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60 Hudson Update
From: Greg Pendergrass <greg () band-x com>
Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 11:25:48 -0400
60 Hudson is safe and the power is on. There is no danger of it collapsing
although I think that has been said already. All the the Verizon phone
lines are out, but cellphone service is good in and around the building.
Some circuits are down but remarkably most are up. They aren't letting
people get there from uptown just yet but hopefully they will in the next
couple of days.
Anything south of Chambers St is likely going to be out for some time. I
had to hike out of 61 Broadway (3 blocks south of the WTC) through it all
and I can't see utilities restored for several days more as there is
choking dust everywhere, debris, and untold gas leaks and other hazards.
Many of the buildings around the WTC may be unstable after the collapse and
must be inspected for safety before utility workers can go into the area.
Some may have to be taken down before work can proceed (I hope not!). 1
Liberty plaza is still up but who knows for how long? All the area telco
providers must have taken significant losses in personnel and equipment so
it's going to take them time to organize their repairs.
My building's management company is going to notify me as soon as we can at
least enter and retrieve equipment, and I'll pass that update along to the
list. If I can get in at 61 Broadway then probably people will be able to
get into 25 Broad St and the adjoining buildings.
My hopes and prayers for everyone who has lost or is searching for their
friends and loved ones.
- 60 Hudson Update Greg Pendergrass (Sep 13)