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As seen in this revealing photo the Twin Towers' destruction exhibited all the characteristics of destruction by explosions:

1.

Extremely rapid onset of “collapse”

2.

Sounds of explosions at plane impact zone — a full second prior to collapse (heard by 118 first responders as well as by media reporters)

3.

Observations of flashes (seen by numerous professionals)

4.

Squibs, or “mistimed” explosions, 40 floors below the “collapsing” building seen in all the videos

5.

Mid-air pulverization of all the 90,000 tons of concrete and steel decking, filing cabinets & 1000 people – mostly to dust

6.

Massive volume of expanding pyroclastic dust clouds

7.

Vertical progression of full building perimeter demolition waves

8.

Symmetrical collapse – through the path of greatest resistance – at free-fall speed — the columns gave no resistance

9.

1,400 foot diameter field of equally distributed debris – outside of building footprint

10.

Blast waves blew out windows in buildings 400 feet away

11.

Lateral ejection of thousands of individual 20 - 50 ton steel beams up to 500 feet

12.

Total destruction of the building down to individual structural steel elements – obliterating the steel core structure.

13.

Tons of molten Metal found by FDNY under all 3 high-rises (no other possible source other than an incendiary cutting charge such as Thermate)

14.

Chemical signature of Thermate (high tech incendiary) found in slag, solidified molten metal, and dust samples by Physics professor Steven Jones, PhD.

15.

FEMA finds rapid oxidation and intergranular melting on structural steel samples

16.

More than 1000 Bodies are unaccounted for — 700 tiny bone fragments found on top of nearby buildings

And exhibited none of the characteristics of destruction by fire, i.e.

1.

Slow onset with large visible deformations

2.

Asymmetrical collapse which follows the path of least resistance (laws of conservation of momentum would cause a falling, intact, from the point of plane impact, to the side most damaged by the fires)

3.

Evidence of fire temperatures capable of softening steel

4.

High-rise buildings with much larger, hotter, and longer lasting fires have never “collapsed”

9/11 - Key Issue of our Time

Australian 9/11 Truth Movement Statement
11 September 2010

NO FEAR TRILOGY - Three Sydney Truth Events in September!

From John Bursill | johnbursill@aapt.net.au | +61 414 878499

 

Event 1

 

DELUSION 911
PUBLIC MEETING THURSDAY SEPTEMBER-11-7pm

Tom Mann Theatre

136 Chalmers St Surry Hills Sydney - 5mins walk from Central Station

Find out why millions of people around the world reject the official explanation of 9/11!

SPEAKERS

  • Dr David Leifer - Architect and Associated Engineer
  • Dr Frank Legge – Chemist/Scientist and Peace Activist
  • James O’Neil - Barrister at Law and Peace Activist
  • Gillian Norman - Film Maker, former BBC Journalist
  • John Bursill - Licensed Aircraft Engineer and Green
  • Kevin Bracken - Victorian Union Secretary
  • Green’s Political Representative – To be confirmed

 

Presented by Sydney Truth Action

E-mail info@truthaction.org.au


Event 2

 

Film screening and panel discussion "ShadowPlay"

September 12 - 7:00pm

Tom Mann Theatre

136 Chalmers St Surry Hills Sydney - 5mins walk from Central Station

SHADOWPLAY PART I
9/11 PUPPETMASTERS

Revealing dark PuppetMasters behind the 9/11 ShadowPlay of Deception

 

Featuring:

  • CHARLIE SHEEN - with InfoWars.com
  • General LEONID IVASHOV - Commander of Russian Armed Forces, September 11, 2001
  • ANDREAS VON BUELOW - Former State Secretary of Defense,Germany
  • CONNIE FOGAL - Leader Canadian Action Party, Canada
  • WEBSTER GRIFFIN TARPLEY - Historian, USA
  • G.EDWARD GRIFFIN - Founder Freedom Force International, USA
  • WILL THOMAS - Investigative Journalist
  • BARRIE ZWICKER - Media Critic, Canada
  • Prof KEVIN BARRETT - Islamologist, Univ Wisconsin-Madison, USA
  • Prof MICHEL CHOSSUDOVSKY - Economist, Univ Ottawa, Canada
  • Prof JOHN McMURTRY - Moral Philosopher, Univ Guelph, Canada
  • YUKIHISA FUJITA MP - Director of the Parliamentary Defense Committee
  • Dr STEVEN JONES - Physicist, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice
  • Dr FRANK LEGGE - Chemist. Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice


Plus many more...


Event 3

 

SYDNEY TRUTH ACTION FUNDRAISER 13 Sep 7-10pm

Bat and Ball Hotel, 495 Cleveland St Surry Hills, 10mins from Central

Dinner and Live Acoustic Music from Vitarley, Suggested donation at door $35

 

FREE PARTY BAND “SPINDRIFT” AFTER 1Opm for all 9/11 Truthers

All proceeds will go to covering the cost of these Sydney Truth Action events!

Please spread the word and attend if possible!

Kind regards John Bursill

 

A beautiful deconstruction of "conspiracy theory" doublethink

The guardian.co.uk opinion page currently features a brilliant article from Dan Hind which is a response to an earlier article by Charlie Brooker, titled "So, you believe in conspiracy theories, do you? You probably also think you're the Emperor of Pluto".

 

The first article broke all records for online responses, topping out at 1,700. From my casual glance through it doesn't appear that Charlie Brooker has much support from the readership.

 

links:

www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jul/17/september11 www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2008/jul/14/september11.usa

 

While Charlie Brooker draws on all the usual stereotypes and prejudices against "conspiracy believers" as mentally unstable social outcasts who irrationally cling to the idea of secret knowledge in order to improve their self esteem, Hind deconstructs the concept, demonstrating that recent policies of the current U.S. Administration (especially with regard to Saddam Hussein and WMD) have been informed by unsubstantiated and irrational conspiracy theories.

 

When you think about it, much of the fear mongering over Iran's alleged nuclear ambitions can be viewed as conspiracy theory too.

 

During the Cold War there was a widespread conspiracy theory about the threat of Communist world domination. These beliefs informed the policies of the Menzies era in Australia and led to censorship and the erosion of civil liberties.

 

Indeed, the view of 9/11 put forth by the 9/11 Commission and the Military Commissions at Guantanamo could correctly be described as "conspiracy theory" too, since there is no evidence other than the confessions of men who have have been held without due process for up to six years, tortured and dehumanised to the point that their testimony is now legally worthless.

 

Dan Hind's article, unlike David Coady's casual dismissial of 9/11 Truth as "irrational conspiracy theories", leaves the question of which conspiracy theory is correct unanswered - which is at least a more intellectually honest response to the "knowns" and "unknowns" of 9/11.

Shock bracelets? Now they've really gone too far...

Here is a story so bizarre and so ridiculous that it sounds like either a hoax or a monty python script: a "shock bracelet" which combines RFID tracking with electro-shock weapon technology all in one handy package now being assessed by the United States Department of Homeland Security for use in passenger aircraft.

 

The new device is patented by Lamperd Less Lethal, a company which specialises in "less lethal weapons". They made a promotional video for their crazy invention a few years ago which received little attention.

 

Now however things have changed.

 

A senior official from the Department of Homeland Security has expressed interest in the device, and this was covered in a recent Fox News story which we present below:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cBSRLrJbGg

 

The fact that the man interviewed plays down the "electro-shock" aspect of this device does not give me much comfort. Clearly the reporter is rather disturbed, as she fumbles for words during the interview.

 

Stories like this go a long way towards validating the worst case scenariois of where America is headed, and historically, where America goes, Australia soon follows.

 

posted 22 Jul 2008 11:13 | Permalink | Leave a comment.

CNN reporter criticizes TSA, finds self on terror watch list

David Edwards and Nick Juliano
Published: Wednesday July 16, 2008

http://rawstory.com/news/2008/...terror_watch_0716.html

 

The post-9/11 airline watch list that is supposed to keep terrorists off of airplanes has swelled to more than 1 million names, including at least one investigative reporter who had been critical of the Transportation Security Agency, which maintains the watch list.

 

CNN's Drew Griffin reported on the bloating of the watch list, which an ACLU count pegged at 1,001,308 names Wednesday afternoon. Griffin's is one of those names, he says.

 

"Coincidentally, this all began in May, shortly after I began a series of investigative reports critical of the TSA. Eleven flights now since May 19. On different airlines, my name pops up forcing me to go to the counter, show my identification, sometimes the agent has to make a call before I get my ticket," Griffin reported. "What does the TSA say? Nothing, at least nothing on camera. Over the phone a public affairs worker told me again I'm not on the watch list, and don't even think that someone in the TSA or anyone else is trying to get even."

 

The TSA, which is a part of the Department of Homeland Security, said Griffin's name wasn't even on the watch list, and the agency blamed the airlines for the delays the reporter experienced. The airlines, on the other hand, said they were simply following a list provided by TSA.

 

While it wouldn't be much of a stretch for plenty of people to believe the TSA would exercise its revenge via watch-list meddling, an agency spokesman insists that just isn't the case.

 

"So if there's any thought or shadow of a thought that TSA somehow put you on a watch list because of your reporting," spokesman Christopher White said, "it is absolutely fabricated."

 

This video is from CNN's American Morning, broadcast July 16, 2008.

  
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Cynthia McKinney Green Party Presidential candidate acceptance speech

Cynthia McKinney Green Party Presidential candidate speaks at the Convention By Craig Seeman
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McKinney wins Green Party nomination

Cynthia McKinney has won the presidential nomination of the Green Party of the United States.

 

This excellent video is from 2007 when Cynthia began her association with the Greens.

 

Her passion, intelligence and heroism is unparalleled in contemporary politics.

 

During this speech Cynthia reaffirms her commitment to truth and justice on many issues, including the assassination of Martin Luther King Jnr, co-intel subversion of the civil rights movement, the September 11th atacks and the Iraq War.

 

She documents here how the power elites behind the political process went about to destroy her career in the Democratic Party.

 

With her nomination by the Greens it looks like a new chapter is opening for Cynthia, for America and for the world.

 

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2508693105235438933

 

By JEFFRY SCOTT
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 07/12/08

http://www.ajc.com/...mckinney_green_nomination.html

 

CHICAGO — Former Georgia congresswoman Cynthia McKinney reassumed the national political stage Saturday, winning the presidential nomination of the Green Party of the United States at the party's national convention here.

 

Amid chants of "Paint The White House Green" and signs proclaiming, "Truth. McKinney 2008," McKinney revved up a crowd of about 350 Green Party delegates from 38 states who elected her on the first ballot.

 

"I am asking you to vote your conscience, vote your dreams, vote your future, vote Green," McKinney told the convention in a 30 minute speech following an address by her running mate, hip hop artist and political activist Rosa Clemente.

 

She was joined by her father, former Georgia representative Billy McKinney; her mother Leola, and her son Coy, on the stage in the elegant Michigan Avenue hall where the Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs,

 

McKinney, 53, was the odds-on favorite to win the nomination, coming into the convention with a 10-1 delegate lead over her closest rival, Jesse Johnson of West Virginia.

 

Since last fall, McKinney has campaigned in 30 states on the slogan "Power To The People" and a platform that calls for single-payer universal health care, the immediate withdrawal of American forces from Iraq and Afghanistan, the creation of a Department of Peace, and reparations for African-Americans.

 

In her address, Clemente, 36, vowed that she and McKinney would fight all "-isms and ideologies that divide us." Clemente jokingly threw down a challenge to the nation's sitting vice president: "Dick Cheney, bring it on."

 

In her unlikely re-emergence on the national political stage as the presidential nominee of the Green Party, which she joined in 2007 after leaving the Democratic Party where she had served six terms representing DeKalb County's 4th Congressional district, McKinney faces a stiff – extremely long-shot – run at the presidency.

 

She as much conceded winning the presidency was not her goal in her speech Saturday. She said the thrust of her campaign would be to get 5 percent of the vote in November, effectively establishing the Greens as a third party that would not have to fight state-by-state to get on the ballot every four years.

 

"We are in this to build a movement," said McKinney to roars from the crowd. "A vote for the Green Party is a vote for the movement that will turn this country right-side-up again."

 

In Georgia, because the party failed to qualify under state laws, McKinney and Clemente will not be on the ballot in November. Green Party leaders expect she will be on the ballot in 36 states, where ballot qualification rules vary.

 

David Cobb, who ran for president on the Green Party ticket in 2004 – and pulled in just 0.1 percent of the vote – said Saturday that one of the appeals of McKinney' as a candidate is her name recognition.

 

"Before she has even won the nomination, she has pulled new members into the party," said Cobb, who introduced McKinney at the convention, praising her work in Congress and for having introduced articles of impeachment against President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, and Secretary of State Condolezza Rice. He estimated Green Party membership is about 500,000.

 

McKinney is the second former member of Congress from Georgia mounting a presidential run this year. Former 7th District Rep. Bob Barr (R-Ga.) is running for president on the Libertarian Party ticket.

 

A lighten-rod political figure, McKinney was defeated in 2006 by the 4th District's present congressman, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), after a much-publicized run-in with a U.S. Capitol police officer and her accusations that the Bush administration covered up information about the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

 

That incendiary quality seemed to endear McKinney to Green delegates who, throughout the convention, inveighed against the "crimes" of the Bush administration and the distortions of the news by "corporate media" – which, except for the cable network C-SPAN, have given little coverage to the convention.

 

"Don't expect me to keep a count of the major flip flops of the other candidates between now and November, I'm sure there will be plenty," McKinney told the crowd. "They are in this flip flop because they have to appear to share our values — while they serve somebody else."

 

 

posted 13 Jul 2008 17:41 | Permalink | Leave a comment.

Movie Review - "The Reflecting Pool" by Nathan lee

I post this article not because it has any merit, but rather to illustrate the depths of depravity to which the hack writers employed by major media organisations will sink in order to stifle dissent and discredit the voices of reason and justice.

 

This article borders on defamation.

 


 

Trade Secrets
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/07/11/movies/11refl.html?_r=1&ref=movies&oref=slogin

 

By NATHAN LEE
Published: July 11, 2008

 

The problem with “The Reflecting Pool,” an investigative drama that mucks around with 9/11 conspiracy theories, is not that its ideas are silly. Strictly from an imaginative point of view, there is something unnerving about the weirdly elegant way the towers fell. And not just the north and south buildings but also the adjacent 7 World Trade Center, a smaller edifice, suffering much less damage, that collapsed in an identical manner but received far less coverage from — what’s the phrase I’m looking for? — oh yes: a complicit, propaganda-foisting media/industrial complex in the pocket of the Bush administration and the Jews and the oil industry!

 

Er, to continue. The problem, which dwarfs whatever you might feel about the topic, is in the drama, or utter lack thereof. Written and directed by Jarek Kupsc, the movie has the tone, rhythm and structure of a set of numbered, handwritten notes derived from 9/11 conspiracy Web sites, photocopied at Kinko’s and distributed at an anarchist bookshop.

 

This pamphlet narrative follows the efforts of Alex Prokop (Mr. Kupsc again), an investigative journalist for a lefty magazine about to “go corporate,” and Paul Cooper (Joseph Culp), a 9/11 obsessive whose daughter died in the attack, to unearth the truth in the face of suppressed information, disturbing ambiguities and, when needling the powers that be, their own amateurism.

 

9/11 families remains lawsuit dismissed

SBS: Tuesday, 8 July, 2008
http://news.sbs.com.au/..._lawsuit_dismissed_551219

 

A US judge has dismissed a case brought by families of victims of the September 11 attacks who said the city denied proper burials by sending debris containing possible human remains to a garbage dump.

 

The lawsuit, filed in 2005 by a group called WTC Families for a Proper Burial, sought to have the estimated 1.2 million to 1.8 million tonnes of rubble originally from the World Trade Centre site transferred out of the Fresh Kills landfill located on New York's borough of Staten Island.

 

The families said the city should move the residue that had been finely sifted multiple times to a more suitable location and have a cemetery created.

 

US District Judge Alvin Hellerstein, saying the city's decisions about where to offload the debris "were difficult and complicated", found the city had "acted responsibly" in bringing about a "swift and efficient recovery from the terrorists' attack".

 

"Plaintiffs have no property right in an undifferentiated, unidentifiable mass of dirt that may or may not contain the remains of plaintiffs' loved ones," he said.

 

There are no New York laws that require burying the debris in a different location, he said, "however worthy the citizen and however honourable the deceased".

 

About 1,100 out of the 2,749 people killed at the World Trade Centre site perished without leaving a trace. Full bodies were recovered for only 292 victims and partial remains for 1,357, sometimes only a fragment of a bone, the ruling noted.

 

Almost immediately after the attacks, all visible human remains were removed from the debris, bagged and taken to collecting points.

 

Victims' families argued that debris surrounding some remains would have contained other bone fragments and remains.

 

The president of the WTC Families, Diane Horning, lost her son, Matthew Horning, in the attacks. His wallet and a piece of his occipital bone were recovered from debris at Fresh Kills.

Hellerstein concluding his ruling by suggesting a "beautiful nature preserve" and memorial at the garbage site and said the families of victims "have suffered a wrong for which there can be no remedy".

 

"No matter the authority and power of this court, it cannot bring back the loved ones lost, and it cannot bring peace to the plaintiffs or surcease to society's collective grief around the events of September 11, 2001."

 

Source: AAP  

 

Seymour Hersh On Covert Operations In Iran

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=92025860

Listen online

In this candid interview Seymour Hersh discusses false flag operations in Iran and the erosion of democracy in the US.

The interview is exceptional in its engagement with the fascist shift now well advanced in the United States.

Highly recommended.

From NPR:

"Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh believes that the United States may be closer to armed conflict with Iran than previously imagined. He writes about Congress' funding of covert military operations in the upcoming issue of The New Yorker.

A regular contributor to The New Yorker, Hersh exposed the Abu Ghraib prison scandal in a series of articles published in the magazine early in 2005.

During the Vietnam War, Hersh was the first to report on the My Lai massacre. He has been the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, five George Polk Awards, two National Magazine Awards, and a dozen other prizes. He is also the author of eight books, including Chain of Command about Abu Ghraib."

The Conspiracy Files: 9/11 - The Third Tower

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/conspiracy_files/7330169.stm

 

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-4576154575407650292

 

The Conspiracy Files delves into the final mystery of 9/11: a third tower at the World Trade Centre, which along with the Twin Towers, also collapsed that day. But this skyscraper was never hit by a plane.

 

The 47-storey tower collapsed seven hours after the Twin Towers and it has become the subject of heated speculation and a host of conspiracy theories which suggest it was brought down by a controlled demolition.

 

Nearly seven years on, the final official report on the World Trade Centre is due to be published in July.

 

Official investigators are expected to conclude that fire caused the collapse of this third tower at the World Trade Centre. But that makes this the first and only skyscraper in the world to collapse solely due to fire.

 

The Conspiracy Files explores many unanswered questions to try to find out what really happened, and why some people think there was a sinister plot to destroy the building.

 

Produced and Directed by Mike Rudin
Assistant Producer: James Giles

 

 

Truth Rising: the 9/11 Chronicles

www.infowars.com/truthrising

 

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6558849874454763730

 

Seven years after the attacks of September the Eleventh, a global awakening has taken place, the likes of which the world has never seen. As the corporate-controlled media dwindles into extinction, a new breed of journalists and activists has emerged.

Join Alex Jones, Luke Rudkowski and others as they set out on a mission determined to expose the ruthless global elite, and alert the masses to the truth about 9/11.

Strap in and get ready to ride along as criminal overlords David Rockefeller, Zbigniew Brzezinski, Bill and Hillary Clinton, Alan Greenspan, John McCain, and many others are confronted about their lies and manipulation.

Including interviews with Jesse Ventura, Rosie O'Donnell, George Carlin, Willie Nelson and Martin Sheen, this film is unlike anything you have ever seen. the only question after viewing it is, will you become part of the Truth Rising.

 

The documentary provides an in-depth look at the plight of 9/11 first responders, many afflicted with serious health problems from the toxicity of Ground Zero. Truth Rising reveals and challenges the astounding arrogance and negligence of the government in regard to the heroic efforts of first responders, police, and fire-fighters. Truth Rising indicts the administration of Rudy Giuliani and that of the EPA and Christine Todd Whitman, who proclaimed the air in lower Manhattan was safe to breathe, contrary to numerous warnings to the contrary.

 

9/11 third tower mystery 'solved'

By Mike Rudin

 

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7485331.stm

 

The final mystery of 9/11 will soon be solved, according to US experts investigating the collapse of the third tower at the World Trade Center.

 

The 47-storey third tower, known as Tower Seven, collapsed seven hours after the twin towers. 

 

Investigators are expected to say ordinary fires on several different floors caused the collapse. 

 

Conspiracy theorists have argued that the third tower was brought down in a controlled demolition.
 
Unlike the twin towers, Tower Seven was not hit by a plane.

 

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, based near Washington DC, is expected to conclude in its long-awaited report this month that ordinary fires caused the building to collapse.

 

That would make it the first and only steel skyscraper in the world to collapse because of fire.

 

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's lead investigator, Dr Shyam Sunder, spoke to BBC Two's "The Conspiracy Files":

 

"Our working hypothesis now actually suggests that it was normal building fires that were growing and spreading throughout the multiple floors that may have caused the ultimate collapse of the buildings."

 

'Smoking gun'

 

However, a group of architects, engineers and scientists say the official explanation that fires caused the collapse is impossible. Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth argue there must have been a controlled demolition.

 

The founder of the group, Richard Gage, says the collapse of the third tower is an obvious example of a controlled demolition using explosives.

 

"Building Seven is the smoking gun of 9/11… A sixth grader can look at this building falling at virtually freefall speed, symmetrically and smoothly, and see that it is not a natural process.

 

"Buildings that fall in natural processes fall to the path of least resistance", says Gage, "they don't go straight down through themselves."

 

Conspiracy theories

 

There are a number of facts that have encouraged conspiracy theories about Tower Seven.

Although its collapse potentially made architectural history, all of the thousands of tonnes of steel from the skyscraper were taken away to be melted down.


The third tower was occupied by the Secret Service, the CIA, the Department of Defence and the Office of Emergency Management, which would co-ordinate any response to a disaster or a terrorist attack.


The destruction of the third tower was never mentioned in the 9/11 Commission Report. The first official inquiry into Tower Seven by the Federal Emergency Management Agency was unable to be definitive about what caused its collapse.


In May 2002 FEMA concluded that the building collapsed because intense fires had burned for hours, fed by thousands of gallons of diesel stored in the building. But it said this had "only a low probability of occurrence" and more work was needed.

 

But now nearly seven years after 9/11 the definitive official explanation of what happened to Tower Seven is finally about to be published in America.

 

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has spent more than two years investigating Tower Seven but lead investigator Dr Shyam Sunder rejects criticism that it has been slow.

 

"We've been at this for a little over two years and doing a two or two and a half year investigation is not at all unusual. That's the same kind of time frame that takes place when we do aeroplane crash investigations, it takes a few years."

 

With no steel from Tower 7 to study, investigators have instead made four extremely complex computer models worked out to the finest detail. They're confident their approach can now provide the answers. Dr Sunder says the investigation is moving as fast as possible.

 

"It's a very complex problem. It requires a level of fidelity in the modelling and rigour in the analysis that has never been done before."
 
Other skyscrapers haven't fully collapsed before because of fire. But NIST argues that what happened on 9/11 was unique.
 
Steel structure weakened

 

It says Tower Seven had an unusual design, built over an electricity substation and a subway; there were many fires that burnt for hours; and crucially, fire fighters could not fight the fires in Tower 7, because they didn't have enough water and focused on saving lives.

Investigators have focused on the east side where the long floor spans were under most stress.

 

They think fires burnt long enough to weaken and break many of the connections that held the steel structure together.

 

Most susceptible were the thinner floor beams which required less fireproofing, and the connections between the beams and the columns. As they heated up the connections failed and the beams sagged and failed, investigators say.

 

The collapse of the first of the Twin Towers does not seem to have caused any serious damage to Tower Seven, but the second collapse of the 1,368ft (417m) North Tower threw debris at Tower Seven, just 350ft (106m) away.

 

Tower Seven came down at 5.21pm. Until now most of the photographs have been of the three sides of the building that did not show much obvious physical damage. Now new photos of the south side of the building, which crucially faced the North Tower, show that whole side damaged and engulfed in smoke.