posted on Jul, 26 2006 @ 10:19 PM
An upcoming programme in the BBC's Horizon
series is taking a look at why the WTC collapsed and is collaborating with an Edinburgh professor
who is conducting an experiment with an actual high-rise building.
A high-rise block in Glasgow has been set alight in an attempt to understand how blazes affect buildings and ensure future safety in emergencies.
Jose Torero, professor of fire safety engineering at the University of Edinburgh, conducted the experiment on a 24-storey tower block in
He also hopes it will shed light on why the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11.
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I personally think the weight of evidence points to a controlled demolition of the WTC towers. It will be fascinating
to see how the BBC -
whose previous Horizon programme on the subject was an uncritical retelling of the official fairytale, and whose website shortly after 9/11 gave a
hideously incorrect figure for the melting point of steel for reasons which have yet to be explained - handle this potentially tricky and embarrassing
I'm also wondering what the professor's views are. The fact that he's conducting an experiment at all may mean that he's not entirely satisfied with
the official line, or it may mean that he's going to do his best to support it. Perhaps, in view of the fact that he's obviously doing this on a
decent budget, one might lean towards the latter option - I mean he's got himself a whole tower block to play with
. for heaven's sake. How did
I doubt very much that, either way, it will change anyone's mind. If he says the towers should NOT have collapsed, then people will be saying that he
was only using a 24-storey building and trying to find as many distinctions as possible between his experiment and the real thing. If it goes the
other way, then he'll be accused of being a shill. It promises to be compulsive viewing nonetheless.