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Yet another weird SF fan
 

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Crackpot Alert!

The latest paranoid theory about the collapse of the World Trade Center is that it's very suspicious that Tower 7 collapsed even despite less apparent damage than Towers 5 and 6:

From this image, which building seems the more likely to collapse? The 47 story behemoth with limited fire in a few floors - or a nine story shell completely engulfed by fire and flames from top to bottom? Yet it was Building 7 and not 5 that collapsed on the afternoon of September 11.
On the contrary, a small building is more likely to remain standing even with a weakened skeleton. A skyscraper is a fight between gravity and steel. In a small building there's no contest.

By the way, wouldn't a fake controlled demolition also include demolishing Buildings 5 and 6?

1 Comments:

Blogger Akaky said...

Demolishing the other buildings would make sense, Joe, but its harder to work up a theory as to why anyone would care one way or the other if they came down.

2:39 PM  

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