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William Seger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-07-09 12:20 PM
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71. "hardly resembles what we witnessed on 9/11"
To you, perhaps, but again, why do you attach such significance to your lack of understanding? You don't see the similarity because you don't understand how the top couple of floors could crash all the way through the building, down into the subbasements. Bazant does, and I'm pretty confident that virtually every structural engineer in the world does, with the possible exception of a tiny handful of crackpots over at AE911truth. (And in fact, it's possible that they do, too, but signed Gage's petition for unrelated reasons.) And I am myself the proof that you don't need to be structural engineer to understand it, because it's basically very simple: Skyline Towers and the WTC towers collapsed because falling masses can deliver impulse forces that are many times their weight, and buildings are not typically designed to take that kind of abuse.
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