Placing WTC 7 Video In ContextSubmitted by Z on Sat, 12/01/2012 - 16:16
I have, for a long time, believed that Building 7 was a controlled demolition. This belief was based primarily on information from Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. But I was recently shown information that makes me doubt this.
Most videos do not show the whole collapse. They limit the video to only the shots that show the exterior of the building coming down. They crop out the collapse of the east penthouse which clearly shows the interior of the structure collapsing long before the exterior wall. Watch the whole collapse for yourself and observe the windows breaking under the collapsing east penthouse.
This more complete video lines up perfectly with the NIST model of collapse. The video below shows NISTS modeling of the interior collapse of the building. (not the exterior wall as it is often claimed) Their model actually explains what happened very well.
If after the above you still think WTC 7 was demolished listen to this whole interview and see how you feel.
Thanks for taking the time to thoughtfully contemplate this complex topic. I would be happy to hear your reflections on this information.
Another issue that was raised in the comments is the misleading way the fires in building 7 are presented. Imagine if people presented balanced information and showed this video as well.
The firefighters recording the video are obviously concerned that the building is coming down due to the fire and damage. It’s not hard to see why.
If the 9/11 Truth movement wants to be taken seriously and make headway in breaking into the mainstream it will have to confront these issues. Continuing to present this issue in a biased manner will only decrease credibility and take away momentum from answering the many legitimate questions there are about 9/11.
Simply down-voting a post, ridiculing the poster for asking basic questions and failing to address the content of the post is not a constructive strategy for advancing an idea. Isn’t that the whole point of the 9/11 Truth Movement… to ask questions?
I originally titled this post "I Was Wrong -WTC 7 Not Demolition."
I changed this to the above title after receiving feedback that I was drawing a conclusion instead of asking questions. I do not know and do not claim to know what happened. I just ran across a video that put this issue in a larger context that seems pertinent to the discussion.
The video clearly shows major interior structural damage ~7 seconds before the typical collapse video starts. This undermines one of the main positions that convinced me of controlled demolition... namely that all of the core columns failed simultaneously. This is just not true.