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Publication Citation: Overview of the Structural Design of World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7

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Author(s): Therese P. McAllister; Fahim Sadek; John L. Gross; Jason D. Averill; Richard G. Gann;
Title: Overview of the Structural Design of World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7
Published: September 01, 2012
Abstract: This paper summarizes the primary structural systems which comprised World Trade Center 1, World Trade Center 2, and World Trade Center 7. The buildings were destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This paper describes the four major structural subsystems in the towers: the exterior wall, the core, the floor system, and the hat truss. Additionally, the major structural systems within WTC 7 are described: foundation, lateral load resisting system, floor system, and columns.
Citation: Fire Technology
Pages: 27 pp.
Keywords: World Trade Center; Investigations; Building Collapse; Structural Design;
Research Areas: World Trade Center Investigation, Building and Fire Research
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10694-012-0285-6  (Note: May link to a non-U.S. Government webpage)
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