Downloadable Schematics Of One World Trade Center Raise Eyebrows

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – The detailed schematics of One World Trade Center, the building Police Commissioner Ray Kelly calls the nation’s number one terror target, can be downloaded right off of New York City’s official website.

WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond: The Port Authority Says The Documents Were Scrubbed/%20

There are 17 documents stamped confidential showing every nook and cranny – including load-bearing walls, mechanical rooms, and ground floor entrances – of the still under construction tower in Lower Manhattan.

That concerns counterterrorism expert Makie Haberfeld of John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

“This absolutely gives the potential terrorist the blueprint of how to enter, how to defend themselves if there is a counterattack against them,” she says. “I think it’s in a way irresponsible on the part of the organizations that decided to that.”

She says the documents provide a basis for a Mumbai-style attack.

Security expert Bob Strang says less information is more secure, but you also need to attract tenants.

“They’ve gotta be able to see floor plans, and you’ve got to balance it and I think that’s what they did here,” Strang told WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond. “I don’t think that there’s anything here that’s gonna surprise anybody.”

He adds that One World Trade Center will be the most secure building in the world.

SEE: More Photos Of 9/11 Memorial And One World Trade Center

The Port Authority says the documents were scrubbed of sensitive information and should not have been marked confidential.

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  1. BILLYGEE says:

    YOU BUNCH OF JERKS!! WHY DONT YOU JUST TURN OVER THE KEYS TO THE TERRORISTS!!…IT,S NOT BAD ENOUGH THAT THE BUILDINGS ARE AN EYESORE, JUST PAINT A BIG RED BULLSEYE ON THEM SO THE TERRORISTS ARE SURE NOT TO MISS THE NEXT TIME..,.STOP THE WORLD,, THIS IS MY STOP..BILLYGEE FLA..

  2. BILLYGEE says:

    YOU BUNCH OF JERKS!! WHY DONT YOU JUST TURN OVER THE KEYS TO THE TERRORISTS!!…IT,S NOT BAD ENOUGH THAT THE BUILDINGS ARE AN EYESORE, JUST PAINT A BIG RED BULLSEYE ON THEM SO THE TERRORISTS ARE SURE NOT TO MISS THE NEXT TIME..,.STOP THE WORLD,, THIS IS MY STOP..

  3. smc341 says:

    It’s too late to “rebuild the towers” the construction is well underway on the Freedom Tower a/k/a WTC Building #1.

  4. thenewsjunkie says:

    The real travesty here is that the NY Post reporter who broke this story is really the one responsible for making potential terrorists aware that this stuff exists for public consumption at all. This sort of detailed information on bulidng floor plans for many high profile buildings is filed with the city’s Dept. of Finance all the time. It’s public record available for general consumption because as public entities, they must disclose this information on lease agreements and what have you. But NO ONE ever looks at this stuff on line other than the parties involved in the lease agreements and maybe a few folks in government agencies. So thank you NY Post reporter for revealing this otherwise obscure, little known avenue for obtaining this kind of information. YOU the reporter are really the one that has revealed this information to the public.

    1. General says:

      Now you have just shared to the rest of the population on just how to obtain such information. Thank you.

  5. Memory of Sanity says:

    What is this obsession with divulging everything to everyone? How about exercising some common sense and national security? I think we have taken our 1st Amendment rights WAY too far. If it leads to the ultimate destruction of our way of life, what good or purpose did it really serve?

  6. Nick says:

    I still say build 5 towers. With the middle tower double the height. Aimed at mecca.

  7. jusayin says:

    don’t rebuild the towers. they were hideous and ruined the nyc skyline.

    1. anthony says:

      Tall building are hideous? You should move to Kansas.

      1. jusayin says:

        do you work for Larry Silverstein?

    2. anthony says:

      No I do not work for Larry Silverstein. I’m just confused about your statement. In a city of tall buildings, you say the trade center ruined the skyline. Besides being a symbol of American ingenuity , they were a source of pride for New Yorkers. Stop hating. There are plenty of haters like you in the world. They are called terrorist.

      1. Brian the new yorker says:

        You are such an idiot, just cuz the other guy said something you don’t like you just called him a terrorist!! Who do you think you are to judge people about their openions? Buddy get a life, too bad you weren’t at the WTC on 9/11

    3. DCOnEdge says:

      DUDE! The towers WERE the NYC skyline!!!

  8. steve says:

    Rebuild the towers. It is the only option.

  9. anthony says:

    Ok so lets publish every security threat to make sure all the terrorist know about it. I personally didn’t know about this until I read it. Try to keep things like this a secret and don’t give any ideas to terrorist. Thanks

    1. Val says:

      You said exactly what I was going to say! Why publicize something like this in the first place? The media will do anything for a news story!

      1. anthony says:

        The media is going to be the cause for the end of the world

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