The Final Report On the Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7

I just read what I was able to understand of the "Final Report On The Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7, a report completed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Dept of Commerce. I read the report after watching a CBC Television documentary regarding building 7, on   The Passionate Eye.

Building 7 of the World Trade Centre in New York did not collapse until 7 hours following the collapse of the other two twin towers. It did not suffer a direct hit by a plane, but caught fire from the explosion and debris from the other buildings hitting it.

Essentially, the report concludes that the last World Trade Center building to fall following the 911 attacks, fell because of fire damage, and some debris from the collapse of the other buildings hitting one side of the skyscraper. The fire was able to do what it did, in part because the fire sprinkler system didn't work, perhaps because of fire and damage on other floors inhibiting the system from working.

This report defies the thoughts of others who believe the last tower was obvious evidence of controlled demolition, in other words, the building was brought down on purpose by explosives. Which of course adds credence to the conspiracy idea that the other two buildings may also have been ultimately brought down by more than just airplanes. They too may have been collapsed by controlled demolition procedures, which of course leads to more conspiracies.

Like so many of the 911 conspiracy theories and theories debunking the conspiracies, one is able to make an argument either way, depending on what you want to believe, or choose to believe. This report says fire caused the building to collapse, fire from the other buildings, which is quite plausible. On the other hand, there are arguments that can be made that fire alone  should not have caused the building to collapse, burn yes, but collapse no....for example, according to the report on The Passionate Eye, Building 7 of the World Trade Center, is "the first and only skyscraper in the world to collapse solely due to fire."

Almost a decade after the attacks on the World Trade Centres on 911, the idea of a conspiracy lives, much like the conspiracies around other events like the Kennedy Assassination, Princess Diana, and others, where forces within governments have been rumored to have been involved in heinous acts, for reasons the theorists have arguments for, and those who seek to diprove the theorists, have equal theories against. Of course, the internet, and sites like even this little one, are blamed for keeping the conspiracy theories alive, perhaps with good reason. It's easy to blame the internet conspiracy buffs, who are often easily discredited, but we need to remember, many of these sites are authored by people with credentials. It's also interesting to note, that even though the internet is blamed for keeping this stuff alive, television programs, like The Passionate Eye, are still being shown, often to large audiences. So it's not just the internet folks who like a good conspiracy theory................

pdf of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, U.S. Dept of Commerce report on Building 7

The Passionate Eye - The Third Tower

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