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Former Chief of NIST's Fire Science Division Calls for Independent Review of World Trade Center


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Aug 22, 2007
Former Chief of NIST's Fire Science Division Calls for Independent Review of World Trade Center
— Alan Miller

James Quintiere, Ph.D., former Chief of the Fire Science Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has called for an independent review of NIST’s investigation into the collapses of the World Trade Center Towers on 9/11.

Original Content at
August 21, 2007

My Letter to Stu Bykofsky was published!

In response to Mr. Bykofsky's scumbag comments on the necessity of 'a new 9/11".

Here's the link, second letter on the page:

I am sure that this e-mail is not the first you've received in reply to your little article calling for a new 9/11 so Americans will get behind Dick Cheney's war crimes. Surely you understand that 9/11 was facilitated not by Muslim fanatic religious extremists, but by the CIA and criminal elements at the highest levels of the American government. Osama bin Laden did not issue the NORAD standdown, disallowing the scrambling of fighter jets to shoot down the supposedly hijacked planes, nor did Mohammed Atta order the demolition of WTC 7. Terrorism by nature is political manipulation. Calling for murderous atrocities on American soil a la 9/11 is an act of terrorism in and of itself. How shameful of you to call for war crimes against humanity.

Jason Jensen


MSNBC/MTP - Carlson says Giuliani acts like he kept a "third tower from falling."

Well, perhaps someone should enlighten Margaret Carlson.
There was, in fact, a third building that did fall on 9/11. WTC 7 | WTC7 The Smoking Gun of 9/11

In case the video isn't embedded, here is the direct url:

My first Documentary-Please watch

A documentary filled with facts, evidence, video clips, news clips, pictures, music, witness and expert testimony on the events of 9/11 pertaining to WTC-7, also known as The Solomon Brothers Building.

The NIST Report on World Trade Center 7: What Will It Reveal?

(this is just a draft -zbh)

First, the basics:

World Trade Building Seven was a 47 storey steel-framed highrise building that made up part of the New York skyline until September 11, 2001. In fact, on that terrible day, no passenger jet struck building 7. To be fair, WTC 7 was a good 350 feet from the North Tower, the closest of the Twin Towers. Nestled between the North Tower and building 7 were WTC 5 and 6. These were not tall buildings, probably no more than 30 storeys combined. They were pounded with falling debris from the destruction of the Twin Towers, and yet, at the end of the day, these two buildings, part of a circle of seven standing buildings surrounding the compact debris pile of WTC 7, proved to be stronger than the building that housed NY's Office of Emergency Management, the NY CIA station's offices, the Secret Services NY offices, the Securities and Exchange Commissions offices, and so on.

World Trade Building 7 fell to the earth at around 5:20 PM on 9/11. The characteristic failure of the buildings structural supports was fairly unusual; I will list some of them:

1. The Building 'Collapsed' Suddenly:

The 6.5 Second Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7

In this short documentary-style video, I outline the mathematics and science of WTC7 as it relates to its uniform 6.5 second collapse at 5:20 pm on the evening of September 11th. I also briefly touch upon the government analyses conducted by FEMA and NIST, and I compare the collapse to known controlled demolitions and similar steel structures with fire and/or structural damage. Additional info that the viewer may find applicable is that more than half of the diesel fuel was recovered by the two largest underground storage tanks post-collapse (documented by FEMA), and that fires on the north, west, and east sides of the building did not appear to be out of control. In the intro to the vid, the BBC field reporter mysteriously digitizes out of the conversation minutes before WTC7's collapse, after having prematurely reported its collapse 20 minutes before it occured (with the building standing behind the field reporter in plain sight). Also interesting to note, if the hypothesis of NIST is true, then controlled demolition crews only have to weaken one core column in a skyscraper to perfectly implode it.

RE: WTC7 Corner

This video was made by Steve Spak of the FDNY. It contains close-up shots of WTC7's infamous corner along with shots of WTC1&2's sliced core columns.
For background see:
Direct link to .iso image:

PS: lots of interesting things in the footage ->

Researcher's Analysis of al Qaeda Images Reveals Surprises

I came across this article about software that is being used to identify video or photos that have been edited, and immediately thought of the WTC7 corner picture. I wonder what that photo would show when analyzed with this software.

About that WTC7 Corner Shot...

This is a follow up to a blog entry from back in April, that called on 9/11 researchers to petition NIST to provide a copy of the source file for the infamous WTC7 corner shot that was used in the "Part IIC - WTC 7 Collapse" section of the "NIST Response to the World Trade Center Disaster".

At least one FOIA request was initiated, but unfortunately, NIST was unable to comply. It turns out that the digital file embedded in the PDF/PPT presentation is all they have, according to a telephone conversation with Catherine Fletcher of NIST. (The person who filed the FOIA request spoke with Fletcher.) This raises some questions.

Did anyone at NIST check the EXIF data for this photo (which appears to be missing from the PDF copy) which would indicate a time-stamp and other details essential for provenance? Shouldn't this be standard procedure? Can anyone go ahead and submit "evidence" to NIST and not have to worry about ever having to provide an original?

Anyhow, the call goes out again to 9/11 researchers to petition the NYPD for a copy of the original source file, with intact EXIF data, which should lay to rest speculation that the photo was altered in any way. If you have contacts at the NYPD, please use them.

198 mpeg's are now available on bittorrent

Big thanks to Arie in the Netherlands for mailing me a large set of footage, casual inspection of just a few vids revealed lots of interesting things...
Since nobody wants to click on 198 torrents, I made a zip of all of them available here: if you want to pick individual videos see Please seed whatever you download indefinitely... I will seed forever, but I am rate-limited at 64k upstream, so if you have 200G to spare please help insure this evidence continues to be available by permanently seeding it. I had posted a subset of this on CC but inexplicably it's been removed. ThePirateBay is a better solution as they do not honor takedown notices (see or for a laugh).

Currently one of the two seeds is on a fast university connection so now is a good time to download.

If you are new to torrents, it's really easy...
1. download and install or
2. download and unzip

The Collapse of a 47-Story Building - WTC7

At 5:20 p.m. on the evening of September 11th, 2001, the Salomon Brothers Building, also known as 7 World Trade Center (WTC7), the northernmost building on the World Trade Center complex, uniformly collapsed in 6.5 seconds. It produced a rubble pile with a radius similar its original dimensions and approximately seven stories tall [1].

Missing Steel

This is a simple, single-issue, undebunkable flyer i've been working on for a while now.

The WTC7 structural steel from FEMA 403, Appendix C hasn't been seen since 2002.
and this is AFTER the 'swiss cheese' appearance of it led the NY Times reporters to
call it "perhaps the deepest mystery uncovered in the investigation".

So i made a 'MISSING' flyer, similar to a missing person flyer but all about the steel.

I've contacted WPI, NIST, ARA, the NY Times, etc. and none of them seem to care.

I've contacted most of the Truthers whom i respect and none of THEM seem to care either.
(w/ the rare and gratifying exception of Richard Gage @

I even contacted, and got the same response that i got from NIST and
the Times. that is to say, none.

So after years on the sidelines i've gotten a 911blogger account to see if i can put it up myself.

Missing Steel

"But WTC 7 had structural damage, that is why it collapsed!"

Is anybody else getting sick of the, "WTC 7 had structural damage" argument. Look at these two pictures. One is of the Federal building in OKC, it is almost half-way gone and yet it did not collapse. The Damage to WTC 7 does not even come close, yet it fell onto itself in 6.5 seconds. So how did WTC 7 fall? Structural damage...? I don't think so.

Absolutely demolished, yet still standing

Not even a significant percentage of the building is demolished, and as anyone with a 5th grade education knows if this building collasped due to this structural damage than it should have fallen towards the wound, not straight down in 6.5 seconds.

"Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable."

-John F. Kennedy

Rosie O'Donnell continues to speak out about WTC 7

Posted by ro on July 21st at 11:04pm in ask ro

marc writes:

rosie: u dont like the war? your choice! but you’re a disgraceful apologist for terrorists when u dispute the tower collapse! jet fuel on fire warps steel; joists weakened; floors pancaked! be smart!

Rosie writes:

wake up
watch building 7 fall
see 4 urself

Michael Hess interviewed by In Memoriam?

I am sure there are people out there who have seen this film. I have just been doing research, actually not about Barry Jennings or Michael Hess, and came across this interview with Michael Hess done by HBO's documentary In Memoriam. The thing is, while it is listed on the site, both links to watch it (as well as all the links for all the videos) failed for me. Can anyone else see it?

Go to the interactive site.
Click on 911 and go to staff interviews. Michael Hess is pictured fourth from the left on the top row of pictures. I can't watch the interview. Can anyone? If not, we should write to HBO and try to obtain that interview. It COULD be telling.