Essay on Fall of the Twin Towers

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September 11th, 2001 is a day that will forever live in infamy. On that dreadful day, “We the people” were told that a terrorist group, the Al Qaeda, planned and carried out multiple attacks against the United States. The most morbid of those attacks was the collapse of the World Trade Center towers one and two. However, there is some substantial evidence that raises concern whether or not what the public was told about how the Twin Towers collapsed is true or if it was fabricated for the governments benefit.
News headlines all around the world captured the events that took place on September 11th, 2001, events of which many will never forget. That morning, members of a terrorist group known as the Al Qaeda hijacked four planes and flew
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In the core of each tower was a rectangular pillar, 87 by 133 feet, comprised of forty-seven steel box columns ranging from thirty-six by sixteen inches to fifty-two by twenty-two inches (Avery). At the time of their completion, the Twin Towers were the tallest at the time and were built to withstand multiple impacts from a Boeing 707, which was the largest aircraft at that time (Avery). “It [the collapse] shocked structural engineers and architects as these were the first large modern steel frame buildings to collapse where fire could be described as the key contributing factor (impact damage did not cause collapse). Hence questions naturally arose on the stability of tall steel frame buildings in fire which needed to be addressed in order to properly explain and understand the cause of these collapses” (Kotsovinos). A combination of aluminum, iron, oxygen, and carbon were found in the dust piles from surrounding buildings of the Twin Towers after their collapse, which is the chemical composition of Thermite, which is the only composition hot enough to melt steel (Avery). Only one percent of columns were examined of the fire stories from the Twin Towers. Three columns showed evidence of temperature of over 250 degrees Celsius and there was no evidence of exposure of temperature over 600 degrees Celsius other than one column that had

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