Originally Posted by rainforests1
das_nut, I'll give you credit. You're trying to refute what I say without resorting to name-calling. It's always nice to have conversations like that. I'd be curious what you say about this article. Wouldn't duration of the fire be a big issue as well?http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/wtc_fire.htm
duration of the fire in and of itself would have very little to do with whether or not it would cause the buildings to fall.
Neither of the bldgs you are comparing with the Towers was hit by a plane full of jet fuel traveling at 500 + mph.
The towers did not fall because of one particular event, it was a combination of events. Airplane hitting bldg, velocity of plane and resulting explosion would have weakened the supports over multiple floors.
Ensuing fire that engulfed multiple floors would have softened already weakend steal supports.
Softened steal supports unable to hold the weight of floors above, collapse. Creating a pancake effect as the upper floors drop, creating sudden expulsions of air pressure (windows/air exploding outward).
There are some very basic laws of physics that came into play on 911 which resulted in the collapse of the bldgs. Gravity being one of them.
I truly am sorry it is so hard for some people to grasp the resulting damage a plane traveling that fast will do to the inside of a bldg, you know like cutting through water lines, electric lines, etc. Not to mention how once an opening is created between floors how easy it would be for the fire to spread down/up...