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Re: 60 hudson may collapse..
From: <measl () mfn org>
Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 22:26:34 -0500 (CDT)



On Wed, 12 Sep 2001, Majdi S. Abbas wrote:

On Wed, Sep 12, 2001 at 09:37:27PM -0400, Rich Fulton wrote:
we are hearing that 60 hudson has been evacuated and may collapse.

can anyone give confirmation/details?

      It's about a 10 minute, several block walk from the WTC to 
60 Hud.  According to the mapping services it's over half a mile 
away.

Note: 1/2 mile==10 blocks in NYCM, although this is a difficult metric to
apply accurately in the financial district (where many of the streets
predate the "grid system" of blocks known uptown.

I find the liklihood of large debris falling that far away
fairly low.  

According to cnn.com, very heavy debris surrounds the WTC for a distance
of more than 10 blocks [closely paraphrased, as I don't feel like
searching for the precise cite right now].  Also according to cnn, the
collapse of each of the towers generated a [mild] 2.0 Richter Scale event.

Knowing the area well, as I do, I also doubt that even heavy debris would
be sufficient at that distance to harm 60H all by itself. a 2.0 even is
pretty mild, but NYCM is generally not what you would call
earthquake-aware either - I doubt 60H was built to any earthquake spec.

      "Although access to 60 Hudson Street is prohibited at this
time, contrary to previous reports, we have confirmed that this
facility is currently structurally stable."

I can believe this, no problem.  Personally, I would be *much* more
worried about the ventilation systems right now...

      --msa

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