posted on Sep, 23 2010 @ 06:09 AM
reply to post by SL55T0T0
Its an emergency operations center! May have to be self suffiecent for number of days - hence having own water supply if normal water supply cut off.
Also if chem-bio weapons used (remember the anthrax in days after 9/11)
would have to filter the air You dont want the people people responsible for mitigating a disaster becoming sick ....?
Biggest complaint most had was the location, lower Manhattan, many wanted it in outer borough (Brooklyn)
Guilani wanted it in Manhattan - reason was travel time. Guiliani wanted close to City Hall and Police HQ within walking distance. NYC (except for
Bronx) is built on series of islands lnked by bridge/tunnel. Traffic is often
gridlocked at these points even in normal times. In emergency becomes even worse
Current emergency operations center is in Brooklyn Heights at Cadman Plaza