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S16: Construction of the World Trade Center

  • Aired: 09/09/2003
  • 02:07
  • Rating: NR
The foundations themselves presented the first challenge. They would have to descend through 70 ft. of water-logged landfill before reaching bedrock. The greatest challenge by far, however, lay in the engineering of the towers themselves. The solution, developed by the structural engineers John Skilling & Leslie Robertson in the mid-1960s, was to re-conceive the basic structure of tall buildings.
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S16: Construction of the World Trade Center
S16: Construction of the World Trade Center
On the morning of August 5th, 1966, work on the World Trade Center finally began.
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