23/09/2009 10:07

Lecture_"The Story of 9/11 and Ground Zero"

New York University’s Prague Institute for Democracy, Economy, and Culture


invites you to a guest lecture


"The Story of 9/11 and Ground Zero"




architect Jiří Boudník


Jiří Boudník immigrated to the U.S. from the Czech Republic 20 years ago. He studied arts and architecture at the renowned

Cooper Union in New York. On September 11, 2001 he was working as a project engineer at a construction site near

the Brooklyn Bridge when the hijacked planes smashed into the nearby World Trade Center.

At that moment he decided to run to warn the rescuers of possible buildings collapse. He was among the first rescuers on the site.

In the following weeks he created 3D models of Ground Zero that were used for searching for survivors and removing debris.

He was part of the expert team hired by property owner Larry Silverstein, studying structural causes of the collapse.


Jiří Boudník (b. 1970) will speak about his experiences and answer your questions during a subsequent discussion.


Wednesday, September 30, 2009, 6:30 p.m.

NYU in Prague, Male námesti 11 (1st floor), Prague 1


The event will be held in English.

Please RSVP if you are planning to attend: pidec.nyu@gmail.com






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Ben and Helena Henderson

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