posted on May, 15 2007 @ 03:51 PM
Originally posted by Griff
OK. Sorry for taking it the wrong way. Anyway, does that building look like it's about to collapse?
If I remember correctly, there were
fears of its structural soundness. The fact that the Bankers building didn't catch on fire *could* have been wat saved it.
The original photo showing the gash in the OP show's less damage than that building.
I have to disagree. I think Fire is damage, fire causes damage, and since there was fire as well as structural damage I feel that WTC 7 was far MORE
damaged. Not to mention that the smoke from the fire never really allowed cameras to capture the full extent of damage. Only glimpses, and I can tell
you from those glimpses (when the smoke cleared momentarily) the South face of WTC 7 was badly damaged.
The uninformed always want to look at the "backside" of WTC 7 to assess damage. Those that peddle WTC 7 Conspiracy theories never/rarely show the
South face of WTC 7-- Reminiscent of an unscrupulous used car salesman who stands in front of a badly damaged section of a car he is trying to sell,
while saying the vehicle is in good condition with just a couple of "scratches, and dings." Constantly trying to keep the potential buyer from
seeing the "bad parts" and downplaying them, or changing the subject when they do see.
So, why did "everyone" know that WTC 7 was going to come down from less damage than surrounding buildings?
Because of the extent of the damage-- The firefighters weren't looking at WTC 7 from a camera 10 blocks to the North. They were on the ground at its
base, and I have come to the informed conclusion that the firefighters were able to assess a badly damaged and rapidly deteriorating building standing
within feet of them.
Why did they fight fires in surrounding buildings but abandoned WTC 7?
WTC 7 was known to have been cleared of human life before its collapse. If you were a firefighter and you knew there might be trapped people still
alive in say the rubble of WTC 1 or under the caved in roof of WTC 6..Where would you concentrate your efforts--provided you only had the water to do
one or the other?
[edit on 15-5-2007 by GwionX]