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- - heard his colleague, Trooper Myrlin Wimbish, shouting excitedly over the radio that a plane had just crashed into the Pentagon. Wimbish had been refueling his patrol car within view of the Pentagon when Flight 77 hurtled overhead, so close that his car rocked in the turbulence of the plane’s wake. Wimbish, like many other witnesses, later observed that the plane was accelerating as it struck the building.
do you think it cost a few trained men together with Special Customs agent Joe Webber, all in a damn hurry, 45 long minutes to reach the WTC7's 23rd floor by express elevator, in that building on the other side of the street? I don't.
They ran down a few stairs, ran over the Plaza bridge to the WTC7 lobby and took an express elevator. Let's say it took 15 minutes at most.
There were two main exit stairways in WTC 7. Stairway 1 was located on the west side, and Stairway 2 was located on the east side within the central core. Both exit stairways discharged directly to the exterior at ground level and were approximately 4 feet 10 inches wide. The stairways were built of fire-rated construction using gypsum wallboard. Subsequent to the 1993 bombing incident at the WTC, battery operated emergency lighting was provided in the stairways and photo-luminescent paint was placed on the edge of the stair treads to facilitate emergency egress. In addition to the battery-powered lighting, the stairs also had emergency system lighting powered by the generators.
Twenty-eight passenger elevators and three service elevators served the various levels of WTC 7. Occupants using the elevators would typically discharge at the third level and either exit through the Lobby to bridges bringing them over to the WTC Plaza, or proceed down the escalators to grade level.
On a normal day I can agree with you that it should only take 15 minutes.
But when hundreds to thousands of people are trying to evacuate at the same time I can see it taking 3 times longer.
You are grasping for multiple minuscule points to build a conspiracy.
But the simple fact is the truth movement only has one or two people qualified to speak about aspects from that day.
The rest are nothing more than YouTubers trying to build a subscriber base.
There were only 2 stairways in the building. With width of 4 ft 10 (58 inches) were wide enough to hold 2 adults side by side.
If trying to go against flow will take lot longer as people have to move out of way .......
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2.1 System 1: Alternate Egress System
- - Even though egress times for the recent tragedy at the WTC were vastly reduced from the 1993 bombing, we can safely assume that this can be attributed, to some extent, to the increase in training that workers received after that attack. This heightened level of experience and training is not something that we can safely assume for all supertall buildings.
2.1.1 Interior Egress Paths
Using various continuous interior volumes that are commonly found in all tall buildings, new and old, additional interior egress may be provided. Currently, fire rated stair shafts are the only path of egress in an overwhelming majority of tall buildings. This first proposal identifies the elevator shafts in tall buildings as additional egress pathways. These shafts are continuous volumes that currently sit idle during a fire. With the exception of the use of elevators by emergency rescue personnel, the elevators themselves are not operated during an emergency because of the risk to occupants.
Realize first, we talk about the 08:45 to 09:05 a.m. period, with a for sure not fully occupied WTC-7.
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These stages suggest that the decision by each individual to evacuate is far from instantaneous.
The decision to leave the building is arrived at after having considered various pieces of information from as many sources as possible. In 1993, the amount of time between the initial blast and leaving the building ranged from a few minutes to 4.8 hours in Tower 1 and again from a few minutes to 3.8 hours in Tower 2, as recorded in the study .
The study also recorded mean times of 11.3 and 25.4 minutes and median times of 5 and 10 minutes respectively.
Clearly, the decision to evacuate was neither instantaneous nor unanimous.
- - refueling his patrol car within view of the Pentagon when Flight 77 hurtled overhead, so close that his car rocked in the turbulence of the plane’s wake.
Start supporting my endless efforts to get the
HISTORICAL TRUTH about 9/11
into the worldwide history books.
originally posted by: hellobruce
originally posted by: LaBTop
Start supporting my endless efforts to get the HISTORICAL TRUTH about 9/11 into the worldwide history books.
But as we have all seen, you are actually not interested in the truth, just silly conspiracy theories!