A year after marathon bombs, Boston hospitals apply lessons learned

By Svea Herbst-Bayliss Reuters

BOSTON (Reuters) – The homemade bombs that ripped through the crowd at the finish line of last year’s Boston Marathon, killing three people and injuring 264, showcased the city’s medical talent but also taught valuable lessons in responding to a mass disaster.

By all accounts, Boston’s hospitals performed well after the attacks on April 15, 2013. While many of the wounded lost limbs and a large amount of blood, all who made it to a hospital survived.

Looking back, a year after their hospitals were packed with blast victims, Boston officials have tweaked how they prepare for a disaster, now requiring city emergency medical personnel to carry tourniquets and developing a standard method for one city agency to track disaster victims in hospitals.

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Renaming of Bridge to Honor 9/11 Victims Stalled

By Jeff Preval WGRZ

Sign on bridge (Photo: WGRZ)

Sign on bridge (Photo: WGRZ)

BUFFALO, NY – You would think that honoring the victims of 9/11 with a tribute wouldn’t cause controversy. But that hasn’t been the case when it comes to the efforts to rename a bridge in Buffalo after those who were lost.

For the past decade, mourners have gathered at a pedestrian bridge on the anniversary of 9/11 to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks. The bridge is between Delaware and Elmwood Avenues, crossing over the Scajaquada Expressway.

For the past three years, Laurie Kostrzewski of Buffalo has been trying to get the bridge renamed to honor those who died and were innocent.

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World Trade Center Project’s Shape Is Challenging To Build

By Tim Grogan and ENR staff ENR

Photo by Nadine M. Post/ENR

Photo by Nadine M. Post/ENR

The complex above-grade form of Santiago Calatrava’s WTC Transportation Hub, designed to resemble a bird of peace, is taking shape in Lower Manhattan.

The main transit hall, which is 365 ft long, will contain more than 11,000 tons of structural steel in 600 members, some with as many as three field-welded connections. Challenges include the unique geometry and the connection engineering. The entire structure was modeled to determine a carefully staged erection sequence. The hub is scheduled to open some time next year.

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