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World Trade Center Destruction Forensics

Despite being the core of the attack, the fraudulence of the official story of the collapses of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7 is afforded relatively less attention than other aspects of the attack.

Sites With Original Analysis on WTC Destruction Forensics

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Journal of 9/11 Studies
This journal is edited by Prof Steven Jones and Kevin Ryan, two of the preeminent scholars challenging the official explanation of the World Trade Center collapses.
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Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth
This website features the work of an association of architects, engineers, and affiliates organized by Richard Gage, a member of the American Institute of Architects. Gage, with his expertise as architect involved in the design of large steel-framed structures, began giving detailed talks on the three WTC high-rise "collapses" starting in early 2007.
full-featured websiteanalysis of WTC 1, 2, and 3 Destruction
9/11:Speak Out
This website by the physics instructor David Chandler contains a concise summary of the reasons for questioning the official story of 9/11, a list of resources of various skeptics of that story, and an index of Chandler's own analysis. The section of the front page entitled "My Own Two Cents Worth: Applying Basic Physics to the Evidence" lists and summarizes Chandler's original articles and videos -- clear and well-reasoned pieces focusing on the physics of the destruction of the WTC skyscrapers.
summary and index of articlesrecommended resources and original analysis of WTC destruction
This site by mechanical engineer Gordon Ross contains detailed analysis of how the Twin Towers came down and how the characteristics of those events indicate demolition.
illustrated pagesTwin Towers' destruction
Help to Assist in Understanding the Demolitions of the World Trade Center Twin Towers
This site, created by a naval structural engineer in France, examines the destruction of the Twin Towers from a common-sense perspective, employing technical analysis and metaphorical imagery, to refute the collapse theories articulated by professor Z P Bazant and K A Seffen, and, more generally, NIST.
illustrated pagesTwin Towers destruction
This site is exclusively about the case of the total collapse of WTC 7, blamed by the government on fires.
illustrated pagesBuilding 7 collapse
This website has an extensive 9-11 section that includes rich archives of evidence about the event -- such as physical evidence pertaining to the destruction of the WTC buildings.
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This site documents the Lifting the Fog Conference -- a one-day academic conference using the scientific method to examine the causes of the World Trade Center destruction and the environmental and health impacts.
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This site by C. Thurston provides a concise but thorough overview of the case for the demolition of the World Trade Center skyscrapers, and examines the role of memes in maintaining the official story. For example, the article Explosion or Collapse? The Semantics of Deception and the Significance of Categories shows that the framing of the destruction of the Twin Towers as "collapses" pre-empts their objective analysis.
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This website has appeared in at least two different versions at different free hosting sites. It had the first comprehensive exposures of omissions and fraud in official reports abut the WTC collapses, particularly FEMA's study. The site contains engineering articles relating to the WTC collapses, a detailed damage-assessment article on the Pentagon crash, articles on other 9/11/01 topics such as the apparent military stand-down, and articles on Palestine. The site first lived at www.nerdcities.com/guardian/. 911Research posted its partial cache of the site when it disappeared in late April of 2003. The site re-appeared with updated content in December 2003 at http://members.fortunecity.com/911/ , which subsequently disappeared, and at http://guardian.150m.com.
collection of original and marked-up articlesWTC collapse, Pentagon attack, stand-down, Palestine
This website contrasts the official myth of 9/11 with the reality revealed by the evidence. Like 911Research, 911Review covers evidence of demolition, but in much less detail. 9-11Review explores the role of disinformation, such as how the evidence of controlled demolition is hidden. It enumerates a number of erroneous arguments for demolition which serve as red herrings.
collection of original articlesWTC demolition, Pentagon attack, means, motive, disinformation
This simple and concise site focuses on experts and credible sources as evidence that the the attack was an inside job, with an emphasis on the controlled demolition of the Twin Towers and Buidling 7.
collection of pagesThe 9/11/01 attack, focusing on strong evidence
The site hosts a collection of articles by 'Leonard Spencer' which advance thoroughly discredited ideas about the WTC crashes. Serendipity.li established its bona fides before the 9/11/01 attack with articles exposing the fraudulence of the official accounts of TWA Flight 800 and the Oklahoma City Bombing. It was apparently the first site to assert that the Twin Towers were demolished, with an article by Peter Meyer appearing on 9/13/01: "The World Trade Center Bombing". The article grew to become the current centerpiece article: "The World Trade Center Demolition and the So-Called War on Terrorism" which mixes reasonably good analysis of the collapses with unsupported theories that the Pentagon was hit by a missile, that the North Tower was hit by a commuter jet, etc. Serendipity.li hosts articles with vehement anti-Semitism. Peter Meyer has participated in ad-hominem attacks against Jim Hoffman.
collection of original and contributed articlesWorld Trade Center collapse, Pentagon attack, government corruption, imperialism

Classic Articles Exposing the WTC Demolition

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Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse? (PDF)
This draft for a chapter in a forthcoming book has instantly achieved classic status because of the attention it has garnered thanks to the credentials of its author, Dr. Steven Jones. A physics professor for 20 years, Jones enumerates several features of the 'collapses' of the Twin Towers and Building 7 -- symmetry, the absence of a single historical precedent of fire-induced total collapse of such steel-framed buildings, reports of molten metal in the rubble, horizontal puffs of dust, and many other features seen only in controlled demolitions.
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The Destruction of the World Trade Center: Why the Official Account Cannot Be True
This talk by theologian David Ray Griffin, given to audiences in New York City in October of 2005, is a comprehensive run-down of the evidence of controlled demolition of the Word Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7. Griffin includes a number of excerpts from the oral histories of emergency responders, which had been released only a few months earlier.
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Muslims Suspend Laws of Physics! by J. McMichael
Published in November, 2001, this article examines the physics of hydrocarbon fires and steel, and exposes the absurdity of the popular myth that the WTC fires melted the towers' columns.
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Muslims Suspend Laws of Physics! Part II by J. McMichael
Addresses arguments that the fires needed only soften the steel (particularly that of the floor trusses) to precipitate the collapse scenario.
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How Strong Is The Evidence For A Controlled Demolition?
This article, once named "Collapse Update" was the first clear exposition of the explosive features of the destruction of the Twin Towers, authored by Jeff King (AKA PlaguePuppy). It uses photos and videos of the destruction of the Towers to walk the reader through specific aspects of the event. The page contains several of the videos now in the 9-11 Research video archive. That page links to another by Jeff King, The Strange Collapse of the Spire, which contains some interesting speculation and some unsupported conclusions, such as that the North Tower spire turned to dust.
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Pages with Analysis of the WTC Destruction

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Energetic Examination of the Collapse of the North Tower of the WTC
This paper examines the sources and sinks of energy in the collapse of the North Tower.
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'Science' at the Service of an Empire
This concise article exposes the central flaw of NIST's report on the Twin Towers: its avoidance of any explanation of the actual collapses by truncating both its timeline and the portion of the Towers modeled.
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Taking a Closer Look: Hard Science and the Collapse of the World Trade Center
This article gives an excellent overview of the evidence that the World Trade Center skyscrapers could not have collapsed due to the jet impacts and fires, and concludes that they must have been destroyed through controlled demolition.
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Why Did the Trade Center Skyscrapers Collapse?
This article gives a broad summary of problems with the official account of the collapse of the World Trade Center towers, but combines it with flawed analysis of the jetliner crashes to suggest that none of the four commandeered jetliners crashed where reported. Our review of his article points out minor errors in his collapse analysis and refutes the points he makes against the crashes of the jetliners at the WTC, the Pentagon, and in Pennsylvania. The article has received considerable press, apparently because its author, Morgan Reynolds, is professor emeritus at Texas A&M University and former director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis headquartered in Dallas, TX.
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How did the twin towers fall? Questions remain
This page contains some detailed analysis on the NIST investigation and report.
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Sites Covering WTC Collapse and Coverup

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This site, maintained by Mike Rivero, is updated daily with links to articles in the mainstream media about subjects including 9/11/01. It has a substantial set of original articles on 9/11/01, including about the World Trade Center demolition. The WTC demolition articles have some good analysis, but also promote errors, such as the idea that seismic spikes preceded the 'collapses'. Rivero's page on the truss theory uncritically repeats fallacies of the official story, such as the idea that the trusses held up the flimsily-constructed perimeter walls.
daily commented links to current articlesWTC collapse, U.S. imperialism, NWO, disinformation
Skyscraper Safety Campaign
This website contains many articles with reasoned criticism of the official response to the total collapses of the World Trade Center skyscrapers. Rather than question the basic premise of the official story, most articles point to inadequacies in the investigations and call for the release of information.
collection of articlestracking investigations and aftermath of collapses
911pi.com (9-11 People's Investigation)
This defunct site had extensive forums on 9-11 issues.
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The American Free Press
This site broke several stories about the 9/11 coverup and in particular the treatment of the WTC site. It was also the source of several errors such as the Building 6 explosion myth and the idea that seismic spikes preceded the collapses of the Twin Towers. AFP promotes and is run from the same office as The Barnes Review, a Holocaust revision publication that suggests Adolf Hitler should have received the Nobel Peace Prize. See 911Review.com's page Holocaust Denial Versus 9/11 Truth.
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Sites Archiving Images of the WTC Attack

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World Trade Center
This site by Aman Zafar has an excellent series of high-resolution photographs of the fires, destruction, and dust of the World Trade Center taken from the west (across the Hudson). Some of Zafar's images are now archived in the World Trade Center photographs section of 911Research.
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Ground Zero Archive
This vast collection of photographs of Ground Zero was compiled from sets taken by workers at the site. It includes collections documenting the work of FEMA, FDNY, USAR, NYPD, and other agencies.
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Seeing the Horror
This site archives a series of high-resolution photographs showing the destruction of the Twin Towers and immediate aftermath. It includes several photographs by Bill Biggart, who was killed when the North Tower came down.
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This is Gulnara Samoilova's site. She took some of the most famous photographs of the attack, including one of the South Tower collapse while she stood less than 1000 feet from the building.
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World Trade Center Attack Memories and Photographs
This collection of photographs by Richard Lethin documents his view of the attack, first from his apartment at 5th Ave and 9th Street, and then as he walked south towards the Towers. Lethin captured the early parts of the North Tower's explosion with one of the most detailed sets of photographs. The film in his camera ran out about six seconds into the event.
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World Trade Center Damage Assessment
This set of pages archives several hundred photographs of Ground Zero, apparently from diverse sources.
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Steve Spak's Photography & Video Website!!
This is the website of Steve Spak, an eight-year member of the New York City Emergency, and documentarian of the work of New York City's FDNY and EMS. Spak is the source of one of the most comprehensive bodies of Ground Zero photography.
collections of photographsphotographs of Ground Zero and other disasters

Sites with structural data about WTC skyscrapers

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WTC Modeling and Simulation
This site provides detailed data on the structural systems -- primarily columns -- of the Twin Towers, extracted from the voluminous NIST Report on the Twin Towers.
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