Friday, August 10, 2007

Skyscraper Safety

Surely 9/11 is the biggest event in modern times not only politically but also for science, reason and engineering! Why can't we have a large scale and RATIONAL debate with ALL the facts? Why can't we have independent analysts investigate the Twin Tower (and WTC7) collapses? If skyscrapers are so likely to explode if there is a fire then shouldn't we stop going inside anything more than 10 stories high? How can engineers ever convince us that they are safe? WTC7 - a 48 story building with minor structural damage and a light fire exploded and collapsed in 7 seconds!!! Surely either a) ALL BUILDINGS OF SUCH HEIGHT ARE UNSAFE or b) THE BUILDING WAS DEMOLISHED WITH EXPLOSIVES - either way this is crucial information and must be investigated.