Experts Urging Broader Inquiry In Towers' Fall
Saying that the current
investigation into how and why the twin towers fell on Sept. 11 is
inadequate, some of the nation's leading structural engineers and
fire-safety experts are calling for a new, independent and
better-financed inquiry that could produce the kinds of conclusions vital
for skyscrapers and future buildings nationwide. Experts critical of the current effort...point out that the current
team of 20 or so investigators has no subpoena power and little staff
support and has even been unable to obtain basic information like
detailed blueprints of the buildings that collapsed.
structural engineers have said that one serious mistake has already been
made...the decision to rapidly
recycle the steel columns, beams and trusses that held up the buildings.
Interviews with a handful of members of the
team, which includes some of the nation's most respected engineers, also
uncovered complaints that they had at various times been shackled with
bureaucratic restrictions that prevented them from interviewing
witnesses, examining the disaster site and requesting crucial information
like recorded distress calls to the police and fire departments. Members have been
threatened with dismissal for speaking to the press.
Special Note: This article was published by the New York Times on December 25, 2001. Isn't it interesting that this vitally important information should be presented on Christmas day, when the public is least likely to read the newspaper? We originally had the full article posted here for three years, but a lawyer from the Times contacted us in late March of 2006 insisting that we remove the article or face a lawsuit. Note that this request came just days after the 9/11 cover-up and World Trade Center collapse became a very hot topic on CNN and in other major media. Though we have over 30 full New York Times articles posted, this is the only one they asked to be removed.
Even more serious allegations on the World Trade Center collapse are made in one of the nation's top magazines for firefighters. To read this highly revealing article titled "Selling Out the Investigation ," click here.
For major coverage given to the collapse of the World Trade Center towers and other aspects of the 9/11 cover-up by CNN and other major media just before we were told to remove the full article: