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Posted: 1/12/2005 7:57:04 PM EDT
not to sound glad in any way, but it's a good thing they basically came straight down. imagine if they had tipped close to the base and fallen like a tree
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 8:02:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/12/2005 8:02:36 PM EDT by Johnny_Reno]
Buildings aren't trees.

Buildings collapse under their own weight when they fall.
Link Posted: 1/12/2005 8:34:35 PM EDT
but they can also be made to fall alot less than verticle,,,yes thank God they went down as verticle as they did. Worked the site still much damage to surrounding buildings,,I thought he same thing. hell I had to take a leak on the day that they fell went in liberty plaza,,looking for a head,,went down stairs saw the subway entrance curiosity led me under the rubble did not see and evidence of collapse in the immediate area walked a bit then collapsed area turned around FDNY unit coming towards me asking if I was a surviver,,I just told them I was looking for a lavatory,,,I founf a bathroom pitch dark pissed and got to the surface,,,for some light and dust.
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 6:47:20 AM EDT
Lori (wife and now EX-PASTRY chef) was supose to start work there at the restaurant on the top floor. Windows on the World. Had to go to the OB-GYN on Tuesday instead of Thursday. Good thing.

be well
maxwell
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 6:56:36 AM EDT
Especially when their helped along......., as in the case of the WTC buildings 1, 2, 5 & 7.

Mike
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 7:12:04 AM EDT
In the 1992 incident which fortuantely went off before more explosives could be brought in, my suspicion is that they were indeed trying to tip the building.  IIRC, the van was parked away from the center of the building and near pillars at one side of the garage.  It may be coincidence or failure of the planners, but had there been enough explosive it is entirely possible the building might have tilted when falling.
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 7:22:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mr_wilson:
Especially when their helped along......., as in the case of the WTC buildings 1, 2, 5 & 7.

Mike


Link Posted: 1/13/2005 7:24:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By deadvc:
but they can also be made to fall alot less than verticle,,,yes thank God they went down as verticle as they did. Worked the site still much damage to surrounding buildings,,I thought he same thing. hell I had to take a leak on the day that they fell went in liberty plaza,,looking for a head,,went down stairs saw the subway entrance curiosity led me under the rubble did not see and evidence of collapse in the immediate area walked a bit then collapsed area turned around FDNY unit coming towards me asking if I was a surviver,,I just told them I was looking for a lavatory,,,I founf a bathroom pitch dark pissed and got to the surface,,,for some light and dust.





"Survivor?! Hell, I'm just looking for a place to take a piss!"


You, sir...  are a maniac.
Link Posted: 1/13/2005 7:25:10 AM EDT
duh.. everyone knows that the buildings fell straight down because of the carefully placed demo charges.
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