So far, more than 10,000 tons have been removed, a tiny fraction of the skyscrapers’ ruins – a combined total of 220 stories of gleaming steel weighing some 1.25 million tons, plus an unknown number of surrounding structures.

Ten thousand tons in 4 days? Let’s be generous and say three days, assuming that they weren’t really able to work much on Tuesday. That means it’s taken them 3 days to go through 1.25% of the rubble, right? Is my – notoriously bad – math incorrect? Doesn’t that mean it will take them a year at that rate? I can’t even believe it.

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  1. It’s worse than that. It’s only about 0.8% (10/1250). It will take well over a year to finish, even if they keep up the current pace (which they won’t, of course).

  2. i have a feeling things will speed up when the chance of finding survivors is zero. right now they don’t want to “rip” through the rubble and risk harming a survivor.just my thoughts…

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