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World Trade Center 7 : What Really Happened

By Dave Thomas


Richard Gage of says "...the 47-story WTC Building 7 was not even hit by an airplane and yet its unnatural destruction exhibits all the same features except it imploded into its own footprint in 6.5 seconds!" NOT SO FAST, as this excellent video from aptly demonstrates.
Also, it was NOT symmetrical!
So, "WTC 7 had small fires on only a few floors at a time" ? No Way.
From the August 2002 Firehouse Magazine Captain Chris Boyle Engine 94 - 18 years Captain Chris Boyle:So we gathered up rollups and most of us had masks at that time. We headed toward 7. And just around we were about a hundred yards away and Butch Brandies came running up. He said forget it, nobody's going into 7, there's creaking, there are noises coming out of there, so we just stopped. And probably about 10 minutes after that, Visconti, he was on West Street, and I guess he had another report of further damage either in some basements and things like that, so Visconti said nobody goes into 7, so that was the final thing and that was abandoned. Firehouse: When you looked at the south side, how close were you to the base of that side? Boyle: I was standing right next to the building, probably right next to it. Firehouse: When you had fire on the 20 floors, was it in one window or many? Boyle: There was a huge gaping hole and it was scattered throughout there. It was a huge hole. I would say it was probably about a third of it, right in the middle of it. And so after Visconti came down and said nobody goes in 7, we said all right, we'll head back to the command post. We lost touch with him. I never saw him again that day. We ended up getting back to the command post at Broadway and Vesey. By that time, there were probably 50 officers standing in a row. And I was like, I'm not going to stand on another line like that. So we came down with Fox. I knew Fox was somewhere. So we found out that Fox was over at Cortlandt and Church. They were putting a tower ladder into operation, so we made our way over to there. We ended up helping. They had no pressure at all off of any of the hydrants from Broadway. He was asking if there was any way that we could do anything at Broadway or West. From Broadway to West westward toward Church Street there was no pressure at all. We spotted one of the squads up on Cortlandt over by Broadway and he was hooked up to a hydrant, and it was running. There was nobody there. I don't know which squad it was, but you know they were in there. We were just sitting there, so we stretched the line off of him. We relayed it to 274, who relayed it to another engine down the street and eventually we got more pressure. I think it was 22 Truck on Church and Cortlandt and they were operating to number 5. We did that for a little while. It took a while to get the hose there because there was a White Plains company helping us and they had some different fittings. So we got water to 22, but then that's when they said all right, number 7 is coming down, shut everything down. I don't know what time that was. It was all just a blur. Firehouse: Did they shut the tower lines and remove them from there? Boyle: No, just left them. Everything was left where it was. Just shut everything down, moved everybody back. Firehouse: Could you see building 7 again from there? Boyle: Seven, no. You got a half block away, you couldn't see it, couldn't see a damn thing. All we heard was they were worried about it coming down, everybody back away. We ran into the people running around for water for the eyes because everybody's eyes were burned and I don't know who they were. I think it was the doctor and some other people. They were just running around, washing people's eyes out. We were there about an hour or so until number 7 came down and everything was black again. Firehouse: So number 7 comes down. Everything went black? Boyle: It was like it was night again. First, we went to Liberty and Church and that was the big pile from the south tower that came down. There was a pile there, had to be 15, 20 stories high with guys roaming around on the pile. ...
Need more witness statements on what the WTC7 fires were really like?Eyewitness Accounts of WTC 7 Fires
And how about damage?Eyewitness Accounts of WTC 7 Damage
And how about evacuation orders?Eyewitness Accounts of the withdrawal from WTC 7
Was WTC7's collapse "within its own footprint"? No, as this damage to the Verizon Building shows.
Also, the Fiterman Hall building was damaged by WTC7's collapse.
Critical of the NIST Report on WTC7? Don't know what it says? Here's the NIST short version!
World Trade Center 7's Unrecognized Design Flaw. At ae911truth.INFO, we find that Seven world Trade had a unique design flaw that helped bring it down. "It's not well known, but NIST did four different runs of their Building 7 computer modeling. One was done, of course, with all the available evidence of damage and fires that could be gleaned from the videos and pictures of the building. The building, of course, fell down. They then did a second run where all damage data was applied, but a lesser degree of fire damage was. The building did not fall down. Next was a run where all fire data was applied, but none of the damage was. The building fell down (though in a different manner than the first run). Finally they did a run where the building was left intact and no fire information was applied. They then removed a small part of Column 79, just between the 11th and 13th floor, and sat back to watch how the building would react. It fell down. In the words of NIST, this demonstrates that 'WTC 7 was prone to classic progressive collapse associated with the local failure of Column 79.' (NCSTAR 1-A, p. 42 (pdf 84))"


NMSR 9-11 'Truth' Resources
How Does a Building Crush Itself?
The Towers' Collapse: Fast, But Not Freefall
Chandler's Data Support a Gravitational Collapse!
World Trade Center 7 : What Really Happened
How Can Gravity cause Multi-ton steel sections to be ejected laterally?
Is Thermite the Answer? What was the Question?
The Gage Page - "Blueprint of Destruction" Refutations
Main 9/11 Page


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