WTC7: Corner damage confusion
I recently started mapping the damage on the south side of WTC7. With the recent discovery of the ABC footage that shows the top portion of Building 7 in detail and the photos of Steve Spak, Aman Zafar and NIST most of the damage/intact facade can now be mapped. The problem is that the Zafar photo contradicts the photos from NIST and the NIST photos seem to contradict each other.
One photo that is rarely presented but is in the NIST report is from Willie Cirone.
(this is highest quality version i found. It's from the NIST Report PDF, and saved as lossless PNG).
The angle is horrible but i tried to map the columns. First i strechted the image until it was more or less workable, the i drew lines, using the windows of the building as a guide. It seems that this picture too shows a lot of damage. In fact, it seems to show much more (deeper) damage than the NYPD picture of the SW corner that is in the NIST report too.
The location of the pieces sticking out seem to match with the pieces that are visible in the NYPD photo. They probably appear (much) larger in the straightened image than they really are. The approximate location however is the same.
But then there's the photo from Aman Zafar that shows the same portion of the corner intact. (go here for the ultra high resolution version)
So now we have three photos that all seem to show different damage to the SW corner. The damage and intact facade on the south side in the Aman Zafar photo do match up with the damage and facade in the Steve Spak photo. If both the Spak and Zafar photos are authentic it paints a whole different picture for the south side, where there indeed was a hole, but it near the SW corner and not in the middle where NIST needs it to be.