I originally published the following article to the blog section of a MySpace profile I created, entitled, “World Trade Center“…
On 9/11/01, at 5:20pm, World Trade Center 7, a 570 ft. tall, 47-story building, suffering from scattered, uneven diffuse-flame fires and a gash to it’s lower south-western corner, drops from it’s 81-vertical-steel-column-reinforced position in the sky at near free-fall speed and symmetry with virtually no resistance from the still-intact, structurally-bound-to-column floors below the scattered diffuse-flame fires within, with no evidence that ANY portion of ANY of the 81 vertical steel columns remained standing, all while falling neatly into its own footprint.
Here are three photos of WTC before September 11, 2001:
World Trade Center 7 was never hit by a plane. Its fall garnered little attention from the media, or even the very officials charged with job of discovering what happened. According to the officially-endorsed Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) report, entitled “World Trade Center Building Performance Study: Data Collection, Preliminary Observations, and Recommendations,” and published in May of 2002, flaming debris from the Twin Towers caused fires on multiple floors of the building – possibly igniting fuel-tanks in the basement and ultimately leading to its collapse. However, FEMA made no attempt to illustrate that their hypothesis had any real data to support it, whatsoever. They reached no final conclusions – choosing, rather, to call for a more extensive and thorough examination in order to discover why Building 7 had apparently “imploded.” “The specifics of the fires in WTC 7 and how they caused the building to collapse remain unknown at this time. Although the total diesel fuel on the premises contained massive potential energy, the best hypothesis has only a LOW PROBABILITY of occurrence. Further research, investigation, and analyses are needed to resolve this issue” (FEMA, World Trade Center Building Performance Study, 5/2002, Chapter 5.7). The Department of Commerce’s (DOC) National Institute of Standards in Technology (NIST) has published NCSTAR 1: Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster – Final Report on the Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers, but have yet to put out a conclusive report on WTC7. In a New York magazine interview in March 2006, Dr. S. Shyam Sunder, NIST’s lead WTC disaster investigator, said, of World Trade Center 7, “We are studying the horizontal movement east to west, internal to the structure, on the fifth to seventh floors…But truthfully, I don’t really know. We’ve had trouble getting a handle on Building No. 7.”
*Sigh* While the lack of a solid conclusion on what caused WTC7 to “collapse” is maintained by both the FEMA report and the lack of a NIST report, this fact is actively being ignored by those who would say that these reports are complete and that the investigation into 9/11 is therefore closed. Good individuals are being attacked by proponents of the official stories for simply taking the advice within the FEMA report, and attempting to further research, investigate and analyze the events surrounding the fall of WTC 7.
Here is a picture from the FEMA report (figure 1-4) illustrating the layout of the World Trade Center Complex before 9/11/01:
Here is another picture from the FEMA report (figure 1-7):
Taken from the FEMA report (figure 5-14), this picture illustrates the location of WTC7 relative to the high-energy dust cloud that emerged following the fall of WTC 1:
Here are some photos displaying the east face of a still-standing WTC 7 after
the fall of the Twin Towers:
The area of focus in the above pictures is the eastern face of WTC 7. There is an isolated fire on the 12th floor. Notice that there is dark-colored smoke emanating from the burning row of windows. This indicates that we are viewing diffuse flame fires. Diffuse-flame fires burn the coolest of all fires and pose little threat to the structure of a steel-framed, steel-cored building.
Here is a photo displaying most of the north face of WTC7 after the fall of the Twin Towers:
Here is an aerial photo displaying the west face of WTC 7 after the fall of the Twin Towers:
Here are some photos displaying the south face of WTC 7:
Here is a photo displaying World Trade Centers 5, 6 and 7:
Another photo displaying World Trade Center Buildings 5, 6 and 7:
A third photo displaying World Trade Centers 5, 6 and 7:
This FEMA report photo (figure 4-13) displays WTC5 on fire:
Here is a photo displaying World Trade Center 6 (with WTC7 in the background, left):
Here is a aerial photo from the FEMA report (figure 5-26) illustrating Ground Zero after the falls of WTC 1, 2 and 7:
The company that the government hired to clean up Ground Zero, Controlled Demolitions, Inc., determined that World Trade Centers 5 and 6 were damaged beyond repair. In the months following 9/11/2001, both buildings were “pulled” down with cables.
Here is a overhead photo of World Trade Center 7 taken a few days after 9/11/01:
Here are some photos of World Trade Center 7 taken a few days after 9/11/01:
The only known way to achieve these physical results in a steel-framed building is by way of controlled demolition. This highly complicated, intricately-timed, computer-driven procedure involves quickly, simultaneously severing all of the vertical steel columns that hold a building upright with strategically placed cutter charges, in floor by floor sections, sequentially from bottom to top, then immediately voiding out the foundation of the building with explosive charges. As the building begins to immediately fall into the newly-created void, strategically placed explosives are detonated, floor by floor, again starting from the bottom, and matching the speed of gravity, in order to displace the already-severed steel vertical columns, which keeps the structure constantly heading towards the void, while simultaneously pulverizing the floors and concrete reinforcements as it does so. The end result of this method is clear: a tidy pile of building.
Here is a photo of the Key Bank Building in Salt Lake City, Utah:
Here is a photo of the just-demolished Key Bank Building:
Here is a picture showing the remains of the Key Bank Building:
With the above photos in mind, here is real example of a building in India that has undergone a “pancake collapse”:
Here is a picture of the Windsor Building in Madrid, Spain:
Here are two photos of the fire-engulfed Windsor Building:
Here are a series of pictures showing the aftermath of the Windsor Building
fire, and the extent of damage to the structure:
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