Early in 2018, I had a chance to swing by the 9-11 memorial in New York. If you ever find yourself in the area, I suggest you check it out.
Even if you lived through 9-11, you will learn quite a bit. For me, it was interesting to see the damage to the building and how it failed.
Not being an Iron worker, I didn’t know that each piece of the building’s steel was marked and serialized. Not only by floor, but even by side.
They even show a section that was directly hit by an aircraft. This is determined by the serial numbers, floor and side markings, corresponding video and finally unique damage indicators.
The 9-11 memorial isn’t a pile of rubble and some names attached to it. They know all the players, most of the victims (I’ll let them explain that), and have accounted for every inch of the towers.
On December 7th, 1941 not all aspects of the attack were accounted for. Many wrecks and many victims were left in place out of necessity. The 9-11 Memorial is not only marker in time. It is likely the largest, most thoroughly investigated crime scene in history. And the work continues to this day.
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