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OnTheOtherHand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-11-09 09:40 PM
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203. well, it makes sense to me
I guess if I were convinced (as eomer apparently is) that I saw the upper floors substantially disintegrating on contact, I might take a different view -- although I can't quite figure out what the different view would be. That most of the mass is going over the side? I can't make that jibe with other things I know. That the upper block doesn't have a "compacted debris layer" at all, but rather is falling in a low-density cloud, while some sort of explosive chain progressively destroys the floors beneath it? Not So Much.

I hope all involved can agree that it doesn't necessarily matter whether the upper block is intact. To take your question one step further, 50,000 tons of sand would pack quite a wallop if it fell all at once.
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