World Trade crash...

From: Jeffrey Ingber <>
Date: Tue Sep 11 18:11:59 2001

On Tue, 2001-09-11 at 18:49, Mike Drew wrote:
> 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.
> >

I agree that the leveling of the first building was odd. I'm not an
engineer, but the destruction from the crash *appeared* to be isolated
to the upper floors. Likewise, heat is going to travel upwards and
spread the fire to the upper floors faster - which is what appears to
have happened. There floors in between the area of destruction and the
bottom floors appeared to be sound - then the building spontaneously
collapsed. Very strange.

Jeffrey H. Ingber (jhingber _at_

> 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.
> Nightmare....
> Can I wake up now???
> Mike

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