I think the whole section on "preparation" debunks most of what's said before and after. But, I'm schooled in neither construction nor demolition. What I do know is that with an event of this magnitude, the number of rumors, theories and opinions is in direct proportion to the size of the gig.<br><br>I also know that neither we nor the so-called experts have ever seen anything like the fall of the towers. So there's naturally gong to be more speculation, more hypothesis, and hopefully more learning. <br><br>In the meantime, I find this "theory" non-believable in a practical sense, and ultimately unsupportable in a scientific and technical sense. It's a 100-ton elephant in a tiny room. Nowhere to hide.<br><br>Just my .02 (regrettably not presented in that young woman's sotto voce).<br><br>
How idiotic. The slurry walls moved. It would be amazing if they had not.<br><br>You build slurry walls like that into wet ground two ways.<br><br>1) You dig out the trench for the slurry wall and pour it. All the way down. you then start taking out the dirt (from the basement.) As you remove each level of dirt you drive long rods, one after another through the wall. Could go out like a christmas tree hundreds of yards. This holds the wall in place and you dig down further pounding in these rods as you go. If you don't do the rods the whole thing pops out of the ground like an empty bath tub stuck in mud. The hydrostatic pressure is enormous until you build the tower and rest it on the walls to hold the bathtub down. (Years later the integrity of the rods are gone but the building takes over holding the walls in place.)<br><br>2) You dig out the trench and pour the slurry wall but instead of rods you go ahead and build the entire building before you remove the basement dirt. This saves you from having to pound rods but removing the dirt is more difficult.<br><br>Either way, once you are done, if you remove the building the basement is in big trouble. It wants to pop up out of the mud and the sides want to cave in. Because the building is not there to hold it down.<br><br>The Harvard Medical School area is the same as lower Manhattan. One is reclaimed Fens marsh (the fenway) the other just reclaimed wetlands. If you want a lot of underground parking in an area like that you need to take Engineering 101. These film makers skipped class.<br><br>This movie is imbecilic. <br><br><br><br>
If you ever get a chance to watch The Rise and Fall of an American Icon on the History Channel, it's a very detailed chronology of how the Towers were built. The bathtub wasn't built quite the way you've described, but you're close enough. In fact, the walls would normally hold even without the mass of the Towers. But with that much weight and debris coming down at such velocity, you better believe there's gonna be some displacement. And there were plenty of other nearby structures whose basements and overall integrity were compromised by such an enormous collapse. The Deutche Bank building is just one.<br><br>With the right quotes, good editing, and a little mumbo-jumbo, you could set forth an equally "credible" argument that Mothra brought the Towers down.<br><br>
Ok, It wasn't Mothra. It was the world's biggest insurance Scam. Larry Silvertstein, you DAWG you.<br><br>Michael, total power downs were done every couple of years. The interior of the Towers were lit 24/7/365. But I can remember at least two other times when they were black for an entire weekend. Trust me, that's a site that'shard not to notice.<br><br>But I'm gonna check with my wife about that security company business. My wife temped at a company in Watertown last year that's owned by Dubya's cousin. I bet if we waterboard the schmuck, we'll get the facts out of him! <br><br>
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