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It is estimated that over 1Mt of rubble has to be moved from the former site of the twin towers and that this operation could take up to a year. In the towers alone there was 180,000t of steel, 800,000t of concrete and over 1,000t of glass.

A story in last week's NCE stated that consultant Waterman was the structural designer for Canary Wharf. The Yolles Partnership was in fact the main designer, with Waterman a sub consultant.

Fires in high rise buildings in the UK:

Broadgate, London, see NCE 22 June 1990.

Mercantile Credit offices, Basingstoke, Hampshire, see NCE 25 April 1991.

Minster Court, London, see NCE 15 August 1991.

Irvine, Scotland, see NCE 1 July 1999.

Major high rise fires abroad:

Taiwan multi story office, see NCE 17 July 2001 Ostankino, Moscow, see NCE 1 October 2001.

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