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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. [..................]
The confusion continued in 1975, several years after the towers had opened, when a sizable fire spread from the 9th to the 19th floor of the north tower. The fire caused buckling of some parts of the trusses on those floors. An engineering firm called in to assess the fire damage concluded that only fire testing and analysis by fire experts could determine if the floor systems were safe.
But again, there is no indication the tests were ever done.
Originally posted by HowardRoark
This thread is absolutely hilarious.
Unable to counter the reality