|From: News and Views | City
Tuesday, March 26, 2002
Remains of 3 Found
At Ground Zero
By GREG GITTRICH
Daily News Staff Writer
remains of three people were found yesterday at Ground Zero by
workers clearing an area where a new crane could be set up to remove
steel from the collapsed 1 World Trade Center.
|Firefighters doff their helmets as colleagues carry
flag-draped remains at Ground Zero yesterday.
The bodies — two of which were believed to be those of
firefighters — were pulled from rubble driven deep underground along
the edge of the north tower's footprint.
The area was once a VIP driveway that allowed cars to pull off
West St. and drop passengers at the tower's western door.
Fire Department spokesman Robert Calise said the remains could
not be identified immediately.
Since Saturday, laborers have been cutting into the cliff of
debris near the north tower so another crane could be assembled,
The crane would be used to lift structural steel that fell from
the north tower onto 6 World Trade Center.
Steel May Be Cut Up
But Mary Costello, a spokeswoman for Bovis Lend Lease, which is
managing the cleanup work for the city, said it is possible the
steel beams could be cut into manageable pieces and removed without
the towering derrick.
In either case, the steel's removal would allow recovery workers
to search for bodies in another section of the 16-acre site.
"There wasn't much fire in that area of Building 6, so we hope
that whatever people were in there will still be in pretty good
condition," said Port Authority Lt. John Ryan, commander of the
recovery task force.
More Remains ID'd
No bodies were discovered yesterday around the south tower, where
at least 76 people have been found this month.
Workers continued to explore that rubble field yesterday but
already have dug below the lobby of the building where most of the
victims had been found.
The remains of nearly 2,000 victims of the terrorist attacks have
yet to be recovered or identified through DNA. Still, 21 more people
were positively identified yesterday by the medical examiner.
They were: Alexander Chiang, Keith Fairben, Firefighter John
Ginley, Port Authority Police Officer Walter McNeil, Firefighter
Robert McPadden, Lynne Morris, Seth Morris, Martin Niederer, Todd
Ouida and Firefighter Paul Pansini.
Also, Firefighter Glenn Perry, Port Authority employee Eugene
Raggio, Port Authority Police Officer Bruce Reynolds, Port Authority
employee Francis Riccardelli, Firefighter Paul Ruback, Antonio
Salcedo, Jeff Simpson, David Suarez, David Sullins, state Court
Officer William Thompson and William Wren.
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