Although it is not often considered, the attack that took place on that fateful day, September 11, 2001, caused the collapse of a third building next to the Twin Towers.
On September 11, 2001, the world changed forever after the attacks on New York’s Twin Towers. Everyone watched live on TV as two planes crashed into a building and his two historic moles collapsed. .
Due to the destruction of the buildings, the city sank into a huge cloud of dust.
However, this attack not only brought down two Twin Towers, but also a third building that did not survive the terrorist attack.
This is the mysterious 7th World Trade Center. This building is located next to the tower and has often gone unnoticed during the history of this brutal attack.
This has led to the creation of conspiracy theories, some so persistent that even the government has voiced them in extensive reports, but many believe that this does not address the concerns of those who know the building’s history. has not been completed.
Mysterious building that collapsed along with the Twin Towers
On the sunny morning of September 11, 2001, World Trade Center VII stood as just another building in one of America’s most spectacular architectural complexes, dominated by the Twin Towers.
It was a modern 47-story skyscraper located next to the North Tower, clad in red granite and with a walkway across Vessy Avenue to World Trade Center Plaza.
It was built on land owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and housed a private tenant above a Con Edison substation.
according to New York Post, When the building first opened in 1987, it struggled to attract tenants, but it quickly started attracting tenants after investment bank Salomon Brothers moved in.
One of the most iconic guests was that of the United States Secret Intelligence Service, which occupied the 9th and 10th floors, in addition to the Central Intelligence Agency (better known as the CIA), which had offices on the 25th floor. was.
In addition to maintaining contact with executives returning from overseas and those wishing to meet with the CIA, the New York Times also operates as a base of operations for spying on and recruiting foreign diplomats in the area. reported to have been maintained here.
The Department of Defense, Internal Revenue Service, and Securities and Exchange Commission were also on site. new york magazine “Many records, including perhaps the most damning evidence of the Citibank and WorldCom financial scandals, have disappeared forever.”
Why did World Trade Center 7 collapse?
The skyscraper’s lifespan came to an end at 10:28 a.m. on September 11, 2001, during the collapse of the north tower, impacting the building, which was already fully evacuated at that point. I did.
This caused a fire on floors 7 to 9 and 11 to 13, but due to a water outage, the fire could not be extinguished and the building burned until 5:20 p.m., after which the building collapsed and fell to the ground. . A disaster that the Twin Towers had already caused.
As reported, NISTThe National Institute of Standards and Technology said in an extensive report that debris from WTC 1’s North Tower caused uncontrolled heat to cause thermal expansion of the beams, causing the fire.
According to a report issued by the agency, this “triggered a chain of events that caused the failure of a critical structural column. Failure of this structural column initiated the progressive collapse of the entire building due to fire.”
This was the first time a building had collapsed due to an uncontrolled fire, which did not affect the buildings that surrounded the Twin Towers and completed the World Trade Center.
This set off a series of conspiracies in which the government itself was involved through NIST.
The conspiracy behind the third building that collapsed in the Twin Towers attack
The day was tragic for everyone, but as soon as the building collapsed, conspiracies began to emerge, and videos were released showing the symmetrical collapse of the building, which appeared to be under control.
Rumors that have been fueled for years are that a building collapse was the cause. This theory made perfect sense to many when its most famous tenants, the CIA and the U.S. Secret Intelligence Service, and the documents they may have stored, were known.
This document would be exposed without being able to be removed in the midst of the disaster caused by the collapse of the Twin Towers.
But NIST responded to questions from those who argue that such a symmetrical fall is impossible in a disaster like this.
“The collapse of WTC 7 seen from the outside (most of the video was taken from the north) appeared to have collapsed almost uniformly as a single unit,” the group said. This happened because the failure that occurred internally did not cause failure of the external frame until this stage.”
“The symmetrical appearance of WTC 7 during the fall is primarily due to the increased stiffness and strength of the external structure compared to the internal structure,” he added.
He also answered in the report why the video shows the building falling as a free fall, saying, “According to reports, the north face of the building (the part of the collapse seen in the video) fell 18 stories in 5.4 seconds. ” he pointed out. “Video analysis of building collapse”
“This time is 40% longer than the 3.9 seconds the process would take if the north face of the building were lowered only under free-fall conditions,” he points out.
The answer provided in the NIST report, finalized in 2011, was not definitive for a group of engineers and architects.
new york post This echoes the concerns of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911T), a group that brings together more than 3,000 experts dedicated to understanding what happened on that fateful day.
For this reason, they teamed up with a team of researchers from the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) to conduct a new study that questions NIST’s conclusions.
The study suggests that the collapse was not a structural column, as stated in the government report, but that all columns of the building were destroyed at the same time.
For this reason, they filed a request in 2020 to amend the NSIT report, rejecting the notion that the beams had been “uncoupled” from their moorings due to the heat of the fire.
A spokesperson for the group said: Ted Walter pointed out: “From an engineering perspective, it is essential to understand how and why this building collapsed under design loading conditions.”
However, there are still no answers and questions remain about what actually happened.
The building was rebuilt in the same location in 2002 and opened in 2006. To this day, it continues to provide homes for many people in New York.