NOVA - Season 34, Episode 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Building on Ground Zero

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"Building on Ground Zero" details some of the structural reasons for the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings, employing computer animation and 9/11 footage to explain a National Institute for Standards and Technology report on the subject. Included: proposals to revise American building codes, such as increasing the width of stairways. Also: WTC lead engineer Leslie Robertson leads a tour of a complex on which he is working, the 101-story Shanghai World Financial Center.

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