|"Natural gas is supplied to the complex but is in limited use, mainly in the Vista Hotel’s kitchens but also in restaurants located on the concourse of 5 WTC and the coffee tasting room at the New York Commodities Exchange in 4 WTC. No natural gas is used in the two towers."|
|The WTC was like a small city and within that small city was enough fuel to destroy a small city and the systems to deliver this fuel ran all around the complex.|
|QUOTE (MTI Report)|
|"People inside the South Tower felt the floor vibrate as if a small earthquake were occurring.… The vibration lasted for about 30 seconds. The doors were knocked out, and a huge ball of flame created by the exploding diesel fuel from the building's own supply tank shot from the elevator shaft and out the doors of the South Tower, consuming everything in its path. Minutes later, at 9:59 a.m., the tower collapsed."|
|QUOTE (Port Authority Officer- Will Jimeno)|
|The team moved ahead. Scant minutes passed. Suddenly the hallway began to shudder as a terrible deafening roar swept over them. That's when Will saw the giant fireball explode in the street. That's when Sarge shouted, "Run! Run to the left!"|
Seconds later the team's entire world began to crumble. It was precisely 9:59 a.m. The Trade Center's South Tower had just collapsed.
|"So the moment I was watching the building from Trinity Church was exactly the moment he [Ronald DiFrancesco] was coming out of the same place I did, and he was caught in an explosion. He heard the explosion, swirled around, and a fireball was rushing at him from right at the doors where he was about to leave the building."|
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|QUOTE (Carol Marin- CBS News correspondent)|
|There was a gigantic fireball rolling toward us. We turned and ran, and I fell, and he scooped me up and threw me against a marble wall of a building and covered my body with his. I could feel his heart beating through my backbone. It was like tons of wallboard exploding and burning all around us. I couldn't see. I couldn't breathe.|
|We headed for the B staircase. It was pretty much in the center of the core. We had to go through these turnstiles. I remember there was a lot of rubble on the floor. There was elevator doors ajar. There were elevator doors missing. I could see an elevator car twisted in the shaft.|
I remember I looked up at the ceiling because I thought maybe the ceiling got charred because there was a bunch of rubble on the floor. It was about three feet high in the middle. The ceiling wasn't charred. So I had thought the floor blew up.
I was telling guys afterwards the floor must have blown up. Maybe there was a bomb downstairs or something. But I came to learn that that was bodies. We had to climb over and around this pile.
Q. A pile of bodies, in the lobby?
A. I didn't recognize it as bodies. I don't know if my mind didn't see it.
Q. Near the elevators?
A. It looked like rubble to me.
A. Right outside the elevators, in the core. We had to climb up and around it -- it was like three feet high in the middle -- to enter the B staircase.
|The flash produced by hydrogen combustion is not visible to the naked eye in daylight conditions. The use of hydrogen-based thermobarics is thus consistent with the absence of colorful fireworks in the destruction of the Twin Towers|
|QUOTE (fedzcametogetme @ Dec 31 2007, 03:07 AM)|
2cents re: the ground level explosions themselves:
my guess is that they were intended as saving grace or mercy by the perps. i think they were meant to impede/obstacle the number of rescue workers and fire fighters who might attempt to go up into the building. these explosions partially or fully blocked some of the access to the building, so they at least slowed down some of the people trying to go IN. so maybe the perps were showing some heart in an attempt to allow less outside people into the buildings.
|QUOTE (alive and still talking @ Jan 1 2008, 05:23 AM)|
|shoestring. why is it that every time I link up to something you have posted, my computer freezes up ? Found you on myspace, and the same thing happened again.|
|QUOTE (alive and still talking @ Jan 1 2008, 01:23 AM)|
|yO>shoestring. why is it that every time I link up to something you have posted, my computer freezes up ? Found you on myspace, and the same thing happened again. <_<|