First Public Hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States: Statement of Ken Holden, April 1, 2003 [open pdf - 46KB]
Alternate Title: 9/11 Commission, First Public Hearing: Statement of Ken Holden, April 1, 2003
The first public hearing of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States was held on March 31-April 1, 2003 at the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House in New York City, NY. The purpose of this public hearing was to engage those whose lives were forever changed by the events of September 11 in a public dialogue about the Commission's goals and priorities. The Commission also sought to learn about work already completed and the state of current knowledge, in order to identify the most important issues and questions requiring further investigation. This testimony was part of a panel entitled "Immediate Response to the Attacks". Holden is the commissioner of the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC). In his testimony, Holden speaks from his experience of mobilizing the DDC to help with search and rescue by organizing and managing demolition, excavation and debris removal operations immediately following the 9/11 World Trade Center attacks.
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States: www.9-11commission.gov