NIST WTC 7 Investigation Finds Building Fires Caused Collapse
As indicated by statements made in preceding months, the NIST report on WTC 7 "finds" that fire is the sole cause of the collapse of WTC 7 and explosives had nothing to do with it. This is a draft report; "NIST welcomes comments on the draft report and recommendations—available online at http://wtc.nist.gov—received by noon Eastern Daylight Time on Sept.15, 2008. Comments (instructions for submission are available at http://wtc.nist.gov)"
I read this press release but have not read the 2 volume report, and probably will not; I don't have the background for understanding and sorting through what's in it. However, other 9/11 Truth researchers do, and they will likely be reporting soon on what they find, and then we can all check their findings against the NIST report and come to our own conclusions. Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice, Journal of 9/11Studies, AE911Truth.org and 911Research.WTC7.net are some researchers that addressed problems with the previous NIST report on WTC 1 & 2, and will likely be responding to this latest report.
Here's a compilation of video clips of the collapse of WTC 7 and eyewitness accounts of explosions, as well as being told the building would be coming down. Before 9/11 (and since) steel-framed sky-scrapers have never been completely demolished due to fire.
The fall of the 47-story World Trade Center building 7 (WTC 7) in New York City late in the afternoon of Sept. 11, 2001, was primarily due to fires, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today following an extensive, three-year scientific and technical building and fire safety investigation. This was the first known instance of fire causing the total collapse of a tall building, the agency stated as it released for public comment its WTC investigation report and 13 recommendations for improving building and fire safety.