NATIONAL COMMISSION ON TERRORIST ATTACKS UPON THE UNITED STATES
Eleventh Public Hearing
Wednesday, May 19, 2004
Testimony by: RUDOLPH W. GIULIANI, FORMER MAYOR, CITY OF NEW YORK (pdf)
“And the reason Pier 92 was selected as the command center was because on the next day, on September 12th, Pier 92 was going to have a drill. It had hundreds of people here, from FEMA, from the federal government, from the state, from the State Emergency Management Office, and they were getting ready for a drill for biochemical attack. So that was going to be the place they were going to have the drill. The equipment was already there so we were able to establish a command center there within three days that was two-and-a-half to three times bigger than the command center that we had lost at 7 World Trade Center. And it was from there that the rest of the search and rescue effort was completed.
Copy of pdf: 9-11Commission_Hearing_2004-05-19