Independent Investigators Release Suppressed Blueprints of Destroyed World Trade Center Tower

Scans of original drawings of the North Tower of the World Trade Center have been published online by a coalition of independent 9/11 researchers and journalists.

Berkeley, CA (PRWEB) March 27, 2007 -- A coalition of independent 9/11 investigators and journalists today announced the online publication of a set of original blueprints of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The set is composed of over 200 never-before-published drawings, including plans, elevations, and details, given to physicist Dr. Steven E. Jones by an individual interested in a more complete analysis. Groups presenting the plans include Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, 9-11 Research, and Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. A multi-resolution drawing viewer for the blueprints is located at 9-11 Research (

Richard Gage, AIA, Architect, the founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, said, "We cannot truly understand what happened in these historical structural failure events when we are not allowed access to the construction documents." Gage believes that, given the profound differences in the official collapse theories, the need for more investigation is clear. "First they come up with the "pancake theory", then they changed it to the "column failure theory". We don't believe that either of those theories are supported by the available evidence."

Since the 9/11 attacks, numerous groups and individuals have challenged the official explanation that the Twin Towers experienced total structural collapse due to a combination of aircraft impact and fire damage. Challengers assert that the WTC Towers were destroyed by pre-planted explosives, rather than fires and impact damage.

"The only theory that is supported by the evidence is controlled demolition with explosives," Gage says. "You could never get a collapse event of that speed through 80 floors of intact steel structure. The laws of physics simply don't allow it."

The most recent version of the official explanation has been supplied by the three-year multi-million-dollar study of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which abandoned the earlier truss-failure-based "pancake" theory proposed by FEMA's 2002 Building Performance Study in favor of a theory of "global collapse" induced by a chain of events including impact column damage, dislodging of fireproofing, floor sagging, and "column instability".

Although NIST's 2005 Final Report (PDF) did not explain how collapse initiation led to global collapse, in 2006 it responded to some aspects of the demolition theory in a Frequently Asked Questions sheet. NIST blamed the speeds of the failures on the momentum of the falling top portions of the buildings, stating that "the momentum . . . so greatly exceeded the strength capacity of the structure below, that it was unable to stop or even to slow the falling mass. The downward momentum felt by each successive lower floor was even larger due to the increasing mass."

Dr. Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, Jim Hoffman, and others responded to the FAQ on websites and via emails, but received no more communication from NIST.

The release of the blueprints is believed to be the first public presentation of a significant number of detailed architectural drawings of the destroyed skyscrapers. In 2002, lead FEMA investigator Gene Corley of the American Society of Civil Engineers was denied access to the plans by the Port Authority until he agreed to sign a waiver stating that his group would not use the blueprints to sue the agency. Corley and other officials testifying before a House Science Committee inquiry into the collapse drew angry comments from members of Congress regarding the withholding of the blueprints and the removal and scrapping of approximately 80% of structural steel from the debris pile without examination by any fire experts.

Another expert at the hearings, Glenn Corbett, a fire science expert from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, stated, "The lack of significant amounts of steel for examination will make it difficult, if not impossible, to make a definitive statement as to the specific cause and chronology of the collapse." Investigators at the time stated that they did not have the authority to preserve the wreckage as evidence.

Public access to blueprints of the three destroyed skyscrapers - the Twin Towers and WTC Building 7 - has been a long-standing goal of the 9/11 research community. The inability to access data on the structural design of the buildings has been an impediment to further investigation of the theory, these researchers say. One goal they have is to remodel the collapses and see if NIST's findings can be replicated.

"A key element of the scientific method is reproducibility - can others repeat the experiment and get the same results?" Jim Hoffman said, investigator and creator of . "Without the original data, findings cannot be examined scientifically. Even the most prominent scientists and engineers in history have made mistakes. But without the ability to try to replicate others' findings, we might keep on making the same mistakes over and over."

Groups releasing the plans cite support for the demolition theory in their organizations and elsewhere by a variety of professionals including structural and civil engineers, architects, and physicists. Supporters point to several features which they say cannot be explained by a gravity-driven collapse, including the speed, symmetry, explosiveness, thoroughness of pulverization, and totality of these events, and numerous reports of molten metal pools in the debris piles.

The research of physicist Steven E. Jones has focused on the molten metal pools found in basement areas under rubble piles of the Twin Towers and Building 7. He states in his paper "Why Indeed Did the World Trade Center Buildings Completely Collapse," that the observations of molten metal "are consistent with the use of high-temperature cutter charges such as thermite . . . routinely used to melt / cut / demolish steel."

Neither of the government-sponsored engineering studies of the Twin Towers' destruction - FEMA's and NIST's - disclose core column dimensions - dimensions now apparent in the blueprints. Hoffman believes these studies minimized the strength of the cores and their structural role, as did the Commission Report. "The Commission Report denied the existence of the core columns," he says, "describing each Tower's structural core as 'a hollow steel shaft.'"

Hoffman says that the newly released blueprints show what analysis of independent investigators have long held on the basis of construction photographs and scattered reports in journals, such as the Engineering News Record, from the era of the Towers' construction: "The Towers contained 47 large core columns, more than a dozen of which retained dimensions of 54 x 22 inches through the 66th floor, and tapered in stages on higher floors. The core columns around the South Tower's crash zone were about twice as heavy as those in the North Tower's crash zone."

Hoffman's associate editor, Gregg Roberts, sees the NIST Final Report as a whitewash. "The refusal by NIST to fully disclose its computer models, its assumptions, and the conflicts of interest of the many defense contractors who assisted in this whitewash of an investigation reveal the true intentions behind the Report."

Groups investigating the Towers' destruction also cite the case of the collapse of WTC Building 7. In 2004, during the 9/11 Commission hearings, the 9/11 Family Steering Committee asked of the Commission, "On 9/11, no aircraft hit WTC 7. Why did the building fall at 5:20 PM that evening?"

The group formed in the fall of 2001 to demand an independent investigation into the attacks. However, 70 percent of the questions were either not sufficiently addressed or not addressed at all by the Commission. NIST has not yet released a final report on the proposed cause for the collapse of WTC 7, nor did the Commission mention that building in its Final Report. The newly released blueprints do not include WTC 7, built 10 years after the main World Trade Center complex.

Jones has described the type of investigation he would like to see. He states in his paper, "A truly independent, cross-disciplinary, international panel should be formed. Such a panel would consider all viable hypotheses, including the pre-positioned-explosives theory, guided not by politicized notions and constraints, but rather by observations and calculations, to reach a scientific conclusion."

Critics of the Bush Administration's secretive policies have claimed that the alternative accounts of the attack have thrived in part because of the lack of information such as the WTC blueprints.

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If I could
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Me too

This is so big.
I bet this treasure will completely shred whatever's left of NIST's findings. Better start ironing a lot of orange jumpsuits.

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Core and Elevator Relationship

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The relationship of the elevators and the buildings cores are critical in this investigation- something the plans make quite clear.

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Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth...

Has a very nice sound to it :-)



Just to add a couple more links for BLUEPRINTS !!!

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"Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth...

"has a very nice sound to it"

Yes, it sure does. I've been pushing for this kind of thing for over a year now. I hope they're able to recruit more and more of them. That's all that's missing, and it's sure nice to see that gap starting to get filled.

Speaking of GAPS, FEMA and NIST sure left a big one - didn't even address the actual occurance of "collapse" itself, offering only a hypothesis as to the causal mechanism of collapse initation only.

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Thanks for the mirrors.

Like the Diebold memos, it's best to keep the info flowing out there so it can't be taken away.

Incriminating Diebold's memos were leaked and the corporation threatened everyone hosting them with lawsuits. Some did take them down, like a university where they were posted, but others refused, like Indymedia (their servers were siezed soon after in Europe) and Kucinich, who put them on his own website. Once that happened, they were out for good.

But that was only a bump in the road and we are still stuck with a fake voting system. The overt and fascistic levels of secrecy and cover-up around 9/11 is nearly matched in the voting machine situation. It's all part of an information war.


Jim and Gregg: a big congrats to ya both!! Month by month, week by week, day by day, progress is being made. No doubt, this breakthrough will only lead to even more credible scientific analysis on the side of the truth.
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...............70+ stories of massive core columns providing resistance. Second the top 30 floors of the south tower collapsing,and on a 23 degree angle only to explode into powder means only one thing.
You can fool the fans ,but not the players.

can I say one thing?

Freakin' Potato Chips Yo!
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nuff said. who needs architects and engineers when you have unfrozen caveman cop actors?


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Pancakes? Potato Chips?

...All this disinfo is making me hungry....

What next, "Crumble Cake"?

Crumble Cake?

too much heaviness
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Scale Model 9/11 Re-enactment anyone?

Besides the obvious, a computer 3D model...How about building an actual scale model from these blueprints and re-create what happened on 9/11, according to the official government story, and see if the building falls?
Better yet, pre-install explosives in the model (or a seperate model) to see how the building comes down in a scaled down controlled demolition?


You only have to describe how the building could have possibly becgan to collapse.... the rest is inconsequential.

Resistance and Physics and all that junk do not need to be modeled
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So the government has yet to prove how, in fact, the WTC buildings collapsed on 9/11?
Regardless, It'd be worth it just to get it filmed and documented to go alongside a new computer model.
It'd be expensive...The original scale model of the WTC by Yamasaki, I believe, is still at the NYC skyscraper museum in BPC. That model recently underwent a pricey restoration in the neighborhood of $60K to $100K if I'm not mistaken. So, to build a model made out of structural steel would take some serious funding. Donation drive? Rich truthers' co-op?

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His bio is on his site -

Yes, Dr Jones did his post-doctoral research at Los Alamos Meson Physics Facility in the 1970s . . . about THIRTY YEARS ago! C'omon.

He has stated that he has had no affiliations with them since then and so would have no "clearance" abilities with them.

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So what? 1993 is still over 10 years ago.

It's like the stuff that most people trying to promote disinfo do, say that if you are a professional working in a research setting that recieves government grants, then you are a "spook." All academic research relies on government grants. Far worse is academic research relying on corporate money! Seriously. That's the direction we are headed. UC Berkeley is teaming up with corporations doing genetics and a lot of people are very angry about that.

But to try to look for any type of affiliation with some "dark" government agency of academic researchers in the sciences as evidence of anything is really just openly trying to smear someone with zero evidence. And generally this is what people do who want to disrupt the efforts, not grow them.

On top of that, it discourages people from joining the movement when they see others being treated to smearing and paranoia against those working in the sciences with no evidence whatsoever.

If you have a question for Dr. Jones, just ask him.

I've written a research paper on disinformation

Hi Mr. “Disinformationalist”

This tactic is known as the "third level of disinformation". Ad-hominem attacks, subclass: "poisoning the well".

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