Characteristics of Controlled Demolition

  1. Sudden Onset: In controlled demolition, the onset of the collapse is sudden. One moment, the building is perfectly motionless; the next moment, it suddenly begins to collapse.
  2. Straight Down: The building comes straight down, into, or at least close to, its own footprint, so that it does not harm the other buildings.
  3. Almost Free-Fall Speed: Collapse at almost free-fall speed. This can occur because the supports for the lower floors are destroyed, so that when the upper floors come down, they encounter no resistance.
  4. Total Collapse:The building completely falls to ground level.
  5. Sliced Steel: In controlled demolitions of steel-frame buildings, explosives are used to slice the steel columns and beams into pieces.
  6. Pulverization of Concrete and Other Materials: Explosives will pulverize concrete and most other non-metallic substances into tiny particles.
  7. Dust Clouds: Dust clouds result when explosions eject the dust from the building with great energy.
  8. Horizontal Ejections: Horizontal ejection of other materials, besides dust.
  9. Demolition Rings: A series of small explosions run rapidly around a building.
  10. Sounds Produced by Explosions: The use of explosives to induce collapses produces, of course, sounds caused by the explosions.
  11. Molten Steel: If explosives were used to slice the steel columns there would be molten steel in the debris.
No building collapse which fits all these criteria has ever collapsed due to anything other than Controlled Demolition.

All of these 11 characteristic fit the falls of the three buildings at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.

These buildings were WTC1, WTC2 (commonly known as the twin towers) and WTC7.

Detailed planning is required to install many explosive charges on the support structure of a building to be demolished. The explosions must be precisely timed. This requires a control system that actively sets of the explosions in a predetermined sequence.

This implies that the destruction of the twin towers and building 7 was planned in advance and actively controlled during the demolition.

Only professional demolition organizations have the ability to accomplish this. Security companies would need to cooperation during the installation of the explosives.

Further reading about the demolition of steel-frame skyscrapers..

Abstracted from article by David Ray Griffin

Date modified: May 28, 2013

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