Project Name The Phoenix Project
Description Emergency Engineering, Post Collapse Assistance &  Design and Reconstruction  

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Washington Post photo by Rich Lipski. Reprinted with permission


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(Sept 11, 2001 - Sept    11, 2002 )


God Bless America

On Sept 11th in the aftermath of the attack on the Pentagon, KCE was called upon to provide emergency engineering, post-collapse assistance and, then, to be responsible for the design and reconstruction of the structurally damaged areas of the building, and tenant work.

As they say, "when the going gets tough, the tough get going."

KCE was retained not only as the structural engineer but also as the prime Design Professional for base building and tenant work, coordinating and hiring all other Design disciplines and acting as an Owner’s Representative, essentially directing the work on the “Phoenix” Project.

Demolition began on October 18, 2001 (after crime scene and military needs were met) and was completed on November 18, 2001. Forensic investigations and designs were being accomplished during this period, which allowed concrete work to begin on the 405,000 sf new replacement structure on November 18, 2001

On August 14 2002, the Marine Corps began moving into the Phoenix, and by prior to September 11, 2002, all the offices were again occupied.

 "Tough times don't last, only tough people", and we in the U.S.A. are all tough people.


The Phoenix Project