Recovery Efforts At The World Trade Center "Bathtub"
Organization: Deep Foundations Institute
Jan 1, 2002
In 1967 the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey undertook the construction of the World Trade Center (WTC) diaphragm walls, installation of the lateral support system and the excavation of the site, commonly referred to as the "Bathtub". The work took two years to complete. In 2001 the City of New York undertook the re-excavation of the site after the terrorist attacks. The recovery work will take eight months to complete. This paper describes the initial work on the WTC "bathtub" in the late 1960s and the recent work during the recovery.