Sunday, May 9, 2010

WTC&9/11: Part One

In 1971, The American Society of Civil Engineers gave an award for excellence to the people who built the World Trade Towers. They noted the unusual strength of the buildings and said that "the World Trade Center towers would have an inherent capacity to resist unforeseen calamities." With the collapse of those towers, we are now hearing how poorly they were built from people who depend upon government contracts to make a living. We were told that the gasoline burned so hot that the steel in the towers turned to licorice. The number of gallons involved were greatly inflated. In 2004, Underwriters Laboratories tested the pancake theory with a model and found that nothing collapsed, but the National Institute of Standards and Technology repeated its defense of the pancake theory in 2005. Some believe that if the pancake theory had any validity, it would have resulted in the 47 interconnected towers in the core still standing with the rest of the buildings gone.

Here is information on the exterior walls of the World Trade Center. Keep in mind that there was a powerfully built inner core in each building.

The North Tower was struck at 8:45 and the South Tower at 9:03. The South Tower was hit near a corner, which should mean that less damage was done. Yet it fell before the North Tower, which sustained more damage. Captain Gregory M. Zeigler, Ph.D., a former intelligence officer said:

I knew from September 18, 2001, that the official story about 9/11 was false. That was when I realized that the perpetrators had made a colossal blunder in collapsing the South Tower first, rather than the North Tower, which had been hit more directly and earlier.

Until now, no one has ever been able to get jet fuel to melt steel and concrete. The picture of the first tower, when the second was struck , showed that the flames had died down quite a bit. Yet the North Tower collapsed at 10:29. There was no prior indication of lower floor stress or damage. There were no lower floor fires, blow outs, or broken glass. There were few signs of stress on the lower floors of the South Tower. Most of the fuel was expended when the planes hit their targets, with much of it spilled outside the buildings. The 911 Commission flatly stated that the cores of the towers were hollow. This simply is not true. This construction picture shows that the core was made of steel. The pancake theory of how they collapsed is also based on the misinformation about a hollow core.

Both buildings were built with the assistance of computers to provide greatest possible protection against stress. When the hollow shell/pancake theory was demolished, it was replaced by the theory that the building was inadequately fire proofed, thus allowing the fire to spread and consume everything. Some experts think such buildings could only be taken down with pre-planted explosives.

There was less fuel in the second plane, but the South Tower went down in 47 minutes. There was about 200,000 tons of steel in each building. The accounts of people hearing great explosions and seeing flashes that day are numerous. The New York Fire Department took 500 interviews, but the Bloomberg administration refused to release any of them until 2005 when litigation forced some releases.

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