Leaked NIST Docs: “Unusual” Event Before Collapse Of WTC 7

Paul Joseph Watson & Aaron Dykes
Prison Planet
Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Leaked confidential NIST documents concerning the investigation into the collapse of WTC 7, the 47-storey skyscraper that was not hit by a plane but imploded in under seven seconds on 9/11, reveal that an "unusual" event preceded the collapse of the building - a "jet of flames" that shot out of several windows after most of the fire had already died down.

The documents - entitled Confidential and Predecisonal Document NIST Report on Building 7 - form the preamble for a long-awaited final verdict on what caused a structurally reinforced building to fall like a controlled demolition despite suffering relatively minimal fire damage.

Chapter 1: WTC 7 Visual Evidence, Damage Estimates, and Timeline Analysis (William Pitts) is a thorough analysis of window fires by video and picture evidence, which concludes that all major fires before floors 7 and 13 died out prior to collapse.

The report states, "At 4:38 p.m. all of the windows between 13-44A and 13-47C were open, and the fires responsible for opening the windows had died down to the point where they could no longer be observed."

"Just prior to the collapse of the building at 5:20:52 p.m. a jet of flames was pushed from windows in the same area. The event that caused this unusual behavior has not been identified."

The report describes the nature of fires from floors 7-13 and also states, "With the exception of the fires on the 19th, 22nd, 29th, and 30th floors discussed at the start of this section, there is essentially no direct visual evidence of fires on other floors of WTC 7."

The photographs displayed in the report, many of which have never been seen before, do not show any other damage to the building than the small fires from floors 7-13 and the relatively minimal "scoop" observed on the lower right-hand west face of the building.

What could have caused this "jet of flames" to shoot out of windows immediately prior to the collapse of the building? The decompression force of a series of explosives or an incendiary device?

The leaked documents precede a BBC hit piece documentary which airs on July 6th and is set to claim that WTC 7 was the first steel-framed building in history to suffer a complete collapse from fire damage alone - a scientific impossibility.

As we reported on Monday, Deputy Director, Emergency Services Department, New York City Housing Authority Barry Jennings, who was trapped inside Building 7, reported explosions going off and witnessing dead bodies before the collapse of either of the twin towers.

We will be combing through the lengthy NIST documents over the course of the next few days to pick out more irregularities and potential smoking guns over the next few days - stay tuned. Feel free to e mail us with any interesting discoveries of your own.


Who leaked them?

Is there any indication where these documents came from? I don't have word, so I can only open them in "Text Edit..." I can see the .png files, but they don't have any indicators either... Can someone convert these to .pdf files?

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?



"confidential and predecisional document, June 26, 2008"

The document is marked "confidential and predecisional document, June 26, 2008".

I'll have to read it carefully before I comment on it. This is great that it was leaked, but it will also be interesting to compare the final version with the leaked version by researchers.

"The amount of visual material from September 11 was immense. Well in excess of 7,000 photographs, representing more than 200 photographers, and over 300 hours of video, from professional organizations and over 40 individuals, on nearly 150 separate tapes were assembled and logged... It would have been impossible to effectively use the vast amount of visual material collected for the Investigation without some means of organizing and cataloging the material. An approach was adopted in which all collected visual materials judged to be relevant to the Investigation were converted to digital format (if necessary) and saved in a large digital data base. Section 2.5 in NIST NCSTAR 1-5A includes details about the digital data base and preparation of materials for inclusion."

And yet this material has been withheld from the public for close to 8 years now. In fact, there is a petition for the release of these materials.

"FDNY communications and discussions from the early afternoon of September 11th show that commanders were concerned about a possible collapse of WTC 7 due to damage that it suffered from the falling debris and the fires that were beginning to grow within the building. Orders were given for FDNY personnel to pull back from the immediate vicinity, even though firefighters were close to and even entered the building as late as 2:30 p.m. Later in the afternoon many news agencies reported that WTC 7 was in imminent danger of collapse based on emergency responder reports."
page 39

This is interesting. And how did the fire department know that the building was in "imminent danger" of collapse. How did they reach this judgment, and based on what evidence? Keep this in mind, NIST is asserting (I don't believe this is true), that the Fire department was responsible for the BBC and other news agencies jumping the gun on the WTC7 collapse before it happened. Where is the evidence that Fire Department originated the idea that the building was going to collapse? Don't forget, that they were ordered to leave the building, so this is probably related. The relevant question is WHO gave that order to pull out, and based on what information was the tower in "imminent danger" of collapsing?

"Additional supporting evidence that large and heavy debris did not reach WTC 7 from the collapse of WTC 2 is that the roofs of WTC 5 and WTC 6, which were in between WTC 2 and WTC 7 did not sustain substantial damage based on review of photographs and videos taken from above these buildings after the collapse of WTC 2.. The available imagery suggests that while the dust cloud and light debris that reached WTC 7 from the collapse of WTC 2 was sufficient to break out windows that were directly impacted, there was insufficient impact to cause meaningful structural damage. The absence of visible smoke and fire make it likely that no fires were ignited in the building as a result of the collapse."
pages 45, 50

In other words, the first tower collapse did not significantly impact WTC 7, aside from a few broken windows.
Arabesque: 911 Truth

An 'unusual event'?

In other words, something EXPLODED or BLEW UP. Who would ever imagine such a thing?

This "unusual" event is

This "unusual" event is simply amazing.

"Figure 1 146 shows a longer distance shot of the north face of WTC 7 shot from the same location as Figure 1 144. This video clip was recorded many minutes later than Figure 1 144 as is evident by the change in the shadow on the white building in the foreground. It is believed that the clip was recorded within a couple of minutes of the WTC 7 collapse at 5:20:52 p.m. At this time flames are barely visible on the 13th floor at roughly the same location as in Figure 1 144. Very heavy dark smoke is visible rising along the east side of the building. There is also considerable smoke passing across the north face. The source of this smoke is not immediately obvious.

During the clip that Figure 1 146 was taken from the camera zoomed in on the same area shown in Figure 1 144. Very heavy smoke was visible rising from near the northwest corner. Suddenly, several pulses of jet flames several stories high were pushed out of one of a window near 13-54B on the 13th floor. These pulses continued for about 6 s. Figure 1 147 shows a frame captured during one of the pulses. The amount of smoke on the face increased dramatically at the same time. This is the only time that this unusual behavior was observed for WTC 7. Similar behaviors observed during the fire in the WTC towers (NCSTAR-1-5A) were attributed to internal pressure pulses generated by events such as local collapses within the buildings. Since the time for this particular event is unknown, it is not possible to associate it a known event within WTC 7."

Figure 1 146. This frame taken from video clip shot from the northeast shows the of the north face of WTC 7. The exact time for this video clip is unknown, but it is estimated to have been taken within a few minutes of the WTC 7 collapse at 5:20:52 p.m. The intensity levels were adjusted.

"Similar behaviors observed during the fire in the WTC towers (NCSTAR-1-5A) were attributed to internal pressure pulses generated by events such as local collapses within the buildings." - I can only assume that they are talking about the squibs from WTC 1 and 2. However, this comparison is nonsense considering that the squibs in WTC 1 and 2 were a) debris not fire; b) went out horizontally, not vertically up; c) were occuring when there was global collapse not pre-collapse. Therefore there is no similarity. There is similarity however to the WTC 2 event that produced molten metal streaming out of the tower. While there is no molten metal seen in WTC 7, the very bright (thousands of degree's temperature?) flames are accompanied by light, white smoke and occured very close to the total collapse of the structure. A logical conclusion here is that this is thermate/thermite!

We must get hold of the CBS Video that this is sourced from. I looked for it but can't find it. This must be a top priority.

PS: Why is this not on the front page!


Because the legitimacy of the documents is in doubt.

Do these people deserve to know how and why their loved ones were murdered? Do we deserve to know how and why 9/11 happened?

I can see that, however, if

I can see that, however, if the picture above is real and/or the video can be found this is a tremendous find - whether the documents are real or not.

I believe this is the

I believe this is the discussed video, I don't have it from CBS, but found it in an internet video clip from FOX News: