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Originally posted by apex
Hmm, that building isn't even completed yet. The damage was reported to be slight as well, and was only on fire for an hour.
As opposed to uncontrolled fires started by aircraft exploding in the building and weakening structure with the impact, and the heat of the fire.
Now don't get me wrong, but you don't have to melt steel to reduce it's strength, otherwise how would a blacksmith ever make anything?
Originally posted by DoomX
Why would a building crack and bow if CD was used? For suspense?
Why do firefighters also report the building to seem unstable? To create more drama?
Why is the new WTC7 built stronger?
Originally posted by prometheus1
This building was on fire.
The WTC was hit by a freaking jet.
One of these things are not like the other.
2) Behavior: You will not behave in an abusive and/or hateful manner, and will not harass, threaten, nor attack anyone.
Originally posted by bsbray11
I've also heard firefighters and a former NYPD officer say that there was no significant damage to WTC7, that it was damaged but not nearly to the point of the entire thing free-falling to the ground, and never do I hear anyone there that day mention the fires in WTC7 as anything extraordinary. Not that it matters, because I can see for myself very plainly in photographs how much of WTC7 was actually burning.
posted by boone 870. 3. Design changes occured before construction began due to concerns after September 11.
posted by Griff.
Please elaborate because I can't comment until you do. Thanks.
Construction finally resumed on February 13th, 2003.
- The designs changes results an extra spending of more than $200 million USD due to the sophistication of designs which includes structural system re-design, foundation re-design and increased safety features after September 11th.
Originally posted by Boone 870
This is all I can find for now but I will keep looking.
Originally posted by ThatsJustWeird
...You won't find many pictures because the firefighters and policemen had more important things to worry about than taking pictures at that moment. You'll find a few though. And according to the firefighters and people actually there it was the structural damage they were more worried about, not necessarily the fires.
To date, the NY State Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and DEC have recovered approximately 20,000 gallons from the other two intact 11,600-gallon underground fuel oil storage tanks at WTC 7.
Originally posted by sensfan
...but I will take the word of the investigating engineers over random internet posters everytime.
Why the towers fell
Originally posted by 420prajna
The WTC buildings had the middle blown out BY THE PLANES, they didn't just catch on fire
So I will also ask, where is the fire? You are just making assumptions as to what happened from bogus information. There was no raging fire in 7 and there was no reason for it to collapse neatly into it's own footprint, which it wouldn't do from fires and asymmetrical damage anyway.