How long did it take for World Trade Center to collapse?The buildings collapsed within ten seconds , hitting bottom with an estimated speed of 200 km/h (Getty Images). The egg-crate construction made a redundant structure (i.e., if one or two columns were lost, the loads would shift into adjacent columns and the building would remain standing).
Did anyone survive the fall of the World Trade Center?In total, twenty survivors were pulled out of the rubble . The final survivor, Port Authority secretary Genelle Guzman-McMillan, was rescued 27 hours after the collapse of the North Tower.
Why did South Tower collapse first?Engineers suggested that the south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed first, even though it was hit by the second plane, because the fireball caused by the crash was larger and because the plane hit the corner of the building, rather than the center, where there is more structural support .
Why did the Twin Towers completely collapse?The collapse of the World Trade Center occurred during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, after the Twin Towers were struck by two hijacked commercial airliners .
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Brian Clark (September 11 survivor)