Thats 2300 people per floor?
On the other hand, if you think about 24 hour a day operations, you get three shifts of eight hours, and that would alter your figure to about 800 per floor. Also: there may have been lots of part-time workers who may or may not have been there this morning.
The buildings had no sprinklers, because each floor could be sealed off from the others in case of a fire. "There are shutters that would shut off the vertical openings [between floors] so that the fire couldn't travel from one floor to the other. That was the theory. When the danger had subsided they could evacuate."
If this is true, there could be tens of thousands dead.
Insurance almost never covers an act of war. that it what they will claim (esp. if we declare war on osama). check the fine print on your life, home, etc. insurance policy.
posted on 09/11/2001 8:30:00 PM PDT
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