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Proposal for a World Trade Center Disaster Commission

Prepared by Professor Glenn P. CorbettJohn Jay College of Criminal JusticeMarch 6, 2002 Need for the CommissionIn the wake of the World Trade Center disaster, it has become readily apparent that many issues involving high-rise building construction, emergency evacuation procedures, firefighting operations, and other important concerns must be analyzed collectively in order to learn from the disaster and apply the lessons to the future.Many Americans live and work in high-rise buildings, so it is essential that we learn as much as possible about this disaster.The establishment of a Commission will allow for the various public and private research efforts currently underway to come togeth...

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