Be afraid, be very afraid. Terrorists, brilliant terrorists, wanted to flood the financial district of Manhattan by blowing up the Holland Tunnel. Not kidding. You can read the whole story about how we got the Lebanese government to arrest this guy, and we got to question him, and how cool it all is. Word of warning, though, if you are wondering how blowing up a tunnel that runs along the floor of the Hudson River would flood anything more than the Hudson RIver, you just have to read to near the end.
Besides bedrock, the tunnel is protected by concrete and cast-iron steel.
Experts also said that even if the tunnel cracked, the Financial District would not be flooded because it is above the level of the river.
Right. The tunnel is BELOW the financial district, so it would not be flooded by physics-challenged terrorists. These guys belong in the same category as the man that wanted to destroy the Brooklyn Bridge with a blowtorch and the guy who couldn’t light his own shoelaces on fire.
I’m really scared. Are you?