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Carefulplease Donating Member (749 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-15-06 12:17 AM
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5. The greater asymmetry of the damage was a factor.
Edited on Tue Aug-15-06 12:23 AM by Carefulplease
Edited for grammar

If you chop wood with an axe from one side of a tree trunk, you will fell it faster that if you chop wood all around. The damage caused by the plane impact on WTC2 caused its top to lean heavily on one side. There was less structural damage for the fires to achieve (on either side) in order to bring the most loaded columns to fail.

The fires weren't quite going out, as evidence by the humongous plumes of hot smoke. Fresh oxygen (1/5th mixture) was going into the tower at the same rate smoke was coming out.
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