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700FT Skyscraper Burns - 20 Hours - Doesn't Collapse

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posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 02:46 PM
[News Article about Skyscraper in Venezuela]

I wonder how this skyscraper was built, compared to the WTC? It would seem that this MAY not be a fair comparison considering that:

(1) The WT Centers were built with a 'shell' configuration being that the outer walls were load bearing rather than the inner structure, and
(2) That the WT was probably more intese of a fire due to jet fuel versus typical combustibles in the other fire.


(1) The other fire burnt for 20 HOURS!
(2) No sprinklers turned on in the Venezuela fire
(3) The Venezuela skyscraper was probably made from inferior steel, or at least steel that wasn't as strong as the WTC were made from.

Me thinks that this is another notch in the belt tightening around our future president. Who wants to be that - if - he wins the election, some knowledge and news come out so damning that he either resigns or is impeached?

posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 02:59 PM
You are absolutely right. Unfair comparison. The twin towers each had a 757 loaded with about 65,000 pounds of jet fuel rammed into them at a speeds close to 500 mph. The building in South America had an electrical fire. Big difference. What are you trying to say? That Bush designed and built the World Trade Towers?

posted on Oct, 29 2004 @ 03:12 PM
What makes you think that the steel used was inferior to that in the WTC?

I doubt that the construction was similar to the WTC. Looking at the pictures of the building, you will note that the building is does not have a simple square shape. Furthermore, we have no information at all on the method used to fireproof the building, and unlike the WTC towers, the fireproofing was not stripped from the columns by an aircraft crash.

BTW, this subject has already been posted


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