Title

New York Fire Department and September 11, 2001.

Poster Number

39

Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Artist Statement

Organized fire fighting began in New York in 1648, when the first Fire Ordinance was adopted by the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam. The uniformed force is under the command of the Chief of Department and consists of more than 11,400 Fire Officers and fire fighters. After the 767 jet liner crashed into the World Trade Center building creating the worst terror attack in history, a fire burned for 56 minutes inside the WTC building number two. The top 20 floors of the building collapsed on the 90 floors below. After a fire burned inside WTC number one for 102 minutes, the top 30 floors collapsed on the lower 80 floors. The Twin Towers were dramatically different structural design as the exterior was used as the load-bearing wall. The outer wall carried the building's vertical loads and provided the entire resistance to wind. Children's fire toys have become more popular and the FDNY action figures have recently been released. The atmosphere of a fire house is easily compared to a family or fret-house. After 9/11, many FDNY survivors tattooed fallen members names on their backs.

Location

Pacific Geosciences Center

Start Date

26-4-2003 9:00 AM

End Date

26-4-2003 5:00 PM

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New York Fire Department and September 11, 2001.

Pacific Geosciences Center

Organized fire fighting began in New York in 1648, when the first Fire Ordinance was adopted by the Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam. The uniformed force is under the command of the Chief of Department and consists of more than 11,400 Fire Officers and fire fighters. After the 767 jet liner crashed into the World Trade Center building creating the worst terror attack in history, a fire burned for 56 minutes inside the WTC building number two. The top 20 floors of the building collapsed on the 90 floors below. After a fire burned inside WTC number one for 102 minutes, the top 30 floors collapsed on the lower 80 floors. The Twin Towers were dramatically different structural design as the exterior was used as the load-bearing wall. The outer wall carried the building's vertical loads and provided the entire resistance to wind. Children's fire toys have become more popular and the FDNY action figures have recently been released. The atmosphere of a fire house is easily compared to a family or fret-house. After 9/11, many FDNY survivors tattooed fallen members names on their backs.