POLITICS
03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Giuliani Ignored NYPD's Detailed Objections To Placing Emergency Command Center In WTC

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.

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