[–] Wonder_Boy 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

What can we learn from these photos? Anything?

[–] Simonsaysgoat 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

How to clean up a building

[–] jimibulgin ago 


[–] Kalergi [S] ago  (edited ago)

Ground Zero in New York taken following the 9/11 attacks in 2001. They appear to have been taken by an as yet unidentified construction worker who helped to clear up the wreckage of the World Trade Center towers and surrounding area. The CDs were in poor condition but the data was ultimately retrievable. The archivists have uploaded the photos to Flickr. The digital albums include images of Ground Zero itself taken both at ground level and from above, construction staff at work and the damaged interiors of the blocks surrounding the towers. Nearly 3,000 people died when four hijacked airliners were crashed into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.


[–] plowboys 1 point 1 point (+2|-1) ago 


and the BBC predicted the fall of buildings before they happened

[–] 2_scoops_vanilla ago 

The unknown construction worker died of respiratory failure due to the toxic dust inhaled while working with debris from the collapsed towers.

[–] Kalergi [S] ago 

Twin towers were built using asbestos insulation. It would have been cost prohibitive to refurbish the towers properly due to the asbestos, and the Jewish owners were well insured for loss. The prime real estate was desired for modern buildings so they had to go. Same with Larry Silverstein's building 7 that was leased by Solomon Bros.