Skip to comments.New question on 9/11 [Engineer/architect group petitioning Congress for new investigation]
Posted on 02/22/2010 10:03:45 AM PST by lakeprincess
A lingering technical question about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks still haunts some, and it has political implications: How did 200,000 tons of steel disintegrate and drop in 11 seconds? A thousand architects and engineers want to know, and are calling on Congress to order a new investigation into the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7 at the World Trade Center.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
Nothing to see here - move along now.
Asked and answered. Give it up already.
Once one domino falls, what the hell do the rest of them do? Stand up straight? Duh.
10,000 Architects and Engineers understand completely you idiot!
Get some listening skills
At a guess? The impact and fire from the aircraft weakened several floors below the point of impact. Eventually those floors gave way, at which point the already weakened tower had to cope with what amounted to a 15 story building being dropped on it from three stories up. Momentum of the top floors collapsed the rest of the tower.
An engineer? No, but I did stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
Hmmmmm.... I thought the impact/blast blew the very fragile fireproofing of the steel support members. Then the burning jet fuel and bldg contents heated the exposed steel sufficiently that it couldn’t support all the floors above the fire. This seems pretty legitimate to me, what’s the problem with it anyone?
Jennifer Harper appears to be an idiot.
Amazing...watched it live...lived through it....and STILL, there are nutjobs trying to revise history.
I saw a documentary years ago that explained and illustrated the construction of the towers, and exactly how the impacts caused them to weaken and collapse. It was so clear that a nontechnical person like me found it easy to understand. The only “lingering” question is for people who reject the facts and insist there’s some sort of conspiracy.
Ok ok, I did it.
We spent weeks wiring the whole building with explosives. It took 50 miles of blast wire and about 5,000 pounds of explosives. We drilled out the main support columns in between the desks of office workers and told them just to ignore and keep working. We then told them not to touch the yellow wires we weaved all through the two buildings.
It was a big job but we got `er done,
Hasn't this already been answered in full, long ago??
Ahh not this crap again. Why is it the idiot “truthers” never question why the walls and roof of the Pentagon collapsed?
Let’s say for the sake of discussion these people have legitimate questions
Then I would how ask did Bush coordinate this will Al Q?
Did osama send him a memo ?
OR was Al Q not even involved at all but just took credit, that Bush planned it all?
OR did Bush plant explosives in every likely building including the Capitol? and has since removed the eplosives
Probably the best site I have seen for debunking the 911 nuts:
Since lakeprincess only posts Jennifer Harper articles from the wash times and never comments, I would say Jennifer Harper appears to bee lakeprincess.
Didn't you design the "Magic Bullett" too? ... and here I always thought Kennedy and the Tx Gov were just positioned 6 inches off of perfect posture.
Man, I am really impressed! ... also, "Where are you holding Anastasia?"
Regarding the fireproofing, recall that leftwing activists and attorneys stopped the use of asbestos containing insulation about halfway through construction. If you ask me, they’re to blame for the collapse.
Yeah, there must be a conspiracy!
Remember the famed metallurgist, Rosie O’Donnell, telling us that fire can’t melt steel. It’s never happened before in history!
I watched the whole thing on TV. It took took longer than 11 seconds for the buildings to come down. There was enough time for the structures to collapse. This is silly.
As I was watching it, I remembered the 1962 attempt to bomb the World Trade Building (underground truck bomb), and I said aloud, “they are going to bring down the World Trade buildings.” I didn’t know WHO they were, but instantly I connected the two as being done by the same group.
a bit surprised to see that in the WaTimes.
>> Yeah, there must be a conspiracy!
Remember the famed metallurgist, Rosie ODonnell, telling us that fire cant melt steel. Its never happened before in history! <<
It is amazing that those steel girders grow in nature because if we had to make them we certainly couldn’t use fire to refine Iron....
I'd have never guessed.
It appears that a lot of newer buildings are built that way and would likely collapse in very much the same way. Fortunately we don’t have passenger jets flying into them all the time for us to test the theory.
The Sears tower in Chicago is a notable exception due to its unique design.
Perhaps this pitiful little army of George Costanzas could direct their questions to the hundreds of thousands of real architects and engineers who actually understand thermodynamics.
As with logic, the basic laws of physics are lost on those determined to prove themselves right and the world wrong.
She also doesn’t appear to respond to any posts. Just posts the article and runs.
A post and run freeper? Is that you Mrs. Medina?
Whoa. I just checked, and that is the weirdest posting history I think I've ever seen on FR. I do believe you're right.
Its been proven by Hollywood celebrities that metal does not bend when heat is applied ...talk to any celebrity about it
It was probably the pig men! The pig men were behind it.
Yeah, I’m surprised at how many of these type “posters” there are on FR.
I guess they just use it to pimp their blog,column, etc.
I wish there was something that could be done about it.
The 1962 attempt didn't work because the buildings weren't even there yet. Muslimonazis are evil but not all that bright.
And of course, in the 1992 attempt, the bastard was caught when he tried to get his Ryder deposit back.
The article only raises one question for me:
What in the heck is the Washington Times doing running it?
We still haven’t heard from the marine biologists!
It's called gravity. (Well, duh.)
Well we know Rosie O’Donut has given her expert opinion on this.
Thanks... I couldnt remember the name Rosie ODonnell