Friday, September 11, 2009

9/11


While feeling in no way capable of expressing the sentiments required as we once again remember the events that occurred eight years ago today, I discovered a couple of interesting bits of trivia that I felt might be worth sharing:
  • The twin towers of the World Trade Center were actually designed to survive being struck by an airplane, but only one the size of the Boeing 707, which was the largest commercial aircraft in service at the time that the towers were constructed.
  • After the destruction of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center, the Empire State Building again became the tallest building in New York City.
  • The Empire State Building was itself struck by an airplane on July 28, 1945. The plane was a B-25 bomber, which crashed into the 79th floor.
Trivial Pursuits

3 comments:

Hooda Thunkit (Dave Zawodny) said...

Tim,

I will NEVER forget because it is also my wedding anniversary. . .

Tim Higgins said...

Dave,

It is a beautiful thing that there is joy to be had in an anniversary on this date as well as pain.

Happy Anniversary

Hooda Thunkit (Dave Zawodny) said...

Tim,

For the last 8-years I've no longer had a valid reason to forget :-(

;-)