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Aircraft Wheel Punches Out a Steel Wall Section of WTC Tower
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Aircraft Wheel Punches Out a Steel Wall Section of WTC Tower

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12 March 2010. Add newly found text from an NIST report on the wheel punch, and NIST images of plans and structure.

11 March 2010

Aircraft Wheel Punches Out a Steel Wall Section of WTC Tower
John Young, Cryptome
An intriguing record of the WTC attack on 9/11, at least for this architect, are the photos (below) showing a 3-story section of the exterior wall of one of the Twin Towers -- probably the North (hit first) -- with an aircraft wheel embedded in a window opening. The site was covered by the towers' collapse and it is not clear what happened to the ensemble.
The NIST report on the disaster describes the event:

The severity of the impact was clear. A wheel from the left wing landing gear flew through multiple partitions, through the core of the building, and became embedded in one of the exterior column panels on the south side of the tower. The impact severed the bolts connecting the panel to its neighbors, and the panel and the tire landed on Cedar Street, some 700 ft to the south. A second wheel landed 700 ft further south. (p.21, NIST NCSSTAR 1. Federal Building and Fire Safety Investigation of the World Trade Center Disaster, Final Report on the Collapse of the World Trade Center Towers, August 26, 2008.)
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