Emergency Command Center

Memo: Giuliani ignored warnings about WTC7 (nytimes.com)

Memo Details Objections to Command Center Site

By WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
Published: January 26, 2008

The New York Police Department produced a detailed analysis in 1998 opposing plans by the city to locate its emergency command center at the World Trade Center, but the Giuliani administration overrode those objections. The command center later collapsed from damage in the Sept. 11 terrorist attack.

“Seven World Trade Center is a poor choice for the site of a crucial command center for the top leadership of the City of New York,” a panel of police experts, which was aided by the Secret Service, concluded in a confidential Police Department memorandum.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/26/us/politics/26emergency.html