Damage Caused by
the 1993 WTC Bombing

  • 6 civilians killed
  • Over 1,000 injured
  • 105 firefighters injured - 5 admitted to local hospitals
  • 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 towers.
  • 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 B6 level.
  • 124 parked cars destroyed, 102 damaged.
  • Partition walls blown out onto PATH train mezzanine.
  • Numerous telephone conduits collapsed from ceiling onto cars (but phone service was not cut, miraculously).
  • Fire alarm and public address systems out of service.
  • 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.
  • Restoration cost: $250,000,000.
  • Source: FDI New York


    See also: The FBI allowed the 1993 WTC bombing to happen


    What Really Happened