How messed up in the head am I? This is how I spent this beautiful Sunday…
[more doodling after the break]
These are based on the Architectural drawings released in 2007, as well as from this photo of the interior of a typical office space in the towers.
(notice the space above the door header from the trim to the ceiling. This is how I figured the ceilings were roughly 7′-6″. Also notice how the window openings go all the way up to the ceiling and beyond.)
It’s been requested that we take a peek at some of the contruction photos from back when they were building these.
This one is a close up of the core itself. As you can see, it is immense… housing 4 full construction cranes. It’s also a good pic to view the web-like tension and compression beams that span the openings.
The one below is the classic view showing the relationship between the core and the open office space that it held up. Clearly the core is a massive system.
It should be noted that the elevation cross section that I drew is of the “short” side of the core.
The exterior columns don’t appear to have been “cut” so much as they were “cut apart, at least to me it looks that way.
The exterior columns were made up in sections consisting of 3 columns, 3 stories tall (12′ stories) welded with the spandrels and with a mending plate, to bolt and weld to the next one.
As you can see, this process made the fabrication go pretty quickly.
The square holes at the top of the beams in each section allowed for the steel worker to reach in and fasten the rated bolts, fixing one to the other in a “butt” type joint. As the section was lowered, the right side would lap over and the left would slip behind; they would bolt those connections, and the welder would come in behind and weld them.
As you can see, the spandrels would always be inside the floor system, and the joints would be “exposed” at about waist high.
It is for this reason that I don’t think these were “cut” with cutter charges at all. I think the floor systems were demoed leaving nothing connecting the interior and exterior columns, then the interior ones were blown out (all taking place less then a second of one another).
What you would be left with is the full weight of the remaining upper sections resting on the exterior walls only, with the massive strength of the core gone.
Then, less than a second later, as the concrete dust and molten metal from the trusses is forced from the window areas as the center core is blown out, cutter charges are used on the spandrels flanges, blowing them apart and cutting the sections of exterior columns free of each other (except for the bolts in between).
That is why so many of the exterior column sections remained intact, and why I believe, some were shot 400 feet or more into other buildings.
Now, knowing all of this, the following is how they tried to explain the towers;
a) Look at the graphic (left) published by the BBC on September 13, 2001, which supposedly illustrates the structure of each tower, and compare it to the above description and images.
b) The 9/11 Commission Report, while acknowledging the perimeter columns, makes the following (under)statement about the tower cores:
c) The PBS/NOVA documentary, “Why the Towers Fell” (2002), displays the perimeter and core columns waving like reeds in the wind (in the absence of the floor joists), completely ignoring the extensive cross bracing. 911 Truth DK
Now, if you want to see the “Mac-daddy” of WTC contruction dis-information, this is a graphic produced based on that PBS/NOVA tripe. Remember, this is NOVA now…
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