Journal of 9/11 Studies 1 September 2006/Volume 3
Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings CompletelyCollapse?
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 an additional set of peer reviewsorganized by
Journal of 9/11 Studies
Editor Kevin Ryan.An earlier version is now published in a volume edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter DaleScott,
9/11 And The American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out
, Northhampton, MA: Interlink Publishing, 2006. It is published here by kind permission of the editors. One of the editors(Prof. Griffin) has explained that there were four reviewers for my paper, all Ph.D’s, two werephysicists. To clarify some apparent confusion: the paper is
published in “
The Hidden History of 9-11-2001,” Elsevier, 2006.
Translated versions are available:
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.