Building 7 is an itch that is not going away.
Now 55 architects are submitting a resolution to be voted on at the AIA National Convention in the US. The Resolution calls upon the AIA to support a new WTC 7 investigation. And why not.
“The destruction was too symmetrical to have been eccentrically generated. The destruction was symmetrically initiated to cause the building to come apart as it did” — Harry Robinson III, FAIA
Several “commentors” will find every possible reason that an official investigation be denied. But it is time that a transparent and legal investigation be done to confirm what happened to Building 7 – either way.
Jonathan Barnett (engineering fire specialist, FEMA and NIST volunteer) told me that the unique design of the building plus the fire was the cause. Well, Mr Barnett should be delighted that he might be proven correct. But if he is wrong, then he should be equally pleased, that the truth has an opportunity to surface.
And XingFu, maybe your expert theories can be submitted for scrutiny in this investigation – so that all avenues are thoroughly tested. (And I look forward to listening to them.)
But those who are adamantly against any further investigation should maybe also lobby that the centuries old legal “appeal” process in murder trials be disallowed and abandoned. These people need to be questioned as to their motives.
What a wonderful day it will be when we can stop this debate – and read a comprehensive and open report on the cause for Building 7’s dramatic collapse.
Donate here so that Building 7 debate can be eventually be laid to rest.
WTC 7 was a 47-story high-rise building, not hit by an airplane, which was destroyed late in the afternoon on September 11, 2001.
The destruction of WTC 7 exhibited all the characteristics of a controlled demolition with explosives.
For the first 8 stories of its descent, the entire width of the 47-story structure fell at free-fall acceleration.