Thursday, September 22, 2016
9/11: Twin Towers 'Could Have Been Destroyed by Controlled Demolition'
The destruction of the World Trade Center's high-rise buildings triggered a lot of controversy prompting various speculations. On the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy a group of physicists published a study, suggesting that the towers could have been destroyed by controlled demolition.
The World Trade Center (WTC) Twin Towers possibly were destroyed by controlled demolition, the study published by Europhysics News, the magazine of the European physics community, assumes. "On September 11, 2001, the world witnessed the total collapse of three large steel-framed high-rises. Since then, scientists and engineers have been working to understand why and how these unprecedented structural failures occurred," the article dedicated to the 15th anniversary of the September 11 read. The authors of the study argue that neither before, nor since 9/11 have fires caused the total destruction of a steel-framed high-rise. "The only phenomenon capable of collapsing such buildings completely has been by way of a procedure known as controlled demolition, whereby explosives or other devices are used to bring down a structure intentionally," the study underscored.
In an interview with Sputnik Deutschland Europhysics News' editors and scientists Victor R. Velasco and Jo Hermans shared their views on the controversial issue.
"According to some physicists, in three cases it remained unclear why the steel-framed high-rise buildings collapsed from exposure to high temperatures in a way it occurred [on September 11, 2001]. Several groups of scientists, including those from Purdue University, have carried out a number of rigorous simulations of tower destructions and conducted endurance tests on steel girders exposing them to kerosene fire. These simulations and experiments have brought different results," the scientists told Sputnik.
Read More: https://sputniknews.com/politics/20160920/1045523165/september11-terrorist-attack-controlled-demolition.html