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Building on ground zero

Author: Larry Klein; Liev Schreiber; British Broadcasting Corporation.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Video (Firm)
Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH Boston Video, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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Looks back at the events of 9/11 and reviews the major investigations into the causes of the collapse of the World Trade Center. Compares the collapse of the Twin Towers with the destruction of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City. Discusses the structural features and fireproofing methods that made these buildings vulnerable and the costs, practicality, and possibility of completely correcting these  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Documentary
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Larry Klein; Liev Schreiber; British Broadcasting Corporation.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1593756488 9781593756482 159375647X 9781593756475
OCLC Number: 74336870
Language Note: Closed-captioned; optional audio descriptions for the visually impaired.
Notes: "Lessons from the World Trade Center collapse"--Container.
Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program Nova on Sept. 5, 2006. Some content produced in 2002.
Special feature include: teaching materials (PDF format, computer and DVD-ROM drive required).
Performer(s): Narrator, Liev Schreiber.
Description: 1 videodisc (ca. 56 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1, letterboxed; Dolby Digital, NTSC.
Contents: Three seconds --
Why the towers fell --
Designing for safety --
From New York to Shanghai.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: written and produced by Larry Klein ; a BBC-WGBH Boston co-production.

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Looks back at the events of 9/11 and reviews the major investigations into the causes of the collapse of the World Trade Center. Compares the collapse of the Twin Towers with the destruction of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City. Discusses the structural features and fireproofing methods that made these buildings vulnerable and the costs, practicality, and possibility of completely correcting these weaknesses. Features two new buildings that demonstrate advances in skyscraper safety and construction, World Trade Center 7 and Leslie Robertson's World Financial Center in Shanghai.

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Building on Ground Zero: Lessons from the World Trade Center Collapse

(EMRO user published 2009-01-07 ) Very Good Permalink
Building on Ground Zero: Lessons from the World Trade Center Collapse explores the effects of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, on the World Trade Center towers – and implications for the design of large-scale public buildings in years to come.

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