Did you know a 3rd world trade center tower fell on 9/11?

MannDude

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I always just assumed it was common knowledge, though I don't see really any mention of it when reading articles today about the anniversary of 9/11. It's saddening that it's not getting the attention it should. A third trade center tower, building 7, was not hit by a plane. Supposedly office fires on a few floors burned so hot that all structural beams just gave way at the exact timing and the entire building collapsed with no hesitation and flattened to the ground.

So, without trying to push my own views on you, just curious how many of you were aware of the fact a third tower also fell on that same day in 2001? We've got a globally diverse visitor-base, so I'm curious to see how those in other parts of the world weigh in on this.


Raw footage below. No commentary or anyone trying to draw your conclusions. Just raw footage of the building falling.
 

 
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drmike

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Damn dudes, they haven't made tin foil since 1950's.   I can't protect my nogging from the space rape apes.

Make it stop!

Do you remember you were on September 11, 2001, when this strange event occurred?
 
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MannDude

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Damn dudes, they haven't made tin foil since 1950's.   I can't protect my nogging from the space rape apes.

Make it stop!

Do you remember you were on September 11, 2001, when this strange event occurred?
8th grade. Was a Tuesday. Forget the class. Rest of day just watched it. Bus ride home saw gas like $5/gallon and cars lined up around corners and gas stations busier than I've ever seen.
 

Reece-DM

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I noticed the middle dropped drastically before any other part of the building.

I didn't know about tower 7, not really something i've dived to deep into as i was quite young at the time when it happened and have had interest in other things.
 

nunim

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I thought at least 4 buildings were destroyed at the WTC complex on 9/11, not counting the ones they had to demolish later due to damage and surrounding buildings, see Marriott World Trade Center.

I can remember 9/11 because I was at school and when I got home my Ferrari Dreamcast Racing Wheel had arrived from Amazon. 

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Aldryic C'boas

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I was in the last states of a quiet deployment to Afghanistan - I'd already had my orders for weeks prior (my unit at the time had already spent 5+ years quietly moving in and out of that country).  I was at a point of shipping out where we couldn't get any 'outside' news/etc until our boots hit dirt at the destination - and to be purely honest I never knew there was a third tower, let alone that it was demolished as well.
 

Dylan

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There was no third tower. 7 WTC was one of the many "regular" buildings in the complex. That aside, it doesn't get much attention because nobody was in the building when it collapsed -- everyone had been evacuated much earlier and so there wasn't a single casualty.

Anyways, the reason for the collapse was firmly established years ago. Debris from the towers themselves damaged the building right off, and afterwards the extreme heat from the rubble caught the building on fire which lead to the structure eventually buckling. The collapse itself was sudden, but the building had been on fire for quite some time with floors collapsing internally.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2056088/Footage-kills-conspiracy-theories-Rare-footage-shows-WTC-7-consumed-fire.html

The only people who believe otherwise at this point are the people who think the planes didn't cause the twin towers to collapse in the first place.
 
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SkylarM

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The only people who believe otherwise at this point are the people who think the planes didn't cause the twin towers to collapse in the first place.
Hitler, Santa Clause, and the Easter Bunny caused 9/11
 

MannDude

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There was no third tower. 7 WTC was one of the many "regular" buildings in the complex. That aside, it doesn't get much attention because nobody was in the building when it collapsed -- everyone had been evacuated much earlier and so there wasn't a single casualty.

Anyways, the reason for the collapse was firmly established years ago. Debris from the towers themselves damaged the building right off, and afterwards the extreme heat from the rubble caught the building on fire which lead to the structure eventually buckling. The collapse itself was sudden, but the building had been on fire for quite some time with floors collapsing internally.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2056088/Footage-kills-conspiracy-theories-Rare-footage-shows-WTC-7-consumed-fire.html

The only people who believe otherwise at this point are the people who think the planes didn't cause the twin towers to collapse in the first place.
I don't dispute the fact planes certainly flew into two towers, about those two, I don't care to comment further.

But I can't say I buy the official report on WTC7. You think it was the only building that had damage from debris of the other towers falling?
 

Slownode

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WTC7's design was flawed because it was made to fit atop an odd space, it did not have a very strong foundation so when the side was severely damaged it was not rigid and tore itself down once the remaining structure heated up and softened.


The twin towers fell because the structure was not sufficiently fireproofed and the design basically relies entirely on the integrity on the outer ring to remain intact, the weak inner core was severely damaged too.


The design was made to maximise floor space, and thus profitability, however this doomed the tower to collapse.


As for why they got hit in the first place, well many in intelligence knew the attack was being planned(as early as 1999) but higher ups ignored warnings... criminal negligence or yet another case of "fuck it, if it happens it's god for me", there's a huge conflict of interest in the US gov, military contractors are in high positions and generals end up at contractors, more war is more money.


"We're going into Iraq and Afghanistan." "But it was the Saudis" "They're our allies and we NEED a war."
 
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Dylan

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You think it was the only building that had damage from debris of the other towers falling?
7 WTC was burning, uncontrolled, for literally seven hours before collapsing. The debris damaged the building, yes, but more important it caught it on fire, and that's what ultimately led to the collapse.

Many of the other buildings were seriously damaged by debris, but they did not catch on fire. 3 WTC and 4 WTC were both effectively destroyed by debris.
 

Jade

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That's crazy! I had no clue that other buildings fell with the WTC. Hopefully we never see something like that ever happen again
 

jarland

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You don't build buildings in a city like NYC to just fall over like a tree when you take an axe to it. They're built to be less likely to just fall over and knock out another building in the event of a structural failure. Looked like a controlled demolition, people didn't like that. It is what it is. I'll take a good conspiracy any day but that one just doesn't hold enough weight.


I went into my views on it :p
 

Steve

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So, without trying to push my own views on you, just curious how many of you were aware of the fact a third tower also fell on that same day in 2001? We've got a globally diverse visitor-base, so I'm curious to see how those in other parts of the world weigh in on this.
Oh no I don't want to push my views on anyone, but here's a loaded 'question' pushing my own views anyway.

Good to see you're more informed than those pesky structural engineers who actually use facts and logic to establish what happened. 
 

MannDude

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Oh no I don't want to push my views on anyone, but here's a loaded 'question' pushing my own views anyway.

Good to see you're more informed than those pesky structural engineers who actually use facts and logic to establish what happened.
All I said is I don't buy the official report for WTC7 in a response. I didn't post a link to a conspiracy video. I didn't say it was an inside job or anything. I went out of my way to find raw footage, not footage that had commentary or information presented in it. So I invite you to re-read my responses and quote me where I am 'pushing my own views'.
 
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