[Noisebridge-discuss] Get the F Out!

Jake jake at spaz.org
Thu Mar 14 19:05:01 UTC 2013

large and barely controlled fires - those have happened in skyscrapers 
around the world and NEVER resulted in even a partial collapse.  But you 
said "more plausible," so i guess i can't argue with that.

don't forget that the fires in towers 1 and 2 burned for only for about an 
hour, and building 7 burned for maybe 8 hours but kindof a small pathetic 

these were some big skyscraper fires (no collapses though):


  One Meridian Plaza is a 38-floor skyscraper in Philadelphia that suffered
  a severe fire on February 23, 1991. The fire started on the 22nd floor
  and raged for 18 hours, gutting eight floors and causing an estimated
  $100 million in direct property loss. 1   2   3   It was later described
  by Philadelphia officials as "the most significant fire in this century".

  The fire caused window breakage, cracking of granite, and failures of
  spandrel panel connections. 4   Despite the severity and duration of the
  fire, as evidenced by the damage the building sustained, no part of the
  building collapsed.

Gopiballava Flaherty wrote:

On Mar 14, 2013, at 11:31 AM, Jake <jake at spaz.org> wrote:

> hopefully nobody on this list thinks that three steel skyscraper can 
> just all collapse into their own footprints, because two of them were 
> hit with planes.

I think that what you describe would be unlikely, yes.

However, large and barely controlled fires followed by collapses that went 
outside the buildings footprints - which is a more accurate description of 
9/11 - are somewhat more plausible.

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