posted on Jun, 29 2005 @ 07:59 AM
Originally posted by Relentless
I think something else that no one ever mentions is the fact that regardless of the original construction of these towers a great deal of interior
construction had occurred over time to accomodate the needs of the individual tenants. In the case of larger tenants using multiple floors there were
frequently what seemed like buildings within the buildings.
I do not imagine the building codes allowed for impairing the internal core of the building, but beyond that there must of been a great deal of
additional holes and passages created over time and reconfiguring of passages and open areas to provide for the different tenant's needs.
Your quite correct,
Neither the Ports Authority &-or the Building Code Inspectors & Fire Marshall
permit any structural modifications for a tennant to 'customize'
their floor area, be it 1 or several levels/floors.
on this webpage
you may see several typical floor-to-ceiling systems
generally accepted to be used for customizing, specializing floor layouts
to include secure areas, private offices, common cubicle areas.
Which still must be configured in such a way to be acceptable to emergency fire & evacuation requirements & inspection/approval.
The retrofits suggested are only 'incidential' at best...
but would be of keen interest to a 'Oceans 12' kinda clientel,
or a 'Die Hard' series blackmailer-terrorist ...