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Building Seven at the World Trade Center was not brought down by fire, according to a new university draft report. The findings shed new light on the fateful September 11 attacks almost 18 years ago.
Researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks this week released a a four-year computer modeling study funded by Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which concluded that the collapse of the 47-story building some 8 hours after the attack was not a result of fires as the official National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) report stated in 2008.
The findings written by, UAF civil engineering professor Leroy Hulsey, the study’s principal investigator. Feng Xiao, now an associate professor at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, and Zhili Quan, now a bridge engineer for the South Carolina Department of Transportation, flies in the face of the US governments report.
“Our study found that the fires in WTC 7 could not have caused the collapse recorded on video,” said Professor Hulsey. “We simulated every plausible scenario, and we found that the series of failures that NIST claimed triggered a progressive collapse of the entire structure could not have occurred. The only thing that could have brought this structure down in the manner observed on 9/11 is the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building below Floor 17.”
For almost 18 years the official narrative of the collapse of WTC7 has been questioned by building architects, engineers and construction professionals since it would be the only steel-frame building in the world to fall as a result of fire. The report was funded by Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.
Not surprisingly news of the release of the report and its findings did not get much mainstream media attention.
The statement, “The only thing that could have brought this structure down in the manner observed on 9/11 is the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building below Floor 17,” dovetails with the comment at the time of building owner Larry Silverstein, who told news reporters minutes before the collapse he told firefighters “they were going to pull it.”
That phrase means a simultaneous detention of support columns so that the building will fall onto itself.
The fact that the building was wired for detention prior to 9/11 is another very important open question. How do you “pull” a building down eight hours after the attack?
The project to set detention charges to bring down a building must take longer than eight hours to study the plans and procure the charges and install them all while a fire is raging inside the building.
The release of the draft report begins a two-month period during which the public is invited to submit comments. The final report will be published later this year. The research team plans to make public by the end of September all of the data used and generated during the study, a decision that contrasts with NIST’s withholding of key modeling data on the grounds that releasing it “might jeopardize public safety.”