posted on Apr, 23 2005 @ 01:03 AM
At least I was not the first one here to call something sad. I'm pretty much ignoring the post of a few people but I have to rebut something
HowardRoark posted. You stated:
"There was no strucutral concrete used as columns in these buildings"
Wrong I'm afraid..
(And I noticed you mispelled structual even though I'm sure I've done worse in the spelling dept.)
Look at the following link and read carefully.
"The system of design of the World Trade Center Towers is called tubular framing, since the perimeter frames of the building are designed to act as a
cantilevered tube in resisting lateral forces. This design concept (the so-called tube within a tube architecture) has been employed in the
construction of many of the world's tallest buildings. These include the John Hancock Center (1105 ft), the Standard Oil of Indiana Building (1125
ft) and the Sears Tower (1450 ft). In fact, it is the standard design for tall buildings. Vital to the structural integrity of these buildings are the
composite floor slabs. In fact, if the floors were not composite, the buildings would eventually collapse.
Eagar totally ignores the fact that the floor slabs were composite (that is, studs or projections from the steel beams were embedded in the concrete
slab) preferring to believe the fiction that the floors just rested upon the beams supporting them. "
HowardRoark, when you say "The only concrete used in the WTC towers were the concrete floor slabs" you are simply wrong. Those slabs were COMPOSITE
which means they had steel in them.. Steel from what you might ask?? Steel from the supporting COLLUMNS..
Instead of spinning things to fit your opinion why don't you post facts. I've got plenty other links to impirical data to support my premise. What
about you? I have a few questions for you since you seem to know so much about the construction of the former world trade center and the windsor
tower. Look at some pictures of the windsor tower after it burned. Explain to us exactly what is still standing and what it is made out of and how
it compares to the cores of the world trade center 1 and 2?? And what exactly burned away again? (What was the perimeter REALLY made of?) ALSO, in
the world trade center CORE, any steel that wasn't part of a COMPOSITE structure, what was it covered with? (I know this already but I want to see
what you have to say. Please back up your "claims" with some facts with links.
[edit on 23-4-2005 by TxSecret]