Thursday, March 27, 2008

9/11 WTC Demolition, Insurance & Redevelopment

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 commercial viability and long term profitability of tall buildings depends upon various factors. Market forces such as (the 1987) stock market crashes would increase vacancies in such buildings and more modern attractive sites would become available at competitive rates over time. Costs relating to capital improvements, maintenance and deconstruction are important components of Property Management and Profitability.

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?


Sears Tower - 527.3m/1,729ft Pinnacle - 108 Floors - 1974 Built - US Chicago
1 World Trade Center (North Tower) - 526.3m/1,724ft Pinnacle - 110 Floors - 1972 Built - US New York City
Taipei 101 - 509.2m/1,671ft Pinnacle - 101 Floors - 2004 Built - China (Taiwan) Taipei

Shanghai World Financial Center - 492m/1,614ft Pinnacle - 101 Floors - 2008 Built - China Shanghai
John Hancock Center - 457.2m/1,500ft Pinnacle - 100 Floors - 1969 Built - US Chicago

Petronas Tower 1 - 452m/1,483 ft Pinnacle - 88 Floors - 1998 Built - Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
Petronas Tower 2 - 452m/1,483 ft Pinnacle - 88 Floors - 1998 Built - Malaysia - Kuala Lumpur
Empire State Building - 448.7m/1,472ft Pinnacle - 102 Floors - 1931 Built - US New York City
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
2 World Trade Center (South Tower) - 416m/1,362ft Pinnacle - 110 Floors - 1973 Built - US New York City
CITIC Plaza - 391m/1,283ft Pinnacle - 80 Floors - 1997 Built - China Guangzhou

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 1 was the North Tower with 110 floors and an antenna mast on roof.
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.


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.

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.

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.

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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."


Kit van Cleave said...

Thanks so much for your defense of Marion Cotillard, who was ruminating about various conspiracy theories she'd read or seen in documentaries; this was in a French TV interview in early 2007. Those who criticized her remarks did so a year later, after she won the Oscar; the old video was resurfaced by those with a politial agenda, one with a particular anti-French bias. When she did this interview, Cotillard was famous in France, where she's made some 40 films, but neither she, nor anyone else, could have possibly imagined she'd hit the triple play of winning the English, French, and American Academy Awards in 2008. Your support and explanations are appreciated by those of us who love talent and feel no actor gives up his/her right to an opinion just because they're in the entertainment business.

Chuck Boldwyn said...

Chuck Boldwyn
Retired Physics & Chemistry Instructor says:

The internet repeatedly established weight of a single Twin Tower is 500,000 Tons.

DL(110) = 500,000 Tons

The weight of the 16 Floor alleged falling block is much less than 73,000 Tons, as the steel is only .25 inches thick at the top, but we will consider the whole Tower to be of uniform thickness.

DL(16) = 73,000 Tons or less

The weight of the lower WTC 94 floor block is 430,000 Tons or more as the steel gets progressively thicker and thicker,until it reaches 4 inches thick toward the bottom floors.

The top alleged falling 16 floor block is less than (1/6) the weight of the lower 94 block.

Even though the top block was very massive, on a comparitive scale to the lower 94 floor steel, highly intact block, according to the laws of Physics, it could never collapse the topmost 94th floor, floor 94, with its gravity weight of force alone, much less the entire 94 floor steel tower below.

The Tower could support 20 times its Live Load (LL)weight.

CL = Collapse Load
CL(94) = 20 x LL(94) (via John Skilling, WTC Cheif Enginer, deceased, but published everywhere)

The Live Load is confirmed by NIST 911 Commision Report Science Guy, Ronald Hamburger to be:

LL(94) = 5 x DL(94)


CL(94) = 20 x LL(94)

and therefore:

CL(94) = 20 x (5 x DL(94))

and therefore:

CL(94) = 100 DL(94)

According to the above, the very unique Safety Factor is the Collapse Load Factor, whis is:

100 x DL(110)

It is not 5 DL(110)
It is not 20 DL(110)

It is 100 DL(110)
& it is 20 x 5 x DL(110)

Get over it OCT misguided dupes and misguided PHDs.

This means the the lower 94 block of steel could support 100 blocks of 94 floors before possible total collapse could occur.

This also means that the lower 94 block of steel could support 588 blocks of 16 floors before possible total collapse could occur, since one 94 block is equal to 5.88 16 floor blocks.

588 Vector Force units of upward support (stressed Normal Force)against 1 Vector force unit of downward gravity weight force, all by its lonesome.

Now apply Vector math Addition to opposing Forces to find that the top block could never in one's wildest dreams totally collapse the lower 94 floor block of powerfully strong and very thick,
4 inches, steel.

588 Force units of upward support
1 force unit of downward weight Force
gives 587 force units of non-collapsing support.

1 Force Unit(FU) = 1 DL(16)

(588 FU up) - (1 FU down) = 587 FU up.

No collapse can possibly occur...

CL(94) = 588 DL(16)

That is crushing and most devastating news for the Original Conspiracy Theorists in the Government and in the Mass Media.
They no longer have a lying and deceitful or ignorant leg to stand on.

Amen, story over using Vector Forces Physics. the Ultimate Truth and Proof.

That is the Final & Ultimate answer as to why the twin towers could never, ever collapse under the conditions offered by NIST, the Government, the Mass Media, and the big name University and corporate PHDs.

Since the confirmed discovery of the red and gray nano Thermite active and explosive particles in the WTC dust samples, there is no leg to stand on by the NIST, government and all the "quack" PHDs hired by the Government to do their lying diry work with the Mass Media.

Game over. Get the Gallows and Guillotines ready!!

Here is a little bit of shocking information for you OCT people and non physicists to digest.

You would have to raise the top 16 floor block, the alleged falling block, to a height of 120 miles above the 94 floor block and then drop it. The 16 floor block would drop for 200 seconds and collide with the top of the lower 94 block at a velocity of 4,500 miles per hour with a colliding energy of 1.5 x 10^14 Joules of energy before total collapse could occur.

That collision energy, 1.5 x 10^14 Joules, is the energy equivalent of 2.4 Hiroshima Atomic bombs or the equivatlent energy of 36,000Tons of TNT or a very large number of mini nuclear devices.

This is attained only if there is no air resistance, in ideal conditions of Free Fall. Because there is air resistance, the Terminal velocity of about 1200 miles per hour will prevent the top 16 floor block from attaining the required collision velocity and the required collision energy to totally collapse the botton 94 floor steel tower.

In other work, under any conditions it will be impossible to totally collapse the lower 94 floor tower.

Amen....End of the Official Conspiracy Unscientific Theory of NIST, the Government, the Mass Media and the retarded PHDs from the Universities and Industry.

All of those PHDs are shot down in flames, becoming the laughing stock of their students and peers. They all need to retire and spend the money they got for writing and supporting tnose stupin and foolish ideas and theories they have corruptly put forward. Their careers are doomed.

Chuck Boldwyn
Retired Physics & Chemistry Instructor.

You may request my detailed PDF research report to be emailed to you if you send me your email address at

You will be amaze and shocked when evaluating my blockbuster research findings.

Bring on the debunkers, if they are brave and foolish enough to try their foolish best...