Anatomy of a coverup. Below are excerpts from a December 25, 2001 New York Times article providing information as to the methods used to stonewall the
investigation of the physical evidence pertaining to the collapsed WTC buildings.
The engineers primary goal was to examine the scrap and try and learn how to build safer skyscrapers in the future. Apparently, the Government wants
nothing to do with engineers learning from this collapse how to build safer structures. I wonder why. Maybe the engineers would have learned some
other things if they had full access to the evidence?
Also, check out the date of this article. Obviously could not have picked a better day for minimum exposure of this information.
Experts Urging Broader Inquiry in Towers' Fall
"Experts critical of the current effort, including some of those people who are actually conducting it, cite the lack of meaningful financial support
and poor coordination with the agencies cleaning up the disaster site. They point out that the current team of 20 or so investigators has no subpoena
power and little staff support and has even been unable to obtain basic information like detailed blueprints of the buildings that collapsed."
"In calling for a new investigation, some structural engineers have said that one serious mistake has already been made in the chaotic aftermath of
the collapses: the decision to rapidly recycle the steel columns, beams and trusses that held up the buildings. That may have cost investigators some
of their most direct physical evidence with which to try to piece together an answer."
"Interviews with a handful of members of the team, which includes some of the nation's most respected engineers, also uncovered complaints that they
had at various times been shackled with bureaucratic restrictions that prevented them from interviewing witnesses, examining the disaster site and
requesting crucial information like recorded distress calls to the police and fire departments."
"This is almost the dream team of engineers in the country working on this, and our hands are tied," said one team member who asked not to be
identified. Members have been threatened with dismissal for speaking to the press."