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9/11 - The Third Tower

Started by Dave Hughes, July 05, 2008, 01:38:13 PM

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Dave Hughes

Like most people the events of 9/11 and the vision of the twin towers collapsing on the news coverage is a memory that will stay with me for a very long time.

However, I learned today that three World Trade Center towers collapsed that day. I could hardly believe it. This is the first time I've heard of World Trade Center Tower 7 collapsing. Have I been living in a cave???

Sorry I can't embed these BBC videos, but here's links to them:

Conspiracy Theories:

Mystery Solved (allegedly!):

I just find it incredible, in this age of high-tech news reporting, that this is the first I've heard of the third tower collapsing!

I missed this BBC report on the day, when the reporter stated that WTC7 had collapsed, 12 minutes before it actually did!

Reuters mistakenly reported that the tower had collapsed before it actually did, and the BBC picked up on it - the plot thickens!

Building reported to have collapsed before it actually did!
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I remember Tower 7 collapsed around 5 or 6 p.m. my time, several hours after the North and South towers of the WTC. Several other buildings were also buried, demolished, or damaged beyond repair by the ruins of two 110-story buildings raining down in Lower Manhattan. If I remember right, a fair bit of smoke had cleared before Tower 7 collapsed. Given it was one of the larger structures on the campus, it was on fire, and it had been damaged by debris, someone prematurely reporting its collapse wouldn't necessarily be a surprise.

And at least over here, there were a lot of TV news reports that were wrong, premature, or simply looney that day. At one point we were told a bomb had exploded at the Old Executive Office Building in Washington D.C., that a helicopter had crashed at the Pentagon, and that two inbound French airliners had been hijacked and were headed for more targets.

No, that day, phew, what a nightmare.
Robert Griffith
Burleson, Texas

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