Building the World Trade Centre Pt1

An interesting film showing the building of the World Trade Centre. This was the original official film as made and produced by the owners the Port Of New York Authority.

The fate of the buildings was and is a true shame, men sweated and toiled to build these megaliths. They were ordinary men doing extraordinary things, much respect is due to them.

The building work from that of the slurry walls through to the massive foundations were a real feat of civil engineering, the fact that the subway kept running on specially built platforms is testament to the skill of the engineers and workers alike.

The advent of the computerised logistics which they term as Critical Path Method sounds like the Just-in-Time production methods much used nowadays .. it is also illuminating to see that the special jacking cranes used were imported from .... Australia.

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