Saturday, July 5, 2008

TOWER 7 REPORT EXPECTED TO BLAME FIRE FOR COLLAPSE

BBC US authorities are due to publish the final report on a third tower that also collapsed on 9/11. Unlike the Twin Towers, this 47-story, 610-foot skyscraper was not hit by a plane.

Tower 7 has become a key issue for "truthers" like Dylan Avery, the director of the internet film about 9/11 called Loose Change. . . Avery points out that Tower 7 housed some unusual tenants: the CIA, the Secret Service, the Pentagon and the very agency meant to deal with disasters or terrorist attacks in New York - the Office of Emergency . . .

The official explanation is that ordinary fires were the main reason for the collapse of Tower 7. That makes this the first and only tall skyscraper in the world to have collapsed because of fire. Yet despite that all the thousands of tons of steel from the building were carted away and melted down.

The way official bodies have investigated Tower 7 at the World Trade Center has made some people think they're hiding something. Its destruction was never mentioned in the 9/11 Commission Report.

An inquiry by the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the building collapsed because intense fires had burned for hours, fed by thousands of gallons of diesel stored in the building for emergency generators. But its report said this had "only a low probability of occurrence" and more work was needed. That was in May 2002.

The task has now fallen to the National Institute of Standards and Technology based at a sprawling campus near Washington DC. For more than two-and-a-half years, scientists there have been studying Tower 7.

Inevitably the officials have been criticized for being slow and even of being frightened to publish.

But the lead investigator at NIST, who heads up their World Trade Center inquiry, Dr Shyam Sunder, says that two-and-a-half years is typically how long an airplane crash investigation takes.

2 Comments:

At July 6, 2008 9:07 AM, Anonymous murder will out said...

And I expect NIST's new report will be as full of shit as their last with it's "computer simulations" wherein the paramneters had to be modified until the "simulations" gave the desired predetermined result.

 
At July 6, 2008 6:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll gladly read NIST's WTC 7 report if the NIST people read the declassified Joint Chiefs of Staff NORTHWOODS documents.

 

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