105 firefighters injured - 5 admitted to local
reinforced floors almost 30 inches think blasted
away on 3 levels below grade, plus a concourse
level floor, leaving a crater about 150 feet in
diameter at it's largest point.
On the B1 level, the operations control center of
the Port Authority Police Department (and the
fire command station forthe complex) was heavily
damaged and rendered out of service.
On the B2 level, various walls of elevator shafts
and freshair plenums severely damaged, allowing
smoke to enter and rise through the cores of both
Numerous concrete walls destroyed or damaged.
200,000 cubic feet of water poured into the
lowest grade from damaged refrigeration unit
supplies (from the Hudson River), sewer lines,
fresh domestic water lines, steam pipes, and
condensate return. Water 1.5 feet deep across the
124 parked cars destroyed, 102 damaged.
Partition walls blown out onto PATH train
Numerous telephone conduits collapsed from
ceiling onto cars (but phone service was not cut,
Fire alarm and public address systems out of
Elevators out of service.
Water cooled emergency generators shut down due
to overheating when their water supply was cut.
This disabled the emergency lighting.
Sprinklers & standpipes out of service.
2,500 tons of rubble removed.
Clean up effort involved 2,700 workers per day,
plus a total of 160,000 gallons of cleaning fluid
and 200,00 gallons of detergent.