Federal panel to release final recommendations for evacuating skyscrapers
A federal panel investigating the World Trade Center collapse is reportedly ready to recommend new safety standards for all tall buildings.
The New York Times reports the standards include changes in construction and evacuation strategies. The nonbinding recommendations by the National Institute of Standards and Technology are the result of a three-year study of tall buildings. Officials hope to help occupants survive attacks or natural disasters. The proposals are to be officially released tomorrow in New York.