Re: 911 After the theory, some facts
- From: "Allan Smith" <netsmith@(wherever).com>
- Date: Sat, 8 Apr 2006 17:03:46 -0400
Nope. The top antenna is the first part of the building that is
collapsing. check the movie.
Check the news films too, not just the clips and angles chosen to support
The collapse began at one corner of the impacted floors. The relatively
slight vertical displacement, multiplied by nearly 100 feet of lever, would
suddenly displace the antennas horizontally by dozens of feet, with about a
one second stop at the end of the displacement. Being tall structures with a
small footprint and high center of gravity, and given the 'whiplash' of
sudden displacement horizontally and a sudden stop, of course the antennas
would topple. If anything more than high-school physics, it doesn't go
beyond Engineering 101.
Besides, if one is bringing the whole building down, why bother with
A controlled demolition would have the upper floors falling basically intact
into the collapsing floors below. Exactly the opposite from what happened.
Watch a few such demolitions, and you'll see what I mean. They don't usually
collapse from the top down, they sink nearly intact to the ground.
Since virtually every prominent Structural Engineer and Architect on the
planet was surprised to some degree by the failure-mode of the WTC's design,
and required months to analyze, model, and explain it, I find it difficult
to believe some unknown brilliant genius actually predicted it could even
fail that way, and knew exactly how to accomplish it.
I also find it difficult to believe virtually every Engineer and Architect,
regardless of nationality, would support an explanation they couldn't agree
with as explained and demonstrated.
Of course, in the thousands, there's always one or two on the fringe (hint:
they're the ones with the tinfoil hats).
And I assure you, this naturally highly curious and independent Engineer
sees no contradictions to the laws of physics in the analyses and models
that have been presented of the failure-modality of the WTC towers.
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