NIST to Release Report on WTC 7 via Public Webcast - Thurs, Aug 21st
After nearly 7 years, NIST is finally releasing it's report on World Trade Center 7, the 47-story steel frame and concrete building that totally collapsed at 5:20 pm on September 11, 2001. According to preliminary statements recently made by NIST, their "working hypothesis" indicates structural failure, not controlled demolition. If you don't know about this building yet, check out a compilation of video clips of its collapse and interviews with witnesses, and see if you believe NIST:
Also, an hour before WTC 7 collapsed Aaron Brown of CNN said "We are getting information now that one of the other buildings, building 7, in the World Trade Center complex is on fire and has either collapsed or is collapsing" (that's building 7 smoking behind him)
Twenty minutes before it collapsed, Jane Standley of the BBC said it HAD collapsed, while WTC 7 can be clearly seen still standing in the background behind her- then the feed was lost some minutes before it actually went down.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 18, 2008 CONTACT:
NIST to Release Report and Recommendations from Investigation of World
Trade Center Building 7
*** Agency Will Hold Public Webcast on August 21 ***
Gaithersburg, Md. -- The Commerce Department's National Institute of
Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold a media briefing and live
public webcast on Aug. 21, 2008, in Gaithersburg, Md., on the findings
and recommendations from its building and fire safety investigation of
the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7). WTC 7 was a
47-story building that fell nearly seven hours after the World Trade
Center (WTC) towers collapsed following the terrorist attacks of Sept.
The NIST WTC 7 report will present the probable collapse sequence for
the building and will provide recommendations for improving building
and fire safety in other buildings similar to WTC 7. The draft WTC 7
investigation report released at the briefing will be open for public
comment through noon Eastern Daylight Time on Sept. 15, 2008.