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Re: Rumor Control, Indeed (was: Re: Rumor Control: Re: 60 hudson may collapse..

  • From: Perry E. Metzger
  • Date: Thu Sep 13 03:13:44 2001

Frank Coluccio <[email protected]> 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