Official Explanation to be broadcast
was that fires ignited by the jetliners' fuel
had melted steel beams and columns within the Towers
and thus caused the skyscrapers to
The British Broadcasting Company quoted
Chris Wise in its September 13, 2001 piece
How the World Trade Center Fell.
Wise spoke with cinematic emphasis:
It was the fire that killed the buildings.
There's nothing on earth that could survive those temperatures
with that amount of fuel burning ...
The columns would have melted,
the floors would have melted and eventually they
would have collapsed one on top of each other.
The BBC online news story of 9/13/01 also quoted another expert.
The buildings' construction manager, Hyman Brown,
agreed that nothing could have saved them from the inferno.
The buildings would have stood had a plane or a force
caused by a plane smashed into it,
But steel melts, and 24,000 gallons of aviation fluid melted the steel.
Nothing is designed or will be designed to withstand that fire.
This graphic from the BBC is thoroughly inaccurate.
- It describes the columns as steel-reinforced concrete
when in fact they were 100% steel.
- It depicts the core as a being a fraction of its actual dimensions.
- It states that 800ºC temperatures can melt steel,
when steel's melting point is 1535ºC.
The fundamental problem with the jet-fuel-melting-steel
explanation is that its premise contradicts the laws of physics.
No amount of
‘ “aviation fluid” ’
burning in the open flames of a building fire
could even begin to melt steel.
1535ºCelsius is the melting point of structural steel,
825ºCelsius is around the maximum temperature attainable
with hydrocarbon-fueled fires without systematic
pre-heating or pressurization of the air.