September 11, 2001:
A Thermographer's Experience at Ground Zero
Jersey Infrared Consultants
As practicing thermographers, we expect each day to provide new experiences and teach new lessons. September 11, 2001, taught every American a life-altering lesson. This paper presents an account of that day by an ordinary thermographer who was working across the street from the World Trade Center that morning and suddenly found herself in an extraordinary situation. This paper details the thermographer's thoughts and experiences while making the long journey home.
International Center For 9/11 Studies Releases FLIR Tape:
This is only the initial draft release and not all inclusive. I fully expect additions and corrections which I will periodically revise as new and better information surfaces.
http://911blogger.com/sites/default/files/WTC 1 36X42.pdf (for large format printing)
http://911blogger.com/sites/default/files/WTC 2 36X42.pdf (for large format printing)
I am incorrectly quoted (to put it mildly) in http://911booger.blogspot.com/2007/05/steven-jones-on-wtc-7-collapse-we.html :
"Steven Jones (above, left) admitted today that he and other 9/11 researchers "screwed up on the collapse time of WTC 7. We blew it."
No, I never said that. The blog goes on with its despicable misrepresentations, putting words in my mouth that I never said:
"Responding to the overnight controversy, Steven Jones announced this morning that WTC 7 did indeed take over 13 seconds to collapse. 'We screwed up. We had never seen the CBS video when we claimed that it took WTC 7 6.5 seconds to collapse. We only relied on the street video that does not show the Penthouses. By the time we saw the CBS video, we had so much invested in the 6.5-second collapse time, we could not disappoint our supporters who were successfully using the 6.5 free fall time to push 9/11 Truth. We just ignored the evidence.' "
An Open Letter to Inspector General Todd Zinser to investigate NIST Science Fraud
Investigate NIST Officials Shyam Sunder and John Gross
Summary: I am writing to urge immediate investigation of Shyam Sunder and John Gross of NIST for the following possible violations in their investigations of the destruction of the 3 WTC towers in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001: (1) waste, fraud and abuse, (2) making false and/or incompetent statements, (3) mismanagement, and (4) possible misprision of felonies.
COMPLETE LETTER (PDF) CLICK HERE
Aidan Monaghan of 911Blogger.com joins The Corbett Report to discuss his tireless efforts to uncover government documents about 9/11 via FOIA requests. We discuss some of the information he has uncovered and how others can follow in this fruitful area of research.
Anders Bjorkman is a structural engineer from France who became an early member of Richard Gage's AE911Truth. He had previously given speeches in his country to people whose children had seen footage of the Trade Towers’ destruction and were worried that buildings could collapse from the top down. He reassured these parents that this couldn’t happen and posted his presentation on his web site where it gradually developed.
Björkman became a formal critic of the “Progressive Collapse” or “Piledriver” theory promoted by Dr. Zdenek Bazant, a consultant for the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) in its work on 9-11. The Piledriver theory basically says that prolonged heating weakened the support columns of a single floor which caused the upper section to crush what was below it in a chain-reaction all the way to the bottom.
Letter to Editor, North County Times, published August 3, 2010
We have a federal agency showing disdain for the Freedom of Information Act. Dr. Patrick Gallagher, Director of National Institute for Standards and Technology, denied a request from structural engineer Ronald Brookman, who sought detailed structural analysis information gathered by NIST when they determined the cause of the World Trade Center Building 7 collapse. Gallagher's stated reason for denial was that releasing it "might jeopardize public safety."
What might jeopardize public safety is "not" allowing professionals in the building industry such as Mr. Brookman to independently study the NIST analysis of the highly anomalous building failure. A 47-story high-rise suddenly collapses straight down into its own footprint — highly anomalous.
"It Fell in Silence: The Collapse of World Trade Center 7"
Many Americans are unaware that three buildings within the World Trade Center complex fell on Sept 11, 2001. Located just 300 feet from the North Tower,World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7) was a forty-seven story steel framed building, which collapsed vertically in 6.5 seconds more than 6 hours after the collapse of the Twin Towers. Although the collapse of the towers was televised hundreds of times in the days following 9/11, the collapse of WTC 7 was seldom shown or discussed. The widely publicized 9/11 Commission Report fails to mention the collapse of WTC 7 in its 568 pages. Looking beyond the limited information provided by the mass media about the fall of WTC 7, a number of questions arise.
Director of NIST: Disclosure of WTC7 data "might jeopardize public safety"
FINDING REGARDING PUBLIC SAFETY INFORMATION
Pursuant to Section 7(d) of the National Construction Safety Team Act, I hereby find that the disclosure of the information described below, received by the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST"), in connection with its investigation of the technical causes of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and World Trade Center Building 7 on September 11,2001, might jeopardize public safety. Therefore, NIST shall not release the following information:
I interviewed structural engineer Anders Björkman at the AE911Truth press conference of February 19, 2010. Björkman discusses his objections to the “Progressive Collapse” or “Crush Down” theory of NIST’s Dr. Bazant. Unedited audio. Shawn Hamilton
Björkman calls Bazant's model of "progressive collapse" the "Pouf! Pouf! Theory"
(Written and narrated by David Chandler / Edited by Debora Blake)
David Chandler: 9/11 Analysis DVD | July 04, 2010
9/11 Analysis is a compilation of short analysis videos I have produced and uploaded to the internet over the last few years, woven together with an interpretive narrative. The individual short pieces arose one-by-one as measurements were made and insights developed, but together they constitute a coherent body of work: the total destruction of the three most prominent buildings of the World Trade Center as seen through the eyes of a physics teacher and concerned citizen.
Shown here is the concluding narrative, an appeal to take the events of 9/11 seriously, even as the events of 9/11 seem to fade into the distance. The wars of 9/11 continue. The justification of torture, the loss of civil rights, the overturning of over two centuries of democratic tradition, and the demonization of a major segment of humanity under the guise of "terrorism" are continuing legacies of 9/11.
Craig Bartmer, an NYPD officer who was present at the destruction of World Trade Center Building 7, testifies that he heard a series of explosions, "Thum, thum, thum, thum, thum" preceding the fall of the building. At the same time a TV interview is being conducted down the street, far from the building. The microphone picks up the same series of sharp, percussive sounds, confirming Bartmer's description. NIST artificially ruled out all such testimony by setting up a hypothetical loudness threshold for sounds it considered to be capable of destroying columns in the building. The video goes on to question NIST's computed loudness threshold below which they would not investigate explosions.
Derek Johnson, EIT, CWI, Shreds NIST report on WTC7 at AE911Truth Event in Austin, Texas, on March 20, 2010, intro by Alex Jones
Derek Johnson, a foundry expert and petition-signer of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, absolutely SHREDS the half-baked government NIST report on Building 7. Derek presents newly-FOIA'd modeling video from NIST that shows animated steel beams floating and spinning in mid-air. This is only part of the ludicrousness of the NIST report on WTC7 and newly FOIA'd docs that Derek obtained from NIST. According to Derek, NIST's animated modeled version of what happened to WTC7 is little more than "a tinker-toy approximation with a brick thrown at it..high schoolers could have done a better job." What's NIST going to serve up next, Wile-E-Coyote with the Acme plunger? Below is Derek's presentation at the Texas AE911Truth Event in Austin, held on March 20th, 2010: