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Re: Re: Rumor Control, Indeed (was: Re: Rumor Control: Re: 60 hudson may collapse..
From: Frank Coluccio <fcoluccio () dticonsulting com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 07:04:48 GMT


On the construction of 60 Hudson, Perry Piermont wrote:

It is not a windowless telecom building -- it was 
originally a western union office building that slowly 
evolved into its current role.<<

Good point, 60 Hudson is not windowless <except, in parts, where the windows have 
been plugged up ;> But from my recall of its details it was built to the 
same 'fortress-like' standards as 32 Sixth Avenue and other classical telco-grade 
buildings of the era. But true, its design precedes windowless COs by about 
thirty years ;)


Frank Coluccio <fcoluccio () dticonsulting com> writes:
Like 140 West Street (adjacent to where 7 WTC once stood), 60H is a
brick shit house.

60 Hudson is not properly built for its role, actually. It is not a
windowless telecom building -- it was originally a western union
office building that slowly evolved into its current role.  Most of
the nearby telecom buildings are indeed windowless and designed to
take punishment, but 60 is not.  I recall on many occasions pointing
it out to friends and noting you could see racked equipment through
its numerous windows.

It may (or may not) be perfectly true that it is safe, but its design
has nothing to do with that safety -- only its position during this
incident.

Perry




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