Now the other threat was the polyurethane foam they used to insulate the walls and ceiling. Now this is highly flammable and once this caught on fire it quickly spread throughout the whole building and made it as bad as it was. If they were to of used a less flammable insulation then this fire probably would not have claimed so many lives. Now there were a couple different
The actual collapse was apparently due to such severe structural damage and the eventual snapping of support beams. Although…due to investigations carried out by many scientists and experts we now know that this is just not plausible. (A building made to be able to handle terrorist attacks and severe fire just gives way less than an hour after impact.) This makes me very suspicious. Once the first plane had struck the north tower there was obviously explosions in approximately 3 floors around the impact zone, but another explosion occurred almost 20 floors below…this explosion was nothing to do with the impact of the aircraft but something far more devious, explosives.
Ng 1 Eva Ng Parada U.S. history Period 1 May 31, 2013 Effects of 9/11 Osama bin Laden was the leader of alQaeda. He planned the terrorist attack in New York City and the Washington, D.C. area. Four airliners were hijacked by alQaeda terrorist. Two of the planes hit the World Trade Center, causing it to collapse. The third plane hit the western side of the Pentagon, and the fourth plane was targeted at the U.S. capitol, but it crashed into a nearby field.
The Jets caused large fires and damage to the lower levels, which theorists claim is impossible, but the jet fuel went down the elevator shaft causing an explosion (Dunbar38). The kerosene from the airplanes jet fuel couldn’t cause enough heat in the fire to melt the building, steel melts at 1,510 degrees Celsius and kerosene can only burn at 1,100 to 1,200 degrees Celsius, implying that there were bombs planted in the towers, but the heat was just hot enough to loosen the steel (Dunbar37). When the two buildings collapsed, they collapsed at a higher rate than usual and there wasn’t a delay in the towers falling (Mondics). As the building dropped it was very smooth, symmetrical, and straight down. Most buildings with a huge gaping whole would have leaned and fell over (“Blaskiewicz”).
The head wave only takes a few seconds, but it kills everyone within a three-mile radius. People at more than three miles can still get unprotected burns. The shock wave destroys all the buildings in a one-mile radius. Like the head wave, the shock wave takes only a few seconds, but it can make winds with speeds of up to 750mph. Finally, the nuclear electromagnetic pulse is made of extremely strong magnetic fields.
People were watching this horrific act being shown on every news channel for weeks after the attacks occurred. At the same time Americans were being told that terrorist had hi-jacked each plane and took control of the planes in order for these terrible acts to have taken place. The media was used as a deception to all Americans in order for them to believe that there were actual terrorists who attacked America for an unseen reason. To this day no one has shown a reliable reason for the attacks on
Mitchell Dumser Ms. Smith ENG 102 20 October 2014 World Trade Center Collapse Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day? On September 11th, 2001 terrorists attacked America. These attacks not only shook the foundation of two of our tallest buildings, but they shook the lives of every American. This debate should be rather interesting because we may have been affected by these attacks or know someone who might have had family in New York that fateful day. Over the past thirteen years several theories of conspiracy about how the Twin Towers were brought down have surfaced.
The Highwaymen were the scandalous criminals that patrolled the highways and traffic roads to scavenge for useful goods. “With the use of the Hydrogen Bomb, the Christian era was dead, and with it must die the tradition of the good Samaritan” (page 84). After the many atomic bombs destroyed Orlando and other major cities, the survivors went against each other and become either hostile criminals or bystanders trying yo avoid to confliction. “Some nations and some people melt in the heat of crisis and come apart like fat in the pan” (page 132). The villainous Highwaymen, drug addicts, and gangsters all came apart at the seams when their lifestyles changed for the worse.
However, viscous lavas are not always the most hazardous; an example of a low viscosity, destructive eruption is that of Mt. Nyiragongo in 2002. This is a strata-volcano found along the African Rift Valley at a constructive plate margin, however it did not erupt from the crater, it erupted from a 13km long fissure on the southern flank having devastating consequences. Lava flows alone destroyed a third of Goma including part of the airport runway, 14,000 homes were destroyed, 350,000 flee and 147 people were killed as 15 million cubic yards of lava cover the area. Sulphurous
Eric Dubin HIS-356 June 2015 You’re being watched On September 11, 2001, a shocking revelation surged throughout the United States of America: We are vulnerable to terrorist acts on our own soil. This sentiment had not been felt for some time, and arguable not at all in the same way. The last time in history Americans had been kill by an opposing military force on U.S. soil, had not been since the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor was attacked by Japanese pilots on December 7, 1941. It was this attack on Pearl Harbor that led to the United States’ entry into World War II. Similarly, through provocation of the attack from Al Qaeda on September 11, 2001, the United States entered into the Afghanistan War in October 2001.