Deutsche Bank Building
If you think every building in New York City is held to the same fire standards, you’d be wrong.
The situation, the mayor said, was quite complicated, so delays were to be expected. In fact, he called construction at the World Trade Center “probably the most complex construction project in the history in the world.”
Seven World Trade Center was the first building opened to replace one that was destroyed on 9/11. On August 27, a Borough of Manhattan Community College building will be the second.
While regulators fell short, three construction company supervisors are the ones to blame for two firefighters’ deaths in a condemned ground zero tower, prosecutors told jurors Wednesday.
No one imagined the way careless smoking spiraled into a deadly inferno in a toxic ground zero bank tower, so three construction-company supervisors shouldn’t be blamed for it, defense lawyers said Tuesday.
Testimony has wrapped up in the manslaughter trial stemming from a blaze that killed two firefighters in a condemned Ground Zero skyscraper damaged in the Sept. 11 attacks. Closing arguments are expected to start June 14.
Prosecutors have rested their manslaughter case against three construction-company supervisors charged in a blaze that killed two firefighters at a toxic, condemned ground zero bank tower.
Mitchell Alvo, Jeffrey Melofchik and Salvatore DePaola are charged with manslaughter and criminally negligent homicide in the deaths of firefighters Robert Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino in 2007.
The final pieces of the dreaded Deutsche Bank Building in Lower Manhattan were being removed Thursday, forever turning the page on the city’s dark history.
The toxic Deutsche Bank building’s demolition is nearing completion and construction of One World Trade Center is moving along.
The demise of the 41-story former Deutsche Bank building is at least as welcome to its neighbors as the construction of new trade center towers.
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