Hurricane Sandy leaves W.T.C. largely unscathed

The World Trade Center has remained closed since the hurricane.

BY ALINE REYNOLDS |  Though the World Trade Center didn’t incur significant damage, the complex had sizeable water accumulation in its basements that workers were still pumping out at press time on Friday.

Some 200 million gallons of water from New York Harbor poured into the 16-acre site during the storm, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. As a result, the complex’s sub-grade levels were flooded by up to 30 feet of water that might have damaged equipment and electrical systems. The W.T.C. Transportation Hub is under 25 feet of water, while the chiller plant that ventilates the site is submerged by seven feet.

By Friday, 30,000 gallons of water were eliminated from the sub-basements of th