic and unpredictable as the shifting pile of rubble and the surrounding "slurry wall" that constantly threatens to collapse, potentially flooding a large part of underground Manhattan. They are also emotional and territorial, as firemen, police, widows, and officials attempt to claim the tragedy-and the difficult work of extracting the rubble and the thousands of dead buried there-as their own.