Two long posts to represent the fallen Towers, WTC1 & WTC2. One shorter post to represent WTC7. Many of the surrounding buildings were damaged by the collapse of the Two Towers. The 22-story WTC3, which was adjacent to both was destroyed. Three nearby nine-story buildings, WTC4, WTC5 and WTC6 were all badly damaged.
Some find it odd that WTC7, which was the furthest, was seemingly not seriously damaged, but then fell on its own nearly seven hours later. As I wrote in the first post today, many of the conspiracy crazies focus on WTC7 as the actual primary target.
As if that made any sense at all. Destroying 316 stories worth of buildings (not to mention nearly 3000 Americans) to take out one office containing supposedly damaging documents? Seems like merely starting a weekend fire in an office a floor or two below would do the trick, if you wanted to not draw attention to the real target. It’s hard to imagine anyone coming up with such a plan. The phrase “utterly idiotic” comes to mind.
In this last post, I want to touch on some details.
Back when I made the mistake of trying to debate these nut jobs, one of the allegations was that firemen were heard to use the word, “pull,” with regard to WTC7. To them, “pull” is a term only used by demolition people to refer to deliberately taking down a building.
And the story varies. In one case, it was supposedly Mayor Guilliani who declares the building will be pulled. Another version has the building owner saying it.
This is utter nonsense. If anyone did use the term “pull” it was in reference to pulling the emergency workers from WTC7 once it was decided the building was a lost cause (about 2:30 PM). And consider the implication: that the mayor was in on the plot. Or maybe it was the firemen. Or the building’s owner.
A secret government plot that involves the building’s owner? Even involving the mayor of New York sounds kinda nuts for a secret plot. And the idea that any emergency worker was part of this is incredibly offensive.
Another allegation is that “explosions” were heard by people on the scene. This is despite any documented accounts of such. This is despite any explosions audible in the various recorded news and private video. This is despite seismic readings from nearby monitors that would have detected such explosions.
And this is despite NIST analysis that the required explosives would have generated pressure waves that would have blown out windows and would have created a sound level of 130dB to 140dB 1km from the site.
Given what was going on in the Towers once the planes hit, it’s not at all surprising there were loud noises. The buildings were in the process of becoming dangerous unbalanced.
WTC7 “Free Fall”
Another contention is that video shows the north face of WTC7 falling in “free fall.” It’s actually not quite free fall, but it is very fast.
The reason is that the interior of the building had already collapsed at that point. There are many signs on the video that this happened. For instance, seeing daylight through the top windows, because the roof and top floor had fallen down. At the point the north wall fell, it was free of the building and fell over on top of the already fallen debris. In post-event aerial photos, you can see the north wall laying atop the debris.
Built to withstand an airplane crash
There is also a contention that there must have been a demolition, because the designers certified the Towers to withstand impact by an aircraft.
In fact, they guessed. And they had a Boeing 707 in mind.
This was back in 1964 when the buildings were designed. Computer modeling was in its infancy at best. Further, NIST found no documentation on the methods used to determine the result of impact by a (much smaller) aircraft.
Tiny balls of metal
A last contention is that microscopic balls of melted metal indicate energies far in excess of the fires that burned. Assuming such metal spheres exist (they were supposedly found in dust blocks away), they would have to indicate something with an incredible amount of energy; supposedly explosives.
Or, say, perhaps the energy of thousands upon thousands of tons of collapsing building? I lack the engineering skills to calculate the energy released, but I have little doubt it amounts to many tons of dynamite. The Hiroshima bomb, which took out an entire city, was a mere 16 kilotons. The kinetic energy of so much mass falling that far surely amounts to some serious tonnage.
Finally, keep in mind, that the Hudson building, at 26 stories, was the largest building ever demolished. To believe in the conspiracy, you need not only to accept the formidable (I would say impossible) logistics involved, but also that the planners were capable of planning a successful demolition 10 times larger than any done in history. And doing it completely, utterly covertly such that eleven years later, not one shred of evidence exists.
Bat-shit fucking crazy doesn’t even begin to describe these nut jobs.
They are an offense to the people who died that day—especially the courageous emergency workers, who ran into, rather than away from, extreme hazard—and an offense to the human race.