Tuesday, July 4, 2017

On the Pancake Theory Regarding the Collapse of the Twin Towers

It's comic book physics at best. Yes, it's possible for a high rise to pancake into itself  but it's extremely rare (being that the damage to a skyscraper is rarely symmetrical, so, too, neither is the collapse) and when it does happen, a) the floors survive, b) the columns survive, c) the collapse tends to stop well before it reaches the bottom floor, d) the debris is not shot upward and outward (in the case of the twin towers hundreds of feet outward), e) squibs (small explosions) are never seen preceding the collapse, and f) the speed of the collapse is nowhere near free-fall.......But, hey, if it helps people sleep better, I guess.  

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