Thursday, March 30, 2006

A Mighty Wind

If a 110-story building suddenly collapses, and each floor "pancakes" on top of the one below, there would be a tremendous downward rush of air, right? The Twin Towers each weighed about about 100,000 tons. And the 9/11 Commission found that both towers collapsed in well under 20 seconds.

So that's alot of building falling really fast, right? Common sense tells you that there should be a tremendous downward wind as the building collapses, right? That makes sense. If a mountain suddenly collapsed, there would be a tremendous downward force created. And the Twin Towers were, in essence, man-made mountains.

Indeed, look at these photos of the collapses.

It looks like the force of air is down while the buildings are collapsing, right?

So far so good.

Well, look at these eyewitness reports:

In this video clip, a firefighter states "this, huge incredible force of wind and debris actually came UP the stairs, knocked my helmet off, knocked me to the ground"

Another firefighter, in the second floor of the stairwell of one of the Twin Towers, said that described the wind was "fierce" and almost lifted his body, and he had to hold on to his helmet so it wouldn't blow off.

And a third firefighter described a "rush of air going up" when he was between the first and second floors when the building began to fall.

Doesn't this show that the collapses of the Twin Towers were upside down? Specifically, don't these strong upward winds tend to prove that powerful explosives were detonated from below the floors which the witnesses were on?

Remember, the official story is that each floor of the Towers pancaked down on the one below. That would have forced air straight down, and air probably would have "squirted" out the sides of the buildings when the downward force of wind became too great.

Can you think of a way that the collapses, if they were not brought about by explosives, would have created such huge upward winds? I dare you.

You might argue that the upward rush of air at lower floors was due to some type of outward expansion of the dust clouds as they reached the bottom of the buildings. However, an employee of an insurance company on the 67th floor of the South Tower (below where the airplane hit) heard an explosion from BELOW the impact of the airplane, an "exploding sound" shook the building, a tornado of hot air, smoke and ceiling tiles and bits of drywall came flying UP the stairwell, and the wall split FROM the bottom UP. This occured right as the plane hit the South Tower.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

As an experienced home builder, granted no engineer, I know that tracing down problems that homeowners are complaining about is not always straightforward.

For instance, a new home had an annoying draft, and all obvious air sources were ruled out. It took an infrared camera to show a very convoluted path from an uncaulked wire penetration hole in the attic, down into a cabinet soffit, across through a small, unsealed seam in firestopping drywall, and eventually out an electrical box for a wall sconce . The draft was most intense when burning the nearby gas fireplace pulled in combustion air, reversing the usual escape of warmer air into the cold attic (heat rises!)

I am deeply troubled by the lack of transparency surrounding investigations of 9/11. But I want to base my conclusions on facts, not fear.

There appears to be evidence that certain demolition explosives detonated in the WTC. My own knowledge of building, though, includes this fact, which is considered during building design: A steel beam, being the same dimensions as a softwood beam, will fail earlier in a house fire, because it loses strength as temperatures increase, and will sag long before a wooden beam will. When a supporting beam sags, the forces on fasteners and joints above it increase exponentially. Sometimes, the shearing of one nail will suddenly load others nearby and cause unexpected and immediate collapse.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm Larry Silverstein, the owner of the World Trade Center complex. I just wanted to say that I regret what I said about World Trade Center 7, the third steel building that collapsed horrendously on September 11. I did not decide to 'pull it down' as I said in a video interview shortly after the horrific attack. What I meant to say was "I wish it could collapse so that I could collect the insurance money". Luckily, thanks to 2 small fires (as perfectly proved by the 9/11 commission), it fell neatly down on its own footprint at 5:20 pm. I was so happy I popped a bottle of vintage Veuve Cliquot !!! (I have also made some fat cash by patenting this new discovery : all you need to 'pull' a steel-frame skyscraper is to pour some diesel on a couple of floors, throw a matchstick and sit back sipping champagne as you watch the crappy old building crumble into a pile of dust ! - to hell with those expensive demolition experts! )

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