A report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on the collapse of the World Trade Center after the 9/11 terrorist attacks was supposed to result in safer tall buildings. But a reporter for Foreign Policy Journal argues it hasn’t happened.
“Unfortunately, there are no signs that such design evaluations and retrofit projects have occurred,” Kevin Ryan writes. “This is a strong indication that the international building community has not taken the NIST WTC reports seriously.”
Read the full report here.
The CTBUH Journal published several reports last year on tower safety in a special issue dedicated to the Post-WTC world. The papers can be found in the Technical Paper section.
The special issue can be purchased here.