World Trade crash...

From: Mike Drew <>
Date: Tue Sep 11 17:49:59 2001

Gene Buckle wrote:

> > Something else which isn't sitting right is when the first tower collapsed,
> > it looked more like an implosion... the fire and explosion should'nt have
> > compromised the superstructure enough to collapse, and even the weight of
> > the above floors shouldn't have caused a "house of cards" effect like that,
> > seems more like an additional explosion may have been setoff.
> >
> Curt, 10,000lbs of jet fuel would've caused something like that.

When steel gets hot it loses its strength much faster than you would think.
The effect of the large fire was identical to a demolition crew taking out
all of the columns. Once the building started to move it was all over.
The second tower hit collapsed first due to the additional weight of the
structure above.

The second tower to be hit was hit lower and also, I fear, trapped many more
people above the fire making the death toll much higher.


Can I wake up now???

Received on Tue Sep 11 2001 - 17:49:59 BST

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