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Response to gyroscope (Reply #34)

Wed Jan 4, 2012, 11:54 AM

35. If the core of the tower collapses straight down while the perimeter remains stationary

which would happen if the core columns were cut, then the floors would initially be dragged down towards the center of the tower. The center is falling, the perimeter is stationary. So no - it would not topple over. The floors would fall in toward the center of the building until they were separated from both the core and the perimeter. Then they would fall straight down.

Which is what we saw with the buckling of the perimeter walls just before the collapse.

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