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World Trade Center Meridian 1 Telephone System, anyone remember it?

World Trade Center Meridian 1 Telephone System, anyone remember it?

(OP)
So the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 hit me hard this year. I was 24 at the time it happened, and was somewhat immature to all of the events and more recently as a full adult, I've finally been able to watch videos and documentaries about the towers without being extremely horrified or sick to my stomach. I've read countless articles etc as well, and I've noticed the whole place was Meridian 1. I believe the Marriott Hotel, the Port Authority, and many of the businesses in the tower were all Nortel Meridian 1. The entire buildings communication system for the Police, Lobby phones, etc. were all Nortel M2000 series sets.

Is there anyone here that worked on the systems in the World Trade Center, particularly the main system for the buildings? Which Nortel system was it? Was it an SL-100 with Digital sets tied in? Was it a pure Meridian 1? I would love to hear a little about the history of when the Port Authority switched the World Trade Center over from 1A2 to all Nortel. It must have been sometime around 1990.

I also recall that Nortel had a HUGE presence in cleaning up the WTC site communications and installing new infrastructure for the days after 9/11.

It's sad to see it's all gone, but it must have been quite an impressive Nortel system during it's heyday.

Any feedback is appreciated.

Thank you,

Joe

Joseph Sus Jr. Nortel Emetrotel Consultant
www.joetheucxguy.com

RE: World Trade Center Meridian 1 Telephone System, anyone remember it?

There were many tenants in those buildings with Northern Telecom SL-1.

RE: World Trade Center Meridian 1 Telephone System, anyone remember it?

Great question Joe

4 floors of telecom is impressive indeed and it survived the collapse itself except the link to the outside world.

Thss video is cool with links to the archives at AT&A which possibly may have more info.

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RE: World Trade Center Meridian 1 Telephone System, anyone remember it?

(OP)
Thank you! I've just been interested, as I know all of the building personnel used a Meridian 1, from the Police Station to the Windows on the World restaurant. I've been curious if these were all separate Meridian 1 systems or one big Option 81C or SL-100. I found a lady on Linkedin named Lorraine who was the main telecom person for Verizon who was the head honcho on the Meridian systems in the WTC, but she never accepted my Linkedin invitation, probably thinks I am annoying or doesn't want to talk about that bad day.

Joseph Sus Jr. Nortel Emetrotel Consultant
www.joetheucxguy.com

RE: World Trade Center Meridian 1 Telephone System, anyone remember it?

I have an acquaintance who was working for Nortel at the time. He was on the team that sent 2 mobile CO's to get Wall Street back on up.

RKDavis Wilmington,NC
https://www.linkedin.com/in/robert"ken"davis

RE: World Trade Center Meridian 1 Telephone System, anyone remember it?

I had T1's running through here that stayed up for over 1 week! AT&T kept billing my company for a year after. We could not convince them that the circuits were lost. After a year long battle I opened tickets on circuits down. Once the testers got the ticket and informed me that these circuits were Lost on 9/11 I conference called the billing department and then they stopped billing me.

Thanks
ED

1a2 to ip I seen it all

RE: World Trade Center Meridian 1 Telephone System, anyone remember it?

(OP)
Thanks Robert,think the person would want to chat with me?

Joseph Sus Jr. Nortel Emetrotel Consultant
www.joetheucxguy.com

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