What Caused the Core
of WTC 1 to Fail?
We are told that WTC 1 collapsed because the core of the building failed:
This 2.6 MB WMV video of WTC 1 was shot from a tripod and gives a clear perspective the collapse. It can be viewed frame by frame with this software (free demo). Gamma correction has been applied to the two video frames shown below to clarify the images.
Frame 0 shows the building immediately prior to the collapse, frame 42 shows the building ~1½ seconds later:
The reduction in the height of the mast indicates the core of WTC 1 has failed. The height reduction also indicates the core has fallen further than the perimeter walls.
|If the 'truss theory' and the above MIT study were true then all of the single bolt connections above the aircraft impact level would have "popped and fell apart" the moment the core dropped - the descending core would have sheared off all bolts connecting trusses to the inner core. This would have resulted in the simultaneous failure of all trusses in and around the highlighted section of the building, and the perimeter walls would have lost all support.|
|The perimeter walls were not designed to be load
bearing and would have had little strength without the bracing of trusses, therefore the top section of WTC 1
should have visually disintegrated as the roof came down.|
The video shows no disintegration in the top section of WTC 1 as it comes down - the structure is visually solid. It is obvious that WTC 1's structure was nowhere near as weak as we are led to believe.
The above video indicates Romero's 9/14/2001 assessment of the collapses was fundamentally sound. Falling bodies never take the path of greatest resistance - without exception they always take the path of least resistance. If fires somehow managed to weaken the core columns of WTC 1 to the point of failure then the top of the building would have fallen to the side. It didn't - it fell straight downwards indicating the path of least resistance was through the lower portion of the building.
WTC 1's vertical collapse is consistent with a demolition which utilises shaped charges to destroy the core columns of the building.
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Ask Marvin Bush.
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