Twin Towers engineer blamed himself after 9/11

Structural engineer Leslie Robertson worked on the World Trade Center with Minoru Yamasaki. Now 90, he spoke to Hana R. Alberts  of the New York Post about the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on the Towers he helped design.

“The towers were designed [to withstand a] 707… . a low-flying, slow-flying 707 heading for Idlewild,” he said.

“Buildings should be built for people, not for attacks. The untoward events of life will probably take place, but if we design for them, then life would be a horrible place to live in … We have to think about life first.”

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