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The Bankers Trust building at 130 Liberty Street, also referred to as the Deutsche Bank building, withstood the impact of one or more pieces of column-tree debris raining down from the collapsing south tower (WTC 2). Although the debris sliced through the exterior facade, fracturing spandrel beam connections and exterior columns for a height of approximately 15 stories, the building sustained only localized damage in the immediate path of the debris from WTC 2 (hereafter referred to as the impact debris) (Figures 6-1 and 6-2). There were no fires in this building. The ability of this building to sustain significant structural damage yet arrest the progression of collapse is worthy of thorough study. Unlike WTC 1, 2, and 7, which collapsed completely, the Bankers Trust building provided an opportunity to analyze a structure that suffered a moderate level of damage, to explain the structural behavior, and to verify the analytical methods used. The following sections describe the building structure, the extent of damage, and the computational methods that were used to analyze the structure.
Originally posted by filosophia
the terrorists just keep the hits coming. Three buildings knocked down with two planes, and now a fourth building 9 years later. What a master plan, no wonder they're having such a hard time convicting the mastermind.
Originally posted by thedman
The demolition of the Deutsche Bank building at 130 Liberty St, across from the WTC complex, is almost complete. The building was heavily damaged on 9/11 when debris from the South (WTC 2) tower showered the
building ripping a 15 story hole in its side. Lawyers for the building owners and insurers fought for years while
the building detoriated until finally was bought by LMDC (Lower Manhattan Development Commission) who
A 2007 fire in the partially demolished structure killed 2 FDNY members and delayed demolition for a year.
Damage to Deutsche Bank at 130 Liberty St