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The Resource American ground, unbuilding the World Trade Center, William Langewiesche

American ground, unbuilding the World Trade Center, William Langewiesche

Label
American ground, unbuilding the World Trade Center
Title
American ground, unbuilding the World Trade Center
Statement of responsibility
William Langewiesche
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the center of the book is the team of engineers, many of them instrumental in building the towers, who now must collaborate in the sad task of disassembling them. Their responses are as dramatic and unpredictable as the shifting pile of rubble and the surrounding "slurry wall" that constantly threatens to collapse, potentially flooding a large part of underground Manhattan. They are also emotional and territorial, as firemen, police, widows, and officials attempt to claim the tragedy-and the difficult work of extracting the rubble and the thousands of dead buried there-as their own
Summary
American Ground is the story - until now untold - of the people who responded to the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Within days, William Langewiesche made his way into the innermost recesses of the collapse. By virtue of the integrity and excellence of his previous work, he quickly secured unique, unrestricted, around-the-clock access to the site, the rescue workers and laborers there, and the meetings of city officials, engineers, construction companies, and consultants
Award
New York Times Notable Book, 2002
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
158381
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Langewiesche, William
Dewey number
974.7/1044
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV6432
LC item number
.L364 2002
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
  • World Trade Center (New York, N.Y. : 1970-2001)
  • Wrecking
  • Incident command systems
  • Skyscrapers
  • Construction and demolition debris
  • Structural engineering
  • Underground construction
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
unbuilding the World Trade Center
Label
American ground, unbuilding the World Trade Center, William Langewiesche
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2157959
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780865475823
Lccn
2002075153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm49952438
Label
American ground, unbuilding the World Trade Center, William Langewiesche
Publication
Note
Map on lining papers
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2157959
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780865475823
Lccn
2002075153
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm49952438

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