Everyone has heard of 9/11 and the tragic events that took place. That said, many do not know about the collapse of WTC Building 7. Luckily, there were no casualties to add onto the Twin Towers number tally. When you are done with this list you will have one of the two conclusions about this event. Either you will believe that the building collapsed due to the fall of the Twin Towers or that there was conspiracy plotted behind it.
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First plane hits the North Tower of the WTC. Within Minutes officials coordinate the city wide emergency response. Housing the command center was the 23rd floor of WTC Building 7.
North building collapses. Falling debris ignites fires in the neighboring towers WTC 4,5,6 and 7. Building 7 burns for 7 hours before collapsing.
Floors 7-9 and 11-13 burned out of control. One issue with this building was that the sprinkler system required manual initiation of the electrical fire pumps, rather than being a fully automatic system. This caused a huge hinder, due to the water pressure, in extinguishing the fires. During this time the firefighters heard creaking sounds coming from inside of the building.
Firefighters noticed an unstableness in the building (a bulge in the southwest corner) raising a red flag that the building might collapse.
WTC Building 7 collapses destroying the city's emergency nerve system.
FEMA issued a report based on their investigation resulting in the idea that the building was weakened by the fires caused by the debris that WTC 1 and 2 helped ignite; the fire was not extinguished or controlled due to the water pressure and lack of working water sprinklers. The fire burned hot enough and long enough to cause the building to weaken and collapse. The report was simply not good enough and was discarded and further investigation was needed. That same year National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) came to the conclusion that the result of the collapse was simply the engineering. That was discarded as well.