Journal of 9/11 Studies 1 September 2006/Volume 3
Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse?By Dr. Steven E. JonesPhysicist and ArchaeometristThe views in this paper are the sole responsibility of the author.
The paper has undergone significant modifications following a
set of peer reviewsorganized by
Journal of 9/11 Studies
Editor Kevin Ryan.An earlier version was accepted for publication in a volume edited by David Ray Griffin andPeter Dale Scott,
9/11 And The American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out
, Northhampton, MA:Interlink Publishing. It is published here by kind permission of the editors. Translated earlierversions are available:
En Español:"¿Por qué se derrumbaron realmente los edificios del WTC?"In Japanese:
In this paper, I call for a serious investigation of the hypothesis that WTC 7 and theTwin Towers were brought down, not just by impact damage and fires, but through the useof pre-positioned cutter-charges. I consider the official FEMA, NIST, and 9-11Commission reports that fires plus impact damage alone caused complete collapses of allthree buildings. And I present evidence for the controlled-demolition hypothesis, which issuggested by the available data, and can be tested scientifically, and yet has not beenanalyzed in any of the reports funded by the US government.
We start with the fact that large quantities of molten metal were observed inbasement areas under rubble piles of all three buildings: the Twin Towers and WTC7. Avideo clip provides eye-witness evidence regarding this metal at ground zero:http://plaguepuppy.net/public_html/video%20archive/red_hot_ground_zero_low_quality.wmv. The photographs below by Frank Silecchia show chunks of the hot metal beingremoved from the North Tower rubble on September 27, 2001 (according tophotographer's aid). Notice the color of the lower portion of the extracted metal -- this tellsus much about the temperature of the metal and provides important clues regarding itscomposition, as we shall see.