Hello Prof. Geschwindner,
Yes, I was at the WTC site this morning. I was part of the Thornton-Tomasetti Team of engineers working with the NYC Department of
Design and Construction (Department of Buildings) as part of the Emergency Response Team to evaluate the condition of surrounding buildings. At times I was no further than a street width away from the curb of what used to be the plaza of the WTC. We will be returning tomorrow to inspect more buildings.
The scene is truly unbelievable and indescribable. But the most incredible part of the scene is the number of rescue workers and volunteers who are working to clear the site and recover survivors.