At some point in the future all skyscrapers will have to be demolished. HOW, WHEN and WHO will demolish these tall buildings? The World Trade Center was the first major skyscraper complex to be demolished, in the name of Al-Qaeda, at Minimal Cost but at a Maximum Loss of Human Life.
The architects, the owners and even some of the investors in the WTC Complex and the following skyscrapers should have addressed the fundamental issue of deconstruction /dismantling the buildings. How do we remove these tall buildings in the future from the heart of bustling and congested cities? What goes up, must come down at some point. When is the best time?
SKYSCRAPERS - HOW, WHEN AND WHO WILL DEMOLISH THE WORLD'S TALLEST BUILDINGS?
1 World Trade Center (North Tower) - 526.3m/1,724ft Pinnacle - 110 Floors - 1972 Built - US New York City
Petronas Tower 2 - 452m/1,483 ft Pinnacle - 88 Floors - 1998 Built - Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
Jin Mao Tower - 420.5m/1,380ft Pinnacle - 88 Floors - 1998 Built - China Shanghai
International Finance Centre - 415.8m/1,364ft Pinnacle - 88 Floors - 2003 Built - China Hong Kong
In January 2001, Silverstein, via Silverstein Properties and Westfield America, made a $3.2 billion bid for the lease to the WTC. Silverstein's bid for the lease to the WTC was accepted on Tuesday July 24, 2001, six weeks before the buildings were destroyed in the Tuesday September 11, 2001 attacks. The lease agreement applied to One, Two, Four and Five WTC center, and about 425,000 square feet of retail space. Silverstein Properties already owned WTC 7 at this time. Silverstein put up only $14 million of his own money. His partners put up a further $111 million, and banks provide $563 million in loans. Silverstein was also given the right to rebuild the structures, should they be destroyed.
Larry Silverstein claimed approximately $4.5 billion dollars insurance, following the destruction of the WTC complex. These funds are being used to develop the new WTC site and to fund other projects.
The Old WTC Complex was composed of seven buildings. Note the number of stories each building had and how they were destroyed.
Building 2 was the South Tower, with 110 floors and an observation deck on roof.
Building 3 was the 22 story Marriott World Trade Center Hotel.
Building 4 was a low-rise 9 story office building.
Building 5 was a low-rise 9 story office building.
Building 6 was the low-rise 7 story US Customs House, a Federal office building.
Building 7 was a mid-rise with 47 floors containing office space and utility infrastructure as well as the New York City government emergency response center.
AL-QAEDA....A FEW EXPLOSIVES WILL HELP....
There are numerous web sites expressing suspicions about how the WTC complex was destroyed. Here are a few sites exploring the collapse of the buildings.
Intro to Controlled demolition hypothesis for the collapse of the World Trade Center
According to the controlled demolition hypothesis conspiracy theory, the World Trade Center was not destroyed by the planes that crashed into it as part of the September 11th attacks, nor by the fires that followed, but by explosives or other devices planted in the buildings in advance. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Controlled_demolition_hypothesis_for_the_collapse_of_the_World_Trade_Center
9/11 Theologian Says Controlled Demolition of World Trade Center Is Now a Fact, Not a Theory
In two speeches to overflowing crowds in New York last weekend (October 21, 2005), notable theologian David Ray Griffin argued that recently revealed evidence seals the case that the Twin Towers and WTC-7 were destroyed by controlled demolition with explosives.
Proof Of Controlled Demolition At The WTC, by Jerry Russell, Ph.D. http://www.attackonamerica.net/proofofcontrolleddemolitionatwtc.htm
Why Did the World Trade Center Collapse? Science, Engineering, and Speculation - JOM
In order to separate the fact from the fiction, we have attempted to quantify various details of the collapse. The airplane impact with damage to the columns; the ensuing fire with loss of steel strength and distortion as well as the collapse, which generally occurred inward without significant tipping.
World Trade Center Demolition Blog
This blog will deal with the collapse of the world trade center buildings 1, 2 and 7 on 9/11/01, and in particular will focus on the idea that the towers were brought down by controlled demolition.
Marion Cotillard - Criticism Unjustified The French Actress Marion Cotillard caused some controversy recently when her comments concerning 911 resurfaced in 2008. Here follows a English translation of the French transcript from Mariana magazine. She has only voiced an opinion, which has already been expressed by other people.
"We can watch on the internet all the films that, well… about 9/11 about, about the conspiracy theory. It’s fascinating. It’s even addictive after a while. (Let’s take 9/11, for example, what did disturb you more concretely?) You are shown that other towers of the same kind that were hit by planes, that burnt… There is a tower, I think that it’s in Spain that burnt for 24 hours. (Before collapsing…) It never collapsed! None of these towers collapsed. And, over there, in a few minutes, the thing collapses. And, then, after that, we’ll talk lengthily about it because there was, because the thing was filled with gold, the towers from 9/11. And then it was a money sucker because they were finished, it seems to me, in ‘73, and to update all that, to modernise all the technology and everything, it was much more expensive to have work done etc than destroying them. Did man walk on the moon? I’ve seen quite a lot of documentaries about it and I ask myself. But, in any case, I don’t believe everything that I’m told, that’s for sure."