The Daily News reported that the plotters wanted to blow up the Holland Tunnel, the southernmost link between Manhattan and New Jersey, in the hopes of flooding New York’s Financial District. The desired effect would be akin to the flooding that ravaged New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, the newspaper said.
Is the Financial District below the level of the tunnel? I’ve not been to New York, but I’ve always had the impression that the tunnel went under the river. While the damage and death toll would be great, blowing the tunnel wouldn’t flood anything, would it?
What am I missing?
UPDATE: Steve at ThreatsWatch also points out the fact that the Financial District is above the water table.