Originally posted by ProudBird
Sorry, but that is irrelevant here. Can't believe anyone wrote that in seriousness.
Then you don't understand engineering design.
One of the first things you learn in engineering fundamentals is how engineering designs work.
The outer mesh of the WTC was multiple columns joined together like a lattice mesh. This type of design will distribute any load to other areas of the mesh. Anyone with an engineering background will understand this.
As I'm sure you know by now building components are always designed to hold far more weight than the expected weight over it's lifetime (FoS). So not only was the facade a lattice type design, it would have been able to hold far more than it's own weight. That is why the plane left a hole and the building remained standing.
Even NIST doesn't attribute the damage to the facade to the collapses, it was sagging trusses, remember?
SO when are you OSers going to explain how sagging trusses can put a pulling force on the columns?