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originally posted by: subfab
it didn't topple over on its side.
a lot of structure damage would have to occur to have a sky scrapper come down as fast as it did and in the manner it did.
a reply to: hellobruce
Why do you think it would topple over on its side? This is real life, not cartoons!
originally posted by: subfab
the most accepted reason the twin towers came down the way they did is the jet fuel melted the beams.
when it did not have jet fuel melting the beams?
originally posted by: Shadow Herder
World trade Center 7 was pulled for not only safety but in the name of national security.
originally posted by: firerescue
a reply to: Shadow Herder
What compelling reason exists for destroying entire building for "national security" Besides papers and computer hard
drives would still survive - which is why people use shredders and degausser to destroy data not explosives
originally posted by: seentoomuch
and that they were bringing in demolition experts to bring it down as safely as possible. Didn't any of you guys hear that?
Captain Varriale told Chief Coloe and myself that 7 World Trade Center was badly damaged on the south side and definitely in danger of collapse. Chief Coloe said we were going to evacuate the collapse zone around 7 World Trade Center, which we did. graphics8.nytimes.com...
Fire chief Daniel Nigro says further assessment of the damage indicated that it was severe: The biggest decision we had to make was to clear the area and create a collapse zone around the severely damaged [WTC Building 7]. A number of fire officers and companies assessed the damage to the building. The appraisals indicated that the building's integrity was in serious doubt. www.cooperativeresearch.org...
Deputy Chief Peter Hayden Division 1 - 33 years ...also we were pretty sure that 7 World Trade Center would collapse. Early on, we saw a bulge in the southwest corner between floors 10 and 13, and we had put a transit on that and we were pretty sure she was going to collapse. You actually could see there was a visible bulge, it ran up about three floors. It came down about 5 o’clock in the afternoon, but by about 2 o’clock in the afternoon we realized this thing was going to collapse. Firehouse: Was there heavy fire in there right away? Hayden: No, not right away, and that’s probably why it stood for so long because it took a while for that fire to develop. It was a heavy body of fire in there and then we didn’t make any attempt to fight it. That was just one of those wars we were just going to lose. We were concerned about the collapse of a 47-story building there. We were worried about additional collapse there of what was remaining standing of the towers and the Marriott, so we started pulling the people back after a couple of hours of surface removal and searches along the surface of the debris. We started to pull guys back because we were concerned for their safety. www.firehouse.com...