A rope leash wrote:Buildings do not fall down in their own space without special planning. That's all there is to it! Did the Empire State Building burn and fall when it was hit by a B-25 "flying gas tank"?
Tall buildings (all buildings, for that matter) are built to resist the forces enacted upon them-- mostly vertical forces, just to hold the building up, but also lateral as they get higher, to withstand wind, etc. In the case of a very tall building, gravity will necessarily be stronger than whatever structures can be designed for lateral support, thus it falls down (into its own space) if incinerated from within. That is, if you believe that steel burns/melts, which clearly all those who write building code do, since they require steel beams to be coated with fireproofing. Look up next time you're in that parking garage. See the fuzzy stuff? That ain't a thick layer of dust, honey. And anyway, if Bush wanted to blow up New York, why the concern with neatness? Or did I miss your special theory about that? It's true I've been skimming.
I agree, strongly, with HS. It's an old tactic to say "if you disagree with my outrageous ideas it's because you're naive and kidding yourself." Yawn, indeed. We can find a million more threads like this all over the 'net. It ain't why any of us is HERE.
I know it's become locally fashionable to stick up for you because you 'challenge' and persevere, but if I may be honest you're a waste of my time when you write in this vein, because you're just grinding an axe and not interested in actual exchange, which would involve you entertaining the notion that you might actually be wrong. I don't have the case sewn up; if I did would I be wasting my fucking time here? But I do trust SOME of what I read and not ALL of it.
There is always a very simple explanation for everything, but it is nearly always wrong.