WTC Building 7: controlled demolition? Hardly

wtc7September 11, 2001. It is a day that most Americans, indeed people all over the planet, won’t forget anytime soon.  On that morning,four hi-jacked aircraft were used as guided missiles with three of them hitting their targets and the fourth going down in a field in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.  Two of the planes hit the World Trade Center in New York City and the other plane crashed into the Pentagon in Virginia.

The aftermath of the crashed were that the World Trade Center complex was detroyed and the Pentagon suffered heavy damage. 

The World Trade Center, which consisted of seven buildings, was mostly destroyed early in the morning when both of the Twin Towers collapsed as a result of the two planes crashing into them. When those towers came down, the debris from them crushed much of the complex, including the hotel at the base.  The last building, Building 7, collapsed nearly eight hours later.

According to the official investigation, the four aircraft were hi-jacked by members of Al-Qaeda and were to be flown into significant landmarks, including the Trade Center, the White House and Pentagon. Of course, the plane bound for the White House was seized by the passengers and the hi-jackers deliberately flew it into the ground. While the report blames a ‘failure of imagination’ for the attacks, many do not believe it happened that way at all. Their imaginations have not failed them and one favorite subject, supposedly proving beyond doubt, is Building 7.

Building was a 47 story tower built in 1987. It was home to numerous agencies, including the FBI and the City of New York.  Fuel tanks were also stored in the building, in the basement and several levels up. The building design featured an open floor plan and load bearing supports were not in the typical areas one might find them.  Indeed, the load bearing support did not fully encompass the building, instead, it jutted inward and down rather than the traditional straight from top to bottom as in the Twin Towers themselves. The design was sound and it worked. Worked until most of the southwest corner was removed, that is.

When the towers collapsed, they sheared away massive parts of surrounding buildings, manyWTC7SouthWestCornerDamage of which have had to be demolished or were severely damaged.  Building 7 suffered a major blow with the removal of the southwest corner. However, just the corner sustaining damage was not fatal blow itself. No, that was the thousands of gallons of fuel that was now burning. At some point, in the late morning, the building was evacuated and allowed to burn, uncontrolled, for the next five or so hours.  The fires in the building, coupled with the now weak load bearing support, doomed the building and around 5:20pm, the building began to collapse.

Firefighters had noticed, two hours earlier, that there were signs that the building might collapse. Rescue operations were halted and the remaining firefighters left.  There were no known casualties as a result of the collapse.

Conspiracy believers are convinced that the building collapse was another controlled demolition. They point, yet again, to puffs of air and tiny explosions from windows just prior to each floor collapse. However, this is the exact thing you would see when the floors pancake each other: all of the pressure from the evacuating air blows the windows out and, thus, smoke as well. It is easy to see how this effect might be mistaken for tiny explosions. 

One convenient thing about the collapse is the lack of clear photos showing the destruction of the southwest corner.  There are photos and some video, but it is really difficult to see anything. They point to this as proof.  They also continue to state that no steel structure has ever been destroyed by fire.  What they fail to say is that the steel structure, in the case of building 7, was allowed to burn for nearly eight hours, thus softening the steel, and the support-which was already compromised.  To me, it is easy to understand and see, but to someone who has already made up their minds, it is damn near impossible.

While I generally agree with the government’s explanations, I do think the attacks could have been stopped. The lack of communication between the FBI and CIA, while deliberate and following proper protocol, was ludicrous, Those two organizations should be sharing information, especially about suspected terrorists and what they are doing.  Ask a “truther”, however, and they will tell you all about controlled demolition and missiles rather than aircraft hitting those buildings.  Failure of imagination for the government, maybe, but not for others. I’d say to call Building 7’s collapse a controlled demolition is from an overly active imagination.

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7 thoughts on “WTC Building 7: controlled demolition? Hardly

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  4. Everyone who believe the Official Story should have a better look at the corrupt USA government and what they gained from 911. It would seem to a lot of TRUTHER’s that the lack of real knowledge of that day or an underly inactive imagination believing just what it was told was the real truth on that day are most people’s downfall on 911. It all comes from not having properly done the Due Diligence on 911 by not researching all aspect and angles of the whole big picture. But most of all believing what you were told by your lying Government is what hurts the most. We all hate admitting were wrong or have been deceived and bought it hook line and sinker. I know I did… We should alway research and investigate the whole big picture from the very start of any event that our gut tells us ain’t right or smell fishy. To start off with for 911, research the Money Trail on who profited that day. Research what a False Flag Operation is, then read the book I myself should have read years ago “Mein Kampt” by Adolf Hitler then research the steps he took to become what he became “The Fuhrer” and how he started WWII…You will find out that Hitler and Bush have more in common than you ever would have believed. Bush did almost a carbon copy of the steps Hitler took, starting with “The Reichstag Fire” a now totally proven False Flag Operation by the Nazi blamed on “The Communist” TERRORIST to Bush’s 911 False Flag Operation by the Neocons blamed on the “Muslim Al-Qaida” TERRORIST. Next Hitler’s “Enabling Act” verses Bushes “Patriot Act 1&2” which by the way was written month in advance and just waiting for an event like 911 to happen . Then Hitler invaded Poland, France and so on to BUSH invading Afghanistan, Iraq and so on. Ya Ya I know its all just a coincidence right… “NOT”. Then there is the Money Trail. In the weeks before 911 There were million of dollars of PUT Options(bets) on both airlines involved American and United. PUT Option are betting a certain company’s stock will fall in price by a certain date in the near future. You’re putting off paying for the stock until a certain scenario occurs in this case 911. And then who the scumball who bought these PUT Options are. After just researching the few fact above I hope alot of Official story believers might re-evaluate there whole hypothesis of there lying government’s Official Story. Last but not least, Building 7 answer me this one question why if the Official Story about Building 7 is the truth, why then did the 911 Commission totally ignore,avoid and not even mention Building 7 at all not even once…Why not??? Because they know its there Official Stories Achilles Heal
    911 is the BIGGEST LIE EVER TOLD on Planet Earth

    • Wow, ZoSo. Comparing Hitler and Bush? Quite a stretch, but, I respect your opinion and will not criticize you or your comments. While I am not convinced there is a grand conspiracy or that the US government pulled off 9/11, I do believe they were aware that it was going to happen and did nothing to prevent. Why? Well, maybe for some of the reasons you say (go to war, financial, etc.) but I really do not know. And, given that it is 11 years later, I don’t think it matters quite as much now. What matters, at least to me as an American, is that we reverse some of the ridiculous laws that came about (like the Patriot Act) because of this event.
      As for Building 7, it really was not germane to the investigation that the committee was appointed to complete. It was a consequence of what happened, like the towers collapsing. I suspect the only reason they were included was because they were the epicenter, what everyone associated with the event and where 3,000 souls lost their lives. As far as I can remember, no one died in building 7. Building 7’s design (as well as the towers) is what did it in. The largest beams in the load bearing skeleton were destroyed, fire weakened other parts. It was doomed from the time the rubble from the towers struck it. Pretty simple, really.
      And, thank you for taking the time-and thought-to read and reply. I really do appreciate it.

      • You do know that there are top Architects and Engineers who are completely ready to testifies with facts before congress that all three building were controlled demolitions some of the real facts are from http://www.ae911truth.org

        WTC Building #7, a 47-story high-rise not hit by an airplane, exhibited all the characteristics of classic controlled demolition with explosives:

        Rapid onset of collapse
        Sounds of explosions at ground floor – a second before the building’s destruction
        Symmetrical “structural failure” – through the path of greatest resistance – at free-fall acceleration
        Imploded, collapsing completely, and landed in its own footprint
        Massive volume of expanding pyroclastic-like clouds
        Expert corroboration from the top European controlled demolition professional
        Foreknowledge of “collapse” by media, NYPD, FDNY
        In the aftermath of WTC7’s destruction, strong evidence of demolition using incendiary devices was discovered:

        FEMA finds rapid oxidation and intergranular melting on structural steel samples
        Several tons of molten metal reported by numerous highly qualified witnesses
        Chemical signature of the incendiary thermite found in solidified molten metal, and dust samples
        WTC7 exhibited none of the characteristics of destruction by fire:

        Slow onset with large visible deformations
        Asymmetrical collapse which follows the path of least resistance (laws of conservation of momentum would cause a falling, to the side most damaged by the fires)
        Evidence of fire temperatures capable of softening steel
        High-rise buildings with much larger, hotter, and longer lasting fires have never collapsed

  5. “And, given that it is 11 years later, I don’t think it matters quite as much now.”??? Come on not important its the cause of all Patriot Act, Afghanistan, Iraq,DHS,TSA,Loss of liberty,Loss of freedoms,Loss of more American lives, American’s are now hated more than ever globally,and now have a completely out of control and impossible to ever pay back 17 trillion dollars and rising daily National Debt. Some economist say its really much higher. There are many more who now believe the official story was a Lie than people who don’t, even some 911 Commissions Panel members who have come forward and called the 911 Commission Report a white wash. Globally the numbers of Official Story non believers are much higher than in the USA. Many Canadians are now deathly afraid of not American Citizen but the Government and won’t travel there any more out of fear of for one being raped at the airport by the Gestapo TSA coming back home. Why do you believe so strongly that your government would not lie to its people.The Military Chiefs of Staff proposed Operation Northwoods to President Kennedy that by targeting American’s at home or abroad.or blowing up planes with American’s on them or other sorts of terrorist bombings in Miami be done to blame it on Castro Regime for a reason to invade Cuba. Kennedy was pissed that they even thought of it and turned it down. Then there is the Gulf of Tonkin false flag to get America into the Vietnam War a total lie fabrication. And then of course Pearl Harbour the government new 3 week in advance the Japanese were coming to attack and the Government just let it happen to justify entering into WWII. We also cant forget the USS Liberty. All these lies are proven lies now threw the Freedom of Information request. Search any one of them on the internet you’ll see. Governments lie to there people all the Time and for the oldest stories in the books. Personal Gain of MONEY or POWER or both

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