by Geezer Power …8:56 PM PDT
He is a retired battalion commander from the Fire Dept. of New York and he is a member of Scholars for truth and justice, but he is also involved with the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY’s WORLD TRADE CENTER INVESTIGATION
WTC’s Building 7 was a 47-story office building completed in 1987 by Silverstein Properties on land owned by the Port Authority. It was built according to PA-NY-NJ codes developed for tenant alterations in the tower buildings. Building 7 was not hit by any planes but had some damage from parts of Tower 1 impacting the south wall. Because of the damage to the building and the failure of the water supply, after talking to the owner, the Fire Department decided to evacuate the building and not to attempt to control the fires but to let them burn out. Since it was a “fire resistive” building, there would have been every expectation that the fires would burn out without any local or global collapse. However, given that the towers had collapsed and that there had been a serious interior collapse of Building 5, there was concern, and the collapse area around the building was cleared. The building suffered global collapse from fire after several hours of uncontrolled burning. There were no known injuries or fatalities in the collapse.
Now, If this article looks familiar you have to look no further than the comments on
SuzieQ’s blog, where the above article was copied and pasted in it’s entirety.
The NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST’s mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. This is the agency that Bu$hco has set up to do the World Trade Center Investigation, which they have been working on for three years with no final report forthcoming to date.
On March 12, 2002, in “Civil Engineer News” this analysis of the cause of the collapse of the WTC Towers & Possible lessons learned to improve high-rise building life safety was done by Arthur Scheuerman, Battalion Chief FDNY (Retired), Former Deputy Chief Instructor Nassau County Fire Training Academy and high-rise Fire Safety Director NYC.
Arthur Scheuerman did a presentation at a public meeting for the
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY’S
WORLD TRADE CENTER INVESTIGATION on FEBRUARY 12, 2004, at the
NEW YORK MARRIOTT FINANCIAL CENTER HOTEL.
On March 12, 2002, in “Civil Engineer News” an analysis of the cause of the collapse of the WTC Towers & Possible lessons learned to improve high-rise building life safety was done by Arthur Scheuerman, Battalion Chief FDNY (Retired), Former Deputy Chief Instructor Nassau County Fire Training Academy and high-rise Fire Safety Director NYC.
I look forward to more comments in the future from you Arthur. There are so many things to discuss and so little time.