4. FICTITIOUS DEBRIS DAMAGE
Chris SarnsEditor’s note: To this day, most people, including many architects and engineers, are not aware that a third skyscraper, World Trade Center Building 7, mysteriously collapsed along with the World Trade Center Twin Towers on September 11, 2001. The official report on this building’s collapse by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been challenged by many reputable and credentialed technical professionals. The NIST analysis has not undergone the rigors of scientific peer review – the typical pathway for validating significant scientific theories. Chris Sarns’ research appears in Dr. David Ray Griffin’s book titled
The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7. The studies below represent years of work by Chris Sarns in unraveling some of the most glaring inconsistencies and outright frauds in the NIST report on World Trade Center 7. He demonstrates that the NIST’s theory of the fire-induced collapse of Building 7 is faulty and misleading.
The destruction of this skyscraper on September 11 was truly unprecedented in the history of high-rise buildings. More than 1,900 architects and engineers at AE911Truth are demanding a new investigation.
Chris Sarns has also been deeply involved in the work of AE911Truth, where he provides his expertise on WTC 7.
Part 1 of Chris Sarns’ report, regarding the burned-out fire in WTC7, is available here.
Part 2 of Chris Sarns' report, examining NIST's claim of thermal expansion, is available here.
Part 3 of Chris Sarns' report, examining NIST's omission of shear studs in its WTC7 analysis, is available here.
Quotes from the NIST WTC7 report are shown in "brown"
The fictitious “10-story gouge” claimed early on by NIST in WTC 7's south face is exposed.
I first noticed the conundrum that suggested that the “10-story gouge” in the side of WTC7 could not have actually existed back on September 6, 2006 while “debating” with Ryan Mackey at the JREF forum:
"middle 1/4 to 1/3 width of the south face was gouged out from floor 10 to the ground"
"No heavy debris was observed in the lobby area as the building was exited, primarily white dust coating and black wires hanging from ceiling areas were observed" NIST June 2004 Progress Report, Appendix L p. 18 [pdf p. 22]
Obviously, debris large enough to create a 10-story gouge, 1/4 to 1/3 the width of the building, would have landed in the 1st floor lobby along with everything it brought down, including the 3rd floor lobby.