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Last updated:  02/04/2010

Was the WTC 6 blown?

What caused this huge crater in the WTC 6 that went all the way down to its basement?

 

"...most of the central part of WTC 6 suffered collapse on all floors." -FEMA

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Ground Zero EMT:  " I tried to run into the lobby of 6 World Trade, but there were federal police... standing in the open doorways. As I tried to run in, they wouldn't let me, waving me out, telling me "you can't come in here, keep running." As I turned to start running west again, I saw a series of flashes around the ceiling of the lobby all going off one-by-one like the X-mass lights that "chase" in pattern... I immediately got the impression they were timed explosives. I have never thought they were anything else, not then, not now."

- 9/11 Rescuer Saw Explosions Inside WTC 6 Lobby - killtown.blogspot.com

 

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4 WTC 4, 5, and 6

"WTC 4, 5, and 6 are eight- and nine-story steel-framed office buildings, located on the north and east sides of the WTC Plaza, that were built circa 1970.  The buildings had a range of occupancies, including standard office and retail space.

Because of their close proximity to WTC 1 and WTC 2, all three buildings were subjected to severe debris impact damage when the towers collapsed, as well as the fires that developed from the debris. Most of WTC 4 collapsed when impacted by the exterior column debris from WTC 2; the remaining section had a complete burnout. WTC 5 and WTC 6 were impacted by exterior column debris from WTC 1 that caused large sections of localized collapse and subsequent fires spread throughout most of the buildings. All three buildings also were able to resist progressive collapse, in spite of the extensive local collapses that occurred.

In general, the buildings responded as expected to the impact loadings. Collapse was often localized, although half of WTC 4 and most of the central part of WTC 6 suffered collapse on all floors. The damage was consistent with the observed impact load." - FEMA 403, Chp 4 [local]

 

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Dispelling a rumor:

In a CNN video that shows the WTC Towers taken the morning of Sept. 11, there appears to be a big white cloud of smoke emanating up from the WTC 5, 6, and 7 buildings.  A couple of websites and this article had thought that the cause of this smoke cloud may have been the result of some kind of explosion that happened around the time the 2nd crash happened (9:03 am) at the Twin Towers.  However upon closer inspection and other video footage, it is obvious that this white cloud of smoke was actually from the cloud of dust caused from the South Tower collapsing down at 9:59 am. 

 

Notice the cloud of smoke to the right on the North Tower in the center is the smoke that was left when the South Tower collapsed.

The clip clearly shows that the dust cloud was caused from the South WTC collapsing.  (Clip taken from this video.)

 
 

 

 

Who were the tenets of the WTC 6?

 

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Company Business Services Floor(s)
BATF (Alcohol Tobacco & Firearms) Government 2,6
U.S. Department of Agriculture - AAPHIS Government 2
US Department of Commerce Government 6
U.S. Department of Labor Government 6
Export-Import Bank of the U.S. Financial Services 6
Eastco Building Services Building Management -
- World Trade Aftermath
 

Study of Traces of Tritium at the World Trade Center

"The World Trade Center (WTC), the symbol of New York City, had been built in the 1960s through the 1980s. It contained 7 buildings designated as WTC 1 through WTC 7. The most prominent were the 110-floor Twin Towers, WTC 1 - The North Tower built in 1970 and WTC 2 - The South Tower built in 1972. The WTC was owned and operated by [the] Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ). It is important to this investigation that several federal law enforcement agencies were located at the WTC (Miller, 2001; Cummings, 2002). US Customs and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) were housed in WTC 6, also called the US Customs House. US Secret Service and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) had offices in WTC 7, in addition to the New York City emergency command center.

The collapsing Towers destroyed other WTC buildings and the debris compacted and destroyed much of the Bathtub. The debris from WTC 1 plunged through the center of WTC 6 creating a pit stretching down to the basement of the Bathtub (Slobin, 2001).

WTC hosted several law-enforcement agencies such as ATF, CIA, US Secret Service and US Customs. The ATF office had two weapon vaults in WTC Building 6. Also 63 Police Officers, possibly carrying handguns, died in the attack." - Lawrence Livermore Labs (10/01/02)

 


 

tritium - A rare radioactive hydrogen isotope with atomic mass 3 and half-life 12.5 years, prepared artificially for use as a tracer and as a constituent of hydrogen bombs.

 

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The WTC 6 was "pulled" months later.

 

"On December 20, 2001 the Last Remaining Structure - World Trade Center Building Six - is Taken Down." - September11News.com 

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Unidentified construction worker 1:  "Hello? Oh, we're getting ready to pull building six."

Luis Mendes, NYC Dept of Design and Construction:  "We had to be very careful how we demolished building six. We were worried about the building six coming down and then damaging the slurry walls, so we wanted that particular building to fall within a certain area."

Unidentified construction worker 2:  "Well they got the cables attached in four different locations going up and they'll be pulling, pulling the building to the north. It's not everyday you try to pull down an eight story building down with cables." - PBS (09/10/02)

[Video:  youtube.  Extended:  youtube.  See also:  WTC 7:  'Pull It']

 
 

Links

 9/11 Rescuer Saw Explosions Inside WTC 6 Lobby - killtown.blogspot.com

wtc6.net

Explosive 9/11 Analysis

Other WTC Building Collapses: WTC 6 and WTC 7 - Serendipity

5 and 6 World Trade Center - 9/11 Research

Videos of Twin Tower Collapses - 9/11 Research

WTC 6 photos (scroll down) - PositionToKnow

 

Articles

Chp 4 - WTC 4, 5, and 6 [PDF]- FEMA