February 13, 1975 in New York history

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48 years ago on February 13th, 1975

A three-alarm fire burns in the World Trade Center North Tower for three hours

The fire began on the 11th floor and spread to floors 9 through 14. The cause was undetermined, but seemed to start under a desk in the 11th floor record-storage room of B.F. Goodrich.

The fire reinvigorated calls for the towers to install fire-suppressing sprinkler systems, which would be required under New York law but were not installed during construction since the WTC was a Port Authority building and technically exists outside the jurisdiction of the New York state fire code.

The original World Trade Center would go on to be attacked in a terrorist bombing in February 1993 and the two towers were completely destroyed in the September 11th attacks.


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🌞 Weather Records 🌞

Record High: 64°F in 1951
Record Low: -1°F in 1914

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