“Preliminary Results of WTC7 Study Show Fire Could Not Have Caused Collapse”

building-7By Derrick Broze

Preliminary results of a two-year study looking into the destruction of World Trade Center 7 indicates that fire could not have caused the collapse. 

To mark the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the collective 9/11 Truth movement gathered in New York City for two days of street actions, outreach, and the “Justice In Focus” 9/11 Symposium. At the symposium, organized by the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, and other co-sponsors, there was a heavy emphasis on the possibility of a civil or criminal trial as a means of exposing the truth about the 9/11 attacks.

Many 9/11 researchers now focus on the mysterious collapse of building 7.  A number of 9/11 family members point to the collapse of WTC7 as a possible crack in the official story that could spark a new national conversation on the events of that day. WTC7 was not hit by a plane that day; however, it collapsed at 5:20 p.m. according to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the official cause for the collapse was office fires. A growing number of family members, activists, architects and engineers question the official theory for collapse and are seeking a new investigation into WTC7.

In May 2015, a team of researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks began a two-year investigation of the collapse of WTC7. Dr. J. Leroy Hulsey, of the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and two Ph.D. research assistants are partnering with the non-profit Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth for a two-year engineering study known as “World Trade Center Building 7 Evaluation.” The researchers are using finite element modeling to evaluate the possible causes of World Trade Center Building 7’s collapse.

“We will investigate the collapse. We probably will not be able to tell them what caused it, but I could tell them what did not,” Hulsey told MintPress.

I am approaching it like most forensic engineers would. We’re looking at the structure itself, trying to put together all of the details of what was available, and in this case very little was available. Because most of it has been destroyed or it’s locked in vaults somewhere. So I have very little to work with.

Hulsey explained that he addresses issues raised by NIST, but will not be reading anything about NIST or other previous studies. “I have to maintain an open scientific mind. I don’t want to be led down a path that others have gone down,” he said. “I will read about it once we reach our final conclusions and then cross-check to make sure we don’t have any issues with respect to the science.”

During an interview at the Justice In Focus Symposium, Hulsey said that the team has already investigated the theory that fire caused the building’s collapse. “It is our preliminary conclusions, based upon our work to date, that fire did not produce the failure at this particular building.” 

When their study concludes in April 2017, Hulsey and his team will allow a panel of experts to analyze the data and submit the study to peer-reviewed journals. The researchers are promising a “completely open and transparent investigation into the cause of World Trade Center Building 7’s collapse,” and will post every step of their scientific process on WTC7Evaluation.org. The WTC7 Evaluation project will also include a review by a committee of technical experts who will vet the research being conducted by Dr. Hulsey and his students.

Ted Walter, Director of Strategy and Development for A&E 9/11 Truth, is in charge of working with the professor and raising money to fund the WTC7 Evaluation. Walter told Activist Post that the project began in May 2015 and should should wrap up in April of next year.

“They are coming up with different scenarios of how hot the fires could have been in different parts of the building, and then for the next 6 months they will be running tests and scenarios,” Walter told Activist Post. “The last few months, early next year, will be all about putting the findings into a final report.”

Stay tuned to Activist Post for updates on Dr. Hulsey’s study.

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Derrick Broze is an investigative journalist and liberty activist. He is the Lead Investigative Reporter for ActivistPost.com and the founder of the TheConsciousResistance.com. Follow him on Twitter. Derrick is the author of three books: The Conscious Resistance: Reflections on Anarchy and Spirituality and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 1 and Finding Freedom in an Age of Confusion, Vol. 2

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  • Archie1954

    Everyone already surmised that fire did not cause the sudden collapse of WTC 7. The big question though, is what did? Requesting another investigation may not help find the answer to that question because the US government cannot be trusted to allow the truth to come out. As it is, both the original 9/11 Commission and the NIST investigation are as phoney as a two dollar bill. Which means to my mind that all those involved in both investigations are traitors and must be punished when and if the truth does finally come out. As long a Americans are willing to lie and cheat and cover up the truth they will continue to be complicit in the treason that took place that day. It is only the gross ignorance of the American public that has allowed this travesty to continue for 16 years without any final conclusion.

    • nathenism

      the truth will come out one day…unfortunately the perps may all be dead and unable to be brought to justice

      • per sigurd hansen

        bush and cheney are already walking corpses..

        • noor aza othman

          No, they are enjoying their massive greed’s fruits! Look at all the blood oil/gas wealth that these ZioNazis Murd*ch/Rothsch*ld*/Chen*y are robbing through Genocide in Palestine, Syria Golan and the rest of the Muslim World by the Levant Basin of the Mediterranean. See- Rupert Murdoch and the Israeli Genie, by Michael
          Dickinson , March 27, 2015

    • wisdom of the knowing

      It is known by many that building 7 did not collapse from fire.
      The investigation needs to look at what was in the building that needed to be disposed of, what was hidden there? Financial records perhaps. And even more,what?

      The destruction of the twin towers was a distraction a sensational event.
      The idea of collapse is also perhaps a distraction to cover up what appears to have happened.
      The buildings were disassociated they turned to dust and when the dust cleared there was some missing material, some point out. There was also some extremely hot situations that continues to radiate heat for some weeks or longer.

      Why was there no forensic investigation?
      Why was the remaining material removed so quickly and disposed of?

      The removal of the evidence was perhaps the greatest crime committed by who??? the government.
      Can the government be trusted?

      The truth is so much deeper than the confused mess we now have. Will it be known the truth perhaps in time a long time.

      Theory on top of theory to confuse. Forensic investigation very little to none.

      The American public is trapped in fear even these 15 years later.

    • Albury Smith

      Who “already surmised that fire did not cause the sudden collapse of [your Sacred Tower 7]”?

      • Archie1954

        “Who” includes the engineers for truth (literally thousands), ordinary people who don’t trust the government (literally millions), foreign leaders (literally hundreds) and anyone with a brain (does the last group include you?)

        • Albury Smith

          Please feel free to ask Box Boy Gage and his “literally thousands [of 9/11 crackpots]” to show you on video with audio how explosives or incendiaries secretly cut the 4.91″ flanges, 3.07″ webs, and 215 in^2 cross-sectional areas of W14 X 730 columns like the 11 of 24 in your Sacred Tower 7’s core, and the 4 corner columns in each WTC tower’s core. If they ever HAD TO do it, you’d need to start looking for another hobby.

          • Archie1954

            WTC7 was not hit by an aircraft and it fell down into its own footprint. Read my lips, that is physically (as in physics) impossible without a lot of preparation and help!

          • Albury Smith

            Read my lips:
            Put up or shut up — on video, with audio. Links don’t post here, so look up “Peddinghaus Band Saw – Metal Cutting W14x730” on YouTube or just google images of “W14 X 730.”

          • Archie1954

            I don’t understand your position. The videos you published seem to be arguing my point.

          • Albury Smith

            Your point is that hidden band saws secretly cut the 4.91″ flanges, 3.07″ webs, and 215 in^2 cross-sectional areas of each W14 X 730 WTC hi-rise core column in 7 minutes and ~30 seconds, and empty cardboard boxes are good proxies for steel-framed buildings?

  • slarvage

    I don’t question the intellectual emphasis in this report. But I do question the reporter wearing a t-shirt that has a peace sign + a heart + and anarchy sign = a happy face.
    What a dolt! That coupled with a Buddhist mentality. Only in this generation!

    • Undecider

      Indeed, it helps to deliver the message with a professional appearance.

  • All THREE of the buildings fell into their own signature … IMPOSSIBLE unless by specific and controlled design!

    Kommrade Wilhelm and Kommrade Bush are BOTH in it right up to their eyebrows … and they are NOT alone …

  • noor aza othman

    Mini Nuclear – underground!

    We know who is really behind 9-11! See – Israel was prime force behind
    9/11 attacks: American scholar, By Kevin Barrett on November 23, 2015! And then
    the ZioNazis are trying to blame it on SA – in order to destroy ultimately, the holy cities
    of the Muslim World, Mecca and Madina; besides controlling the global oil/gas-Nuclear
    Submarine chokepoint/maritime route of Bab el-Mandeb and the Red Sea, all the
    way to/from ISrael/West; in order to control the last frontier, of ultra- deep
    sea oil/gas of the Pacific-Indian Ocean; (this, after conquering billions worth
    of ultra-deep sea oil of the Levant Basin in the Mediterranean Sea- thus is why
    Syria/Gaza/Lebanon/Turkey/Egypt have/are all targeted); so SA; don’t succumb!

  • Common Sense

    These findings were just as true then as now, but the time we have allowed to elapse now put this in the much to do of nothing category.

    A people deserve any regime they endure.
    How do you like being lorded over by criminals?
    It’s just what you have allowed.

    The American people are sharing the same disfunction as their abusers.
    The battered wife syndrome/helplessness syndrome.

  • Say What!?

    9/11 Was the beginning of the end. The greed the lies the end.

  • VARAKIENEN

    YEAH, the Old guy will be found dead before he can finish his research.

  • deplorablelittljo

    You might start by asking Larry ‘pullit’ Silverstain.

    • Albury Smith

      You might start by not lying about his comment:

      “I remember getting a call from the fire department commander, telling me that THEY WERE NOT SURE THEY WERE GONNA BE ABLE TO CONTAIN THE FIRE, and I said, ‘WE’VE HAD SUCH A TERRIBLE LOSS OF LIFE, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull it.’ And THEY [THE FDNY!!!] made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse.” –L. Silverstein

      -regarding the term “pull it”:

      “We have never, ever heard the term ‘pull it’ being used to refer to the explosive demolition of a building, and neither has any blast team we’ve spoken with.”

      -Brent Blanchard of Protec in “A Critical Analysis of the Collapse of WTC Towers 1, 2 and 7 from an Explosives and Conventional Demolition Industry Viewpoint”

      (check it yourself on any demolition contractor’s web site.)

      Why did Swiss Re, Lloyd’s, Zurich Financial, Copenhagen Re, and at least 8 other major insurance companies all pay Larry Silverstein a total of $4.68 BILLION for his 9/11-related losses if he publicly admitted to destroying his own property?

  • Archie1954

    Huh?

    • Albury Smith

      Go for it — on video, with audio. Secretly cutting the 4.91″ flanges, 3.07″ web, and 215 in^2 cross-sectional areas of a W14 X 730 WTC core column with explosives or incendiaries should be a snap for your 9/11 crackpots.

      • Archie1954

        “9/11 crackpots” or 9/11 truth searchers? Which are you? I personally don’t presume to have a clue how the murder of 3000 people is accomplished. I think you should ask the Pentagon, they murder hundreds of people every week!

        • Albury Smith

          The Pentagon doesn’t “murder hundreds of people every week,” post-9/11 US foreign policy would’ve been exactly the same with or without the WTC hi-rise collapses, and your “9/11 truth searchers” who believe in secret controlled demolitions in Lower Manhattan are crackpots.

          • Archie1954

            Well of course, as an exceptionalist American, you would believe murder, as in killing innocent people illegally, by the Pentagon, is OK. I’m here to tell you an the rest of your like minded perverse patriots that murder is murder whether done by brutal State mercenaries or an individual sneaking around in a city in the dark! As far as 9/11 truthers are concerned they are simply looking for truth and are prepared for anything. If it was physically impossible for the buildings to fall from the airplane impacts or fire than something else was responsible. The crackpot in this situation unfortunately is you. How else can you explain your belief in something impossible?

          • Albury Smith

            Secretly cutting W14 X 730 core columns with explosives or incendiaries in Lower Manhattan is physically impossible, despite your fantasies about US foreign policy after al Qaeda’s THIRD deadly SUICIDE attack on the US in just over 3 years. Read the news once in a while if you want to see who’s really murdering innocent people.

          • Archie1954

            Three? You are upset because the US had three deadly attacks? Those three attacks match one day of American murder and mayhem in the Middle East and Africa, one day! And the US brutality there is continuous, day in and day out. Reprisal attacks against the US are few and very far between.

          • Albury Smith

            Who was being killed by the evil US when your al Qaeda heroes murdered ~225 innocent people in their 1998 suicide bombings of the US embassies in Nairobi & Dar es Salaam? Ditto for their suicide bombing of the USS Cole that killed 17 US military personnel in 2000, and their 9/11/2001 suicide attacks that killed nearly 3,000 innocent people in the US?
            Once again, read the news once in a while if you want to see who’s really murdering innocent people right now in Iraq, Syria, Libya, Egypt, Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan…

          • Archie1954

            “Your Al Queda heros”. I guess from that comment that English is your second language. I can’t think of any other reason that you would make such a foolish statement. There certainly is no statement made by me anywhere in these comments that would lead a person who understands and speaks English to conclude that I, in any way support these Muslim extremists and murderers. If you want to find Al Queda Supporters, go to Washington. Both the WhiteHouse and the CIA are full of them,

          • Albury Smith

            If you’d copied and pasted my comment on your al Qaeda heroes instead of typing it out incorrectly, you wouldn’t have misrepresented my spelling of both “al Qaeda” and “heroes.” If “[b]oth the WhiteHouse [sic] and the CIA are full of” these alleged “Al Queda Supporters [sic],” then who authorized and led the US Navy SEAL raid that offed your al Qaeda hero in Abbottabad, Pakistan on May 2, 2011?
            Jennifer Matthews is one of the 7 CIA casualties you’re insulting with your profound ignorance. Look up ” Dr. Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi ” and at least try to learn something.

          • Archie1954

            “Misrepresented”? Sorry if I did that because it was unintentional, having nothing to do with this narrative. As far as killing bin Laden is concerned, did it ever dawn on you that he was the only person who knew the whole story of 9/11? Those that didn’t want the truth out there would of course want him dead. After all dead men tell no tales.

          • Albury Smith

            The truth about al Qaeda’s 9/11/2001 Planes Operation suicide attacks on the US is already well known, and your hero wasn’t the only one alive who knew it. He was offed because of the unwillingness of the US to make a celebrity out of him and give him a forum from which to preach his hate. Dr. Humam Khalil Abu-Mulal al-Balawi didn’t give his CIA victims that option, nor did your 19 hijacker heroes, but KSM and Zacarias Moussaoui are rotting in prison where they belong, as are some other al Qaeda insiders.
            Your failed “correction” of my spelling was asinine as well as having nothing to do with this narrative.

          • Archie1954

            I think you have a mental block or perhaps something more serious. Please see your physician. Corresponding with you is completely impossible. It’s as if you are answering someone else and not responding at all to my comments. There will be no more responses from my side, thank you very much!

          • Albury Smith

            Lying to me “is completely impossible,” as is trying to introduce you to facts. Bye.

  • eyesuntzu .

    Another 9/11 truth supporter lies and pretends he used science. Fire caused the collapse of WTC 7, and 19 terrorists caused all the damage on 9/11. It is what the evidence supports. The FBI investigates crime, not NIST. Thus the scapegoat lies from 9/11 truth about NIST, are bogus. If all you cult members have evidence to support the inside job CD fantasy; take it to the FBI… oops, you don’t have evidence, you have fantasy.

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