1. Grieves

    Grieves Senior Member

    Some Demolitions gone wrong. These are typically trained professionals who's best efforts didn't produce the desired result, and the demolitions lead to collapses which in many cases took place WELL outside of their 'footprints'. Obviously demolition, even when carried out by professionals, doesn't always lead to a full collapse, nor does it always result in contained debris. On 9/11 you have 3 skyscrapers which went through full and complete collapse apparently with no professional help whatsoever, due to the impacts of two planes. Whatever arguments you might make about what consists of 'their own footprint', there's no question the buildings were completely and rapidly leveled, and in none of the three collapses was there any leaning, tilting, sliding, or any 'off-center' aspects to their destruction. All three came down top-to-bottom swiftly and fluidly, and more-or-less straight down. Do these collapses, individually, have all the hallmarks of controlled demolition? No. Are there indications of demolitions of some sort taking place? Yes. Otherwise demolition experts wouldn't be identifying building 7 as a demolition before they know the building collapse they're watching was part of the WTC.

    The man being interviewed is dead now, crashed his car into a tree a couple of years back.
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  2. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Banned Banned

    Oh thanks... I better get on with my Farmville and update my Facebook to keep those nice CIA folks busy... don't want them getting laid off because they haven't got enough to do, wouldn't be good for the economy.:)
  3. SR1419

    SR1419 Senior Member

    What are the indications of demolition in the WTC1 & 2?
  4. Grieves

    Grieves Senior Member

    The almost identical nature of their collapse in spite of the very different manners and locations of plane impacts, coupled with the many eye-witness accounts of explosions on the lower floors, so far as I'm concerned.
    What do you think of Danny Jowenko's professional opinion, SR? Worthless when measured against the majority, I take it?
  5. Clock

    Clock Active Member

    Oxy, why do you believe that the towers did not fall into their footprint? You can clearly see in the first 2 pictures posted by Mick and SR1419 that pieces of the building are scattered all over the place.

    I think we would also have to define what you mean by falling into it's footprint. Do you mean the hole that was made in order to build the building or in the surrounding areas of it?
  6. Grieves

    Grieves Senior Member

    What is meant by 'falling into its own footprint' is that the buildings fell straight down, with the roofs 'landing' in the general vicinity of the foundation. If the buildings had tilted or leaned in their fall, landed on their side/at an angle, they'd have fallen 'outside their footprint'. It has no bearing on where the debris winds up, just on how the building itself came down. Y'all are, indeed, focusing with a goofy obsessiveness on the term itself.
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  7. SR1419

    SR1419 Senior Member

    But the buildings were identical. They had nearly identical impacts from fully loaded jets traveling very fast. I fail to see how that is "very different". I would expect the results from both impacts to be similar.

    The eyewitness accounts of explosions are not consistent with controlled demolitions in that they occurred well before collapse- Of course, the well documented explosions and damage done from fireballs of jet fuel traveling down elevators shafts, and indeed severed elevators themselves smashing to the ground are also likely sources of the aforementioned explosions.

    There were likely a lot of things falling, breaking, exploding as the damaged buildings sat and burned.

    This thread is about the Towers- but- Danny's opinion is relevant and noted. It does look much more like a controlled demolition than 1&2. It doesn't sound like a controlled demolition, however.

    How do you reconcile the very different natures of the collapse of WTC 1&2 VS WTC 7?

    Did they really use 2 different methods of controlled demolition?
  8. SR1419

    SR1419 Senior Member

    That is not true. That is not how the parlance in Demolition industry regards the term- they specifically use that term to designate the debris field to be as minimal as possible, ideally within the "footprint"

    When Truthers use the term they insinuate that the Towers collapse looks identical to a controlled demolition...when, in fact, it does not.

    WTC 1 and 2 looked nothing like that.

  9. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Well why not say that then? Why confuse the matter?

    And who means that exactly? It sounds like something made up to cover a false claim.

    When demolition people talk about something falling in its own footprint, they generally don't mean that it will fall on top of adjacent buildings.

    Would you say that WTC6, WTC5, and WTC7 were in the footprint of WTC1?

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  10. SR1419

    SR1419 Senior Member

    I am curious as to what do you think of Danny's opinion that WTC1&2 were not brought down by controlled demolition??

    Watch from the 3:30 mark:

  11. Grieves

    Grieves Senior Member

    There was nothing identical about the impacts. They occurred on different floors, in different areas, resulting in entirely and visibly different kinds of damage. That they both collapsed in essentially the same way with neither building left partially intact, and that neither building experienced any gradual deformation or deterioration prior to complete and utter collapse and obliteration, strikes me as suspect. As often mentioned, these buildings were specifically designed to withstand plane impacts. I understand designing something to perform a function doesn't guarantee it's going too, but for both buildings to fail so completely in withstanding the damage dealt to them, and to fail in the same way twice, strikes me as suspect.

    I honestly didn't think the matter was so confused. We all saw the collapses, all saw how they happened. It should be pretty evident what we're talking about. If I'm covering someone's false claims, that's their business... I'm expressing my interpretation, and what I believe the general interpretation of 'falling into its footprint' means in this context. No ones suggesting that the buildings collapsed into neat piles. Obviously they didn't. They did, however, fall relatively neatly in a straight-downward direction, with little to no diversion from the 'footprint' of their foundations as they did. I'm not a demolition person, didn't even know 'footprint' was a common term of the trade (is it?). If I've ever used the term, I've used it in the context of the collapses themselves... as I'm pretty sure most everyone else who uses it does. All the buildings fell more or less straight-down.

    It seemed as if all the roofs were more or less aligned with their foundations as they came down. The buildings looked very much like they were collapsing down 'into themselves'. Hence 'into their own footprint'.
  12. Landru

    Landru Moderator Staff Member

    They did survive the impacts of two planes. They didn't survive the ensuing fires which weakened the steel.
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  13. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    Not me. As soon as you get "gradual deformation", then that means the columns are out of alignment, so they fail. Immediately.

    Not me. As is equally often mentioned (see above) they did survive the subsequent impact. Then they had both big fires over several floors. And both ended up collapsing when the fires had done enough damage and weakening.

    What's bamboozling is why people expect them NOT to fall straight down. I think it's a problem of scale. The buildings were 208 feed wide. You can't just "tip over" something that is 208 feet wide. It's basically physically impossible for the building to go anywhere other than straight down.

    The use of the term is nonetheless misleading. AE911 describe WTC7 as falling into it own footprint, meaning it looked like a typical building implosion (from a distance at least). Extending that to WTC1&2 is misleading because of the suggestion of a demolition implosion, when in fact the collapse looked nothing at all like that.

    Really, if you want to clearly make the point that the buildings fell straight down then use the phrase "the buildings fell straight down" or "the buildings did not tip over"
  14. Grieves

    Grieves Senior Member

    He suggests it looks like a top-down demolition likely because of the bolts blowing out all the way down the core-columns, and that that's what the firefighters in question were seeing and experiencing. When asked why he thinks it couldn't possibly be explosives, his answer is because 'it would take a year'. Not 'that's not how explosives work' or 'what you're seeing is absolutely not evidence of explosives'. He's not commenting on the impossibility of explosives in such a collapse. He's expressing his firm disbelief that such a thing would be undertaken. The footage featuring his opinions on Building 7 are taken after he gives his opinion on the WTC towers. Where building 7 is concerned, he does not identify it as a feature of the 9/11 attack, and so comes to the more or less immediate conclusion that explosives were most clearly involved, and set in place by practiced professionals. He estimates 30-40 people could have gotten the job done. When he's told that this was indeed an aspect of the 9/11 attacks, he is visibly taken aback. When told the collapse took place 7 hours after the 9/11 attack, he makes the hushed and doubtful admission "Then they'd have to have worked fast...." when told the building was also on fire, he expresses how wholly beyond explanation he finds that.

    So in regards to the towers, you have him disregarding the notion of explosive involvement because he feels it would require far too much pre-planning... and then moments later, after viewing the building 7 collapse, he comes to the firm conclusion demolition teams were involved, and cannot explain how they could possibly have set up after the attacks took place, implying that if the building was demolished, it required a great deal of pre-planning.
  15. SR1419

    SR1419 Senior Member

    Both buildings were damaged in "essentially' the same way. To say that they did not "experience(d) any gradual deformation or deterioration prior to complete and utter collapse" with any confidence would suggest you had access to the interior of the buildings and could document the lack of gradual deformation....I am doubtful you can document that.

    The buildings were designed to withstand a slower, lighter plane with no account for the fuel load. They were NOT designed to with stand planes this heavy traveling at this speed (500pmh). Nor were they designed to withstand unobstructed fires on bare steel.

    That is exactly what is suggested by the term as per industry parlance. Again, the term is used to insinuate controlled demolition- so, how the actual demolition industry uses the term is quite relevant.
  16. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

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  17. SR1419

    SR1419 Senior Member

    Not true- he specifically says "it can't have been explosives as there was a huge fire...if there had been any explosive they would have already burned"

    watch at 5:35

    Which begs the question- how did any explosives survive the even longer fires in WTC7?
  18. Grieves

    Grieves Senior Member

    I think most people expected them not to fall at all. I sure as hell didn't see it coming. If anything, I'd have expected the tops of the buildings to start crumbling and falling away above the damage, and the structures to remain relatively intact below the damage. With big wounds at high points and fires raging above them, that seemed the direction things were going to go.

    Several core columns were severely damaged if not severed outright by the plane impacts, weren't they? They clearly didn't fail immediately. By 'gradual deformation' I don't mean melting like Dali clock.

    And Mick, I don't believe, if explosives were used, that they 'began at the top'. Explosives below the points of impact would not have gone off in the fires. You're leaving out what I referenced like I'm making it up or something.

    Q: But he says it was as if.... (refencing the firefighters description of progressive demolition explosions.)
    A: That's what it looks like. But don't tell me they put explosives on all 100 floors. That's not possible.
    Q: Why not?
    A: Of course its not.
    Q: You wouldn't do it like that?
    A: It would take a year.
    Q: A year to place all those explosives?
    A: and prepare them and hook them up.

    again, he states it's impossible because it would take a year. He also says the collapse looks like a demolition, something adamantly denied in this forum.

    That's in reference to a 'top down' demolition.
    Fires were all on upper-floors. What effect would that have on core-column charges in the lowest levels? With steel structured buildings one doesn't need to rig the entire thing up to demolish it.
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  19. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    There was gradual deformation, for quite a while, several feet worth. But once it passed a certain point there was nothing to stop it continuing rapidly.

    See here, the outer columns were gradually deformed inwards:


    Then this happened:
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  20. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    For the demolition experts:


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  21. JRBids

    JRBids Senior Member

    How would you expect them to fall? The part that fell straight down was heavy, it wasn't going to blow over, it was going to fall straight. It then pancaked the floors underneath. What did you expect.
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  22. JRBids

    JRBids Senior Member

    The buildings were both the same. They were both hit with fully loaded and fueled jumbo jets. Both jets sliced through the facades into the buildings. Both resulted in the same damage: slicing through the skin, leaving jet fuel and fires. One of the videos clearly showed debris falling and flowing out of the building as the floor collapsed, then the building buckled. Since the other had the same incident, the other building had the same damage. How did they differ? The photos above clearly show they did NOT fall in their own footprints. You seem to think the roof fell straight down and was aligned right below were it was, immediately below. Clearly the photos show it did not.

    As truthers are often CORRECTED, the building was supposed to have remained standing if a 707 traveling slowly and low on gas hit it. How many times do you have to be told that? HOw many times are you going to say they were "were specifically designed to withstand plane impacts".
  23. JRBids

    JRBids Senior Member

    So what you are saying is that they waited till the part above the impact collapsed, then timed the lower charges to blow as the top part came down? That [makes no sense]
  24. Grieves

    Grieves Senior Member

    That's because its not at all what I was saying. First off, that point was in response to this comment:
    Which specifically and exclusively pertained to Building 7, the building which suffered no plane impacts. Should keep a closer eye on who/what I'm responding too, I try to make it clear by including quotes.
    In the case of the twin towers, I don't think it would be anywhere near so impossible or nonsensical a process as you suggest. If general impact-zones had been predetermined, and explosives were already in place, all it would take is someone watching with their finger on the button.
    Again though, let me make it clear as I have in past threads that I'm by no means 'certain' explosives were used in the twin towers. Their near identical collapses has simply always been highly suspect to me, the ensuing collapse of building 7 as well making it all the more-so, and the idea is only without evidence if you re-define the word 'evidence', which many debunkers here seem to frequently do.

    Once more, I didn't expect them to fall at all. That these two massive skyscrapers collapsed rapidly into massive dust-clouds because of damage and fires on the high-upper floors isn't something I saw coming in the slightest. What I 'foresaw' was the upper floors continuing to burn and crumble and collapse away from the 'trunks' of the buildings, perhaps for days.

    They designed the building to withstand the impact of a plane that was 'slow flying and low on gas'...? Where are you getting these specifics? Seems a rather odd thing to aim for as an engineer.
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  25. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Banned Banned

    They all prefer that quote, as opposed to the quote that says 'designed to withstand the impact and resultant fires of a fully fuelled 707 at hitting at 600mph'... they think if they keep repeating it often enough it will sway people into believing it.

    I think they all cheer every time one of them states it :)
  26. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Banned Banned

    Ah... they think you can implode 110 storeys into own footprint then... no virtual about it. Perhaps they have records and pictures?

    Amazing how the 'terrorists' managed to get the fire on the very support beam... located far on the left.... to give way resulting in a perfectly symmetrical collapse.
  27. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    That's not what they said.

    That was essentially random. Different fire and damage configurations would lead to different outcomes.
  28. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Banned Banned

    If you can get ANY demolition expert to 'collapse' a wtc like Genga pile in a controlled demolition, (not moving one piece at a time:)), directly into it's own footprint I will concede the point and publicly apologise.

    How about that.

    If you cannot, perhaps you would like to do the honourable thing :)

    Reach your aim and claim your prize:

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  29. SR1419

    SR1419 Senior Member

    I have showed you numerous examples of controlled demolitions that created very little debris outside of the "footprint". It can and is done.

    You seem to the think that the entire spread of the debris field is from "bouncing" once it hit the ground...meanwhile ignoring the immense amount of debris that sheered off the building and toppled over well outside the footprint landing on buildings blocks away- no bouncing involved. You ignore the visual evidence of large masses of debris arcing out and away from the collapse- not straight down...30-40 floor chunks of facade that did NOT fall straight down. Are you really trying to suggest that the 40 other buildings damaged by the collapses is entirely from material "bouncing" when it it the ground?

    The collapse of WTC1&2 looked nothing like a controlled demolition. Nothing you have presented has brought evidence to suggest otherwise.

    here are some implosions that didn't bounce or cause collateral damage:


    Attached Files:

  30. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Banned Banned

    Yes I have seen your 'evidence' :)


    No debris at all... do you think it may well have been taken away on the back of big lorries or are you suggesting that is all that is left of a building post demolition?

    All that is quite normal when you consider that they were COMPLETE buildings... not stripped to resemble scaffolding... they were replete with fascia, windows, walls etc, not tents, not car parks, not arenas...

    Rewriting history I see... millions of people could not fail to see how similar it looked.

    So I take it you cannot get the Jenga to put itself back in the box via controlled demolition then... shock horror.
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  31. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    You are not making any sense Oxy. I think you've got this discussion backwards.

    How exactly do WTC1&2 look like a controlled demolition? Is there an example of any size that they resemble?
  32. SR1419

    SR1419 Senior Member

    No debris "at all" ?? Your blindness explains a lot.

    The photo was taken within 12 seconds of demolition:

    "see" for yourself:


    Sorry- your "Jenga" challenge isn't really worth commenting on.
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  33. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Banned Banned

    Millions of people think it looks like a demolition, despite all the Psyop websites trying to deny it, much as on here.

    "Science isn't science unless it is made public"

  34. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    But why? Consider that it looks nothing like any demolition they or you ever seen at that point. Why would they think it looks like a demolition?
  35. SR1419

    SR1419 Senior Member

    but it WAS a top down collapse- he was referencing what he saw and said it would have been impossible for it to have been explosives.

    Not true:

  36. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Banned Banned

    In any poll it would come out as 'looking like a demolition', because that is what it looks like. Whether it was a demolition is not proven but they certainly look like the demolitions which are well documented.

    It is a massive psyop to try to counter the huge number of theorists who do not accept the flawed official story... They cannot stand it and are fighting back on the net with bunk and unprecedented surveillance. 'Agree with the government or you are suspect'


  37. SR1419

    SR1419 Senior Member

    Can you show ANY controlled demolition that looks even remotely like this?

    Can you show Any demolition that has material exploding up and outward?

    Its NOT normal for any controlled demo.

    ny_4. WTCeject.
  38. Oxymoron

    Oxymoron Banned Banned

    Of course it is normal if the building has not been stripped to its bones beforehand. Where on earth would you expect the material to go? You think it would evaporate and disappear into thin air do you?
  39. Mick West

    Mick West Administrator Staff Member

    The questions asked was what demolitions look in any way like the WTC1&2 collapse? And WHY do you think it looks like a demolition?
  40. Cairenn

    Cairenn Senior Member

    It 'looks' like a controlled demolition ONLY because that is what we are used to SEEING. Buildings that collapse in storms or earthquakes are never filmed. THE only experience we have with the quick demolition of a building is with the pictures of controlled ones.

    I could show 1000 folks a picture of a rare breed of dog, and I would get a variation of answers, ALL based on dogs that they knew. Most would call it a mix of some type. That would NOT make it a mixed breed.