Suggested Additional Reading Regarding Occupant Safety

Outlines the obstacles facing fire-fighters/rescuers when reaching a high-rise fire scene

Historical perspective on the design and construction of the World Trade Center

Description of immediate activities at the World Trade center site after the collapses

  • September Eleventh” by Anne Elizabeth Powell (Civil Engineering Magazine, November, 2001)

Insight into the differing incentives that drive architects and fire-fighters/rescuers

Some post-9/11 remarks of the chief structural engineer for the World Trade Center

Example of an Internet group that advocates many fire safety changes

  • “Skyscraper Safety Campaign” at:

Last Updated 12/31/03