Engineers had to consider every peril they could imagine when they designed the World Trade Center three decades ago because, at the time, the twin towers were of unprecedented size for structures made of steel and glass.
“We looked at every possible thing we could think of that could happen to the buildings, even to the extent of an airplane hitting the side,” said John Skilling, head structural engineer. “However, back in those days people didn’t think about terrorists very much.”
Skilling, based in Seattle, is among the world’s top structural engineers. He is responsible for much of Seattle’s downtown skyline and for several of the world’s tallest structures, including the Trade Center.
Concerned because of a case where an airplane hit the Empire State Building, Skilling’s people did an analysis that showed the towers would withstand the impact of a Boeing 707.
“Our analysis indicated the biggest problem would be the fact that all the fuel (from the airplane) would dump into the building. There would be a horrendous fire. A lot of people would be killed,” he said. “The building structure would still be there.”
The conference was moderated by Frances Shure, of Colorado 9/11 Truth, and had five presenters, Ken Jenkins, David Chandler, Wayne Coste, Warren Stutt, and John D. Wyndham. (source)
16:30 Ken Jenkins, videomaker of Pentagon Plane Puzzle: What made the white smoke coming out of the right engine, spiraling in the security cam photo? Leaves and branches from the tree that was clipped into a super hot engine making steam and smoke, spiraling because of the spiraling engine [maybe even bogging down from the ingestion?, I’m thinking].
19:45 Why it’s important to show a 757 did hit the Pentagon, refuting the no-planes theories? Statement read by Ken Jenkins. “… Disseminating theories that are seductive to some, that can readily be shown to be false has already weakened our credibility, and will continue to do so until we deal with it. … Most of the speakers here today once believed that no plane impacted the Pentagon. But as more evidence has come to light we have changed our minds as truth seekers must do.”
30:20 Locations of where the body parts were found were mapped in a PC program for the Moussaoui trial.
51:30 Ken Jenkins. Final approach of the plane accelerated from 300mph to when it hit Pentagon at 561 mph, at about 100 tons. An object going 500 mph is 10 times faster than 50 mph, but has 100 times the energy!
1:13:00 Jenkins: Acceleration lasted 36 seconds, at the end.
Almost all body parts fragmented because of the huge amount of energy smashing the building.
1:09:30 Wayne Coste says the planes broke the WTC steel facade where there were bolts or welds.
How fuel filled, aluminum jet aircraft wings could travel through the WTC steel facade at 500 mph at the weak points (breaking the bolts and welds).
The government’s calculations put the speed of the first plane at 494 mph, and the second at 586 mph. The MIT analysis determined the first plane was traveling 429 mph, and the second 537 mph, The Times said. (source)
E=MC squared (energy=mass • speed squared)
Ken Jenkins on the Pentagon attack: Final approach of the plane accelerated from 300mph to when it hit Pentagon at 561 mph, at about 100 tons. An object going 500 mph is 10 times faster than 50 mph, but has 100 times the energy! (source @ 51:30)
Wayne Coste says the planes broke the WTC steel facade where there were bolts or welds. (source @ 1:09:30)
Only 29 minutes if you start at 26:23 — the slam-dunk proof!
This third version integrates David Chandler’s presentation “Going Beyond Speculation – A Scientific Look at the Pentagon Evidence” with video of testimonies by 30 of the 180 known on-record witnesses to the Pentagon crash.
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1:00 Part 1: Eyewitness testimonies
26:23 Part 2: Summation of 180 eyewitness testimonies | David Chandler’s presentation begins
28:14 Photograph that was the genesis of the no-planes theory. First floor was obscured by the firetruck’s water spray
28:38 The size of the hole and other damage to the facade is consistent with photographs of the actual building damage.
30:50 Pentagon surveillance footage explained
33:40 to 41:30 Lots of plane debris photos
Sreenshot @ 45:03
44:35 Missing rung and scar on camera pole, clipped by right wing. Treetop shows circular notch cut off by starboard engine, which can account for the trail of billowing smoke in the Pentagon surveillance footage. This also shows the downward trajectory of the plane, at tree top height before hitting the building just inches above the ground.
45:35 Light pole damage happened in real time — Lloyd England’s taxi. All five light poles shown.
48:20 Rotation of the heavy, generator trailer
48:33 Left engine hit a ground level concrete wall leaving a circular scar
50:45 More photos. Internal building columns are bowed in line with the flight path.
David Chandler’s presentation starts at 26:23
(beginning with summation of testimonies)
President George W. Bush told Palestinian ministers that God had told him to invade Afghanistan and Iraq – and create a Palestinian State, a new BBC series reveals. …
Nabil Shaath says: “President Bush said to all of us: ‘I’m driven with a mission from God. God would tell me, “George, go and fight those terrorists in Afghanistan.” And I did, and then God would tell me, “George, go and end the tyranny in Iraq …” And I did. And now, again, I feel God’s words coming to me, “Go get the Palestinians their state and get the Israelis their security, and get peace in the Middle East.” And by God I’m gonna do it.'”
In the second session of “Justice Rising” Day 2 on Sept. 12, 2020, AE911Truth board member Roland Angle spoke about ongoing efforts to inform the engineering profession and gave a condensed version of his team’s most recent presentation, “Global Failure,” about Dr. Leroy Hulsey’s WTC 7 study at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
“On March 25, 2020, researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks issued the final report of a four-year computer modeling study on the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7.
The 47-story WTC 7 was the third skyscraper to be completely destroyed on September 11, 2001, collapsing rapidly and symmetrically into its footprint at 5:20 PM. Seven years later, investigators at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) concluded that WTC 7 was the first steel-framed high-rise ever to have collapsed solely as a result of normal office fires.
Contrary to the conclusions of NIST, the UAF research team finds that the collapse of WTC 7 on 9/11 was not caused by fires but instead was caused by the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building.
This presentation provides an in-depth look at the UAF findings.
“We are proud to announce the release of the final report of the four-year computer modeling study of World Trade Center Building 7 by researchers the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
AE911Truth is a nonprofit organization representing more than 3,000 architects and engineers who have signed the organization’s petition calling for new investigation into the destruction of the three World Trade Center towers on 9/11.
Richard Gage, AIA , a 30-year architect, member of the American Institute of Architects, and founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth will introduces the presenter, civil engineer Roland Angle, PE. Roland serves as the director of AE911Truth’s Project Due Diligence outreach to the engineering profession.
Roland graduated from UC Berkeley and began his career by designing hardened missile silos to withstand nuclear bomb blasts. He went on to a broad career in the civil engineering and construction field spanning the last 50 years.
Roland provides the highlights of the study that was led by Professor Leroy Hulsey and his team of PhD researchers at UAF. Professor Hulsey, a top forensic structural engineer of 50 years, until recently served as the chair of the Department of Environmental and Civil Engineering at UAF.
The UAF team has conducted a finite element analysis study of the collapse this 47-story skyscraper, the third to collapse on 9/11, which so many know nothing about. This high-rise fell suddenly at 5:20 PM – seven hours after the Twin Towers destruction.
Most notably, it fell symmetrical at free-fall acceleration into its footprint in under 7 seconds, in the exact manner of a classic controlled demolition. Yet the National institute of Standards and Technology claimed, in their 1,000 page report issued seven years after the collapse, that the building fell due to normal office fires, which has never happened to any steel-frame, fire-protected building before or since 9/11.
A hearty thank you goes out to the thousands of concerned citizens who helped fund the university’shistorically important research. We encourage you to download the report at https://www.AE911Truth.org/wtc7 and take the time to understand the differences between the Hulsey report and the NIST report – and draw your own conclusions as to which better explains the collapse as we’ve now seen in the videos.
We invite you to also sign our petition at https://AE911Truth.org/petition, which calls upon Congress to open a a new investigation, and help us bring the report to the engineering community and to Congress. The more engineers who are raising their voices, the more Congress will listen and eventually be forced to open a new investigation. …
Patrick J. Buchanan: 20 Years after 9/11—Are We Better Off?
The triumphant Taliban of today are far stronger than were the Taliban of 2001 who fled at the approach of the Northern Alliance. Al-Qaida is now present in many more countries than it was when we first launched the Global War on Terror.
Nor is the America of 2021 the hubristic self-confident country of George W. Bush and the neocons who were going to convert the Middle East into something like our Middle West and advance from there “with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.”
Our country is a changed place from 2001. Gone are the unity, confidence and resolution. And how have all our interventions gone?
Many of the over 100 eyewitness accounts in Eric Bart’s compilation recall characteristics of the explosion that accompanied the September 11th attack on the Pentagon that are suggestive if not conclusive of the detonation of a powerful explosive device. Two such characteristics are:
These reported characteristics might not be explainable by the rapid combustion of jet fuel alone. Neither do they necessarily indicate the presence of explosives, given the effects of a high-speed crash.
Most FEMA photos in the public domain were taken on 9/14/01, after much of the debris was cleared out of the building…
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The recent Pentagon crash discussion on Rense.com has almost entirely focused on photos of plane debris on the lawn. Since most of the plane reportedly entered the building, we should also look for images of debris inside the building. Unfortunately, such images are very hard to come by since: (1) Much of the debris was burned and torn beyond recognition, (2) Most FEMA photos in the public domain were taken on 9/14/01, after much of the debris was cleared out of the building, (3) Most other photos remain in the private hands of investigators, rescue workers, and others who were inside the building. Many images are officially classified. The following article attempts to bring together all known images sent to me or in the public domain that show aircraft debris inside the Pentagon. The images were either found online or sent to me by recovery workers to be used with permission.First, we shall examine witness accounts of plane debris inside the Pentagon. These were given by recovery workers, firefighters, engineers, and Pentagon officials. Their statements help in interpreting the various photos taken inside the building.