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originally posted by: Soloprotocol
a reply to: skunkape23
I would stand on the seat of an office chair and jump. Right before it hit the ground I would jump off and land unscratched.
You would have as much chance of surviving that as you would using a cocktail umbrella as a device to slow your descent.
I know one thing, Working at those heights I would have seriously considered my own personal parachute well before 9-11. I'm a forward planner for all possible eventualities.
originally posted by: Realtruth
originally posted by: ConfusedBrit
On a side note, a horribly moving aspect was some groups of victims deciding to jump together. The 2011 FOIA releases of multiple footage from various sources thankfully did not include surviving CCTV close-ups, and what WAS eventually shown was incredibly emotional as anonymous people seemed to fall in their droves at certain points like ants - a spectacle dropped from initial news broadcasts. It's an aspect I'd regard as crucial (so long as the victims are unidentifiable and impacts are not shown) to completing the Human story rather than repeating footage of collapsing towers - which some news stations played on a loop as if 'excited' at the disaster movie-style imagery. Which I found quite offensive after a while.
Sorry, I went off on a slight tangent there.
Interesting how multiple camera/videos, and angles come out with people falling to their death, but only one angle from the pentagon from hundreds of cameras, on the premises at the Pentagon. Go figure.
originally posted by: richie221
If I was on the floors where the fire was: yes.
If I was on the upper floors where the fire was: No. I would have stayed next to a window and when the building started to collapse and when it is close, I would jump to the pavement and try to outrun the dust.