You have ONE, FOREIGN, news service making an inaccurate, and very bare-bones report with no confirming information, that a building they are obviously not familiar with has fallen over, in the middle of a disaster area where two other, far more massive building have already toppled. It had been stated many times already by other news reports that the building was badly damaged. It would be very easy to make the assumption that a rumor that the building had collapsed was true. You don't think that somewhere in the muddle of rumors that were flying around that day, that one service out of the 50 or 60 that were reporting day, got something wrong? Never, ever, assume conspiracy where confusion and bad fact-checking can account for the results. The fact that it came down on its own later does nothing to confirm or deny anybody'* theory, on either side.
And just because it seems improbable that the building came down on it'* own, don't assume a truly IMPOSSIBLE conspiracy was responsible. As I've stated, and as any demolitions expert WILL tell you if asked, it would have taken months to ready any of those buildings for demolition, and the preparations would have been very loud, very involved, and would have made the building uninhabitable for months before they brought it down. If you think that it could be hidden in any way, then you have no idea what goes into demolishing a building, period, and therefore aren't qualified to render an opinion in the first place. This puts you in the same realm as the black-helicopter and anal-molesting-alien kooks.
And like my Brother said, those beams were cut during the salvage/clean-up after the towers fell. It had to be cut so they could MOVE the stuff. Where do you think the steal that otherwise would have covered those beams in the picture went? After all, they stated that these were in the BASEMENT, where they would have been covered by over a HUNDRED FEET of broken twisted, mangled steel and concrete from the floors above.
Originally Posted by LakevilleSSEi
Still didn't answer on how you would just "waltz" right in the trade center basement with torches. What would you tell security? "Ya I'm here to torch the building supports" ?
And just how are you supposed to "waltz" into the WTC with several tons of high explosives, miles of wiring and explosive detonation cord, fuse blocks, wiring blocks, flagging tape, jackhammers, concrete saws, scaffolding, plywood, ladders, powertools, hand-tools, dumpsters, hardhats, high-power fans, ventilation equipment, wheel-barrows, tarps, ....
Do you have ANY idea what it takes to bring down a building in a controlled implosion? I mean, ANY IDEA at all? Have you ever SEEN a building taken down?
Let'* say you need to cut one single beam of the type that composes the structure of the WTC. we're talking about a high-grade steel beam several inches thick, covered in high strength concrete. You can't just slap explosive to the side of it. It would take a huge bundle to even reliably break the concrete. Even a shaped charge wouldn't work. The concrete would shatter, yes, but it would absorb almost all of the force of the explosion. So you have to cut the concrete away. and still, it'* going to take a large shaped charge to cut it. So you use a cutting torch to notch the beams in a very specific manner(the picture of the diagonally cut beams being very much not the way it'* cut for demo) usually a chevron-shaped cut across the center of the beam, with the structure being still held up by the sides. You do this twice, one above the other. Then you run detonation cord, an explosive wrapped wire, back to a fuse block, which is in turn wired to a remote detonating device outside of the danger area. Only then are the explosives placed. The shaped charges, strips of plastic eplosive with a "V" cross-section, are secured to the beam with two-sided tape, using one or more charges to cut the metal, and another, different type of charge to "kick" the cut-out section of beam out of the cut, allowing the beam to fall. Now, repeat the cutting process about a hundred times, and you've only completed ONE FLOOR of the WTC. You've still got 109 more floors to go, plus basement levels. Have fun.