Patty Casazza, Monica Gabrielle, Mindy Kleinberg and Lorie Van Auken all lost their husbands on 911. Thanks to these strong and courageous women the US Government was finally forced to investigate the events of 911. The 911 commission was formed and they “investigated” the events of 911 with the forgone conclusion that 19 hijackers of Arab descent had perpetrated the crime. They excluded all witness statements on explosives, explosions in the buildings preceding the impact of the planes and never even mentioned the collapse of building 7. Lat month the NIST concluded that simple office fires had caused the thermal expansion of one huge beam causing the collapse of WTC7 which had been reinforced twice to withstand a nuclear blast into its own footprint in 6.5 seconds.
This of course should have massive repercussions about the safety code for highrise buildings. We will never know when one of them is going to come down in freefall speed and a pyroclastic flow if an office fire can do that to a building. Yet, no advise is forth coming. This is what Patty, Monica, Mindy and Lorie had to say about it:
For Immediate Release
September 26, 2008
NIST has finally released its long awaited investigative report regarding the collapse of World Trade Center 7. WTC 7 was the third building in the World Trade Center Complex to collapse at 5:20 PM on September 11, 2001. However, this building was not hit by an airplane.
As family members of 9/11 victims, we were extremely interested in the findings of this report. We had hoped that NIST’s report would serve to explain the cause of a total collapse of a conventional steel building and be able to refute the rampant conspiracy theories. We also hoped that this report, in conjunction with NIST’s final reports on WTC 1 and 2, would offer recommendations for improved building and fire codes to ensure public safety in ALL buildings going forward.
While we feel that technical experts should review, critique and replicate the findings within this report, we also feel that we must express our concerns based on public comments by NIST regarding their findings.