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Technical Articles


A. Technical Documents – WTC 1, 2 & 7 [1]

A.1 The Controlled Demolition Theory [2]

A.1.1 P S Kayley [3]
A.1.2 Architects and Engineers [4]
A.1.3 Mark Basile [5]
A.1.4 Charles Beck [6]
A.1.5 Ronald Brookman [7]
A.1.6 David Chandler [8]
A.1.7 Wayne Coste et al. [9]
A.1.8 A. K. Dewdney [10]
A.1.9 Eric Douglas [11]
A.1.10 Timothy Eastman and Jonathan Cole [12]
A.1.11 Crockett Grabbe [13]
A.1.12 David Griscom [14]
A.1.13 Niels Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, Frank Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg Roberts, James Gourley, and Bradley Larsen [15]
A.1.14 Leroy Hulsey, Zhili Quan, and Feng Xiao [16]
A.1.15 Steven Jones et al. [17]
A.1.16 Robert Korol et al. [18]
A.1.17 Kenneth Kuttler [19]
A.1.18 Frank Legge [20]
A.1.19 Jerry Lobdill [21]
A.1.20 Graeme McQueen et al. [22]
A.1.21 William Pepper [23]
A.1.22 Gordon Ross et al. [24]
A.1.23 Andre Rousseau [25]
A.1.24 Kevin Ryan [26]
A.1.25 Ansgar Schneider [27]
A.1.26 Tony Szamboti et al. [28]
A.1.27 Gregory Szuladzinski et al. [29]
A.1.28 Adam Taylor [30]
A.1.29 Gregory Urich [31]
A.1.30 John Wyndham et al. [32]
A.1.31 Others [33]

A.2 Challenges to NIST by AE911Truth [34]

A.3 Countering Disinformation, Samples [35]

A.3.1 By AE911Truth [36]
A.3.2 By Adam Taylor et al. [37]
A.3.3 By David Chandler [38]
A.3.4 By Others [39]

B. Defenses of the Official WTC Collapse Narrative [40]

B.1 Zdenek Bazant et al. — Mainstream Engineering Papers [41]

B.2 FEMA – Reports, May 2002 [42]

B.3 NIST – Reports [43]

B.3.1 Final Reports Released in September 2005 [44]
B.3.2 Final Reports Released in November 2008 [45]

B.4 Diversity of WTC Ignorance-Peddling [46]

B.4.1 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States [47]
B.4.2 ADL —Anti-Defamation League [48]
B.4.3 American Society of Safety Engineers [49]
B.4.4 Europhysics News [50]
B.4.5 Frank Greening et al. [51]
B.4.6 RG Lee Group [52]
B.4.7 Stephanie Singleton [53]
B.4.8 James Millette [54]
B.4.9 Maoxin Wu, Ronald Gordon, Robin Herbert, Maria Padilla, Jacqueline Moline, David Mendelson, Virginia Litle, William Travis, and Joan Gil [55]
B.4.10 Anonymous [56]

C. Alternative WTC Destruction Theories [57]


A. Technical Documents – WTC 1, 2 & 7

A.1 The Controlled Demolition Theory

A.1.1 P S Kayley

A.1.2 Architects and Engineers

A.1.3 Mark Basile
Mark Basile Progress Report [64], August 2014

A.1.4 Charles Beck

A.1.5 Ronald Brookman

A.1.6 David Chandler

A.1.7 Wayne Coste et al.

A.1.8 A. K. Dewdney

A.1.9 Eric Douglas

A.1.10 Timothy Eastman and Jonathan Cole

A.1.11 Crockett Grabbe

A.1.12 David Griscom

A.1.13 Niels Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, Frank Legge, Daniel Farnsworth, Gregg Roberts, James Gourley, and Bradley Larsen

A.1.14 Leroy Hulsey, Zhili Quan, and Feng Xiao

A.1.15 Steven Jones et al.
Steven Jones, Jeffrey Farrer, Gregory Jenkins, Frank Legge, James Gourley, Kevin Ryan, Daniel Farnsworth, and Crockett Grabbe, Extremely High Temperatures During the World Trade Center Destruction [89], January 2008
Steven Jones, Frank Legge, Kevin Ryan, Anthony Szamboti, and James Gourley, Fourteen Points of Agreement with Official Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction [90], 2008
Kevin Ryan, James Gourley and Steven Jones, Environmental anomalies at the World Trade Center: Evidence for Energetic Materials [91], August 2008
Steven Jones, Robert Korol, Anthony Szamboti, and Ted Walter, 15 Years Later: On the Physics of High-Rise Building Collapses [92], Europhysics News, July-August 2016

A.1.16 Robert Korol et al.
Robert Korol, Paul Heerema, and Ken Sivakumaran, The Collapse of WTC 7: A Re-Examination of the “Simple Analysis” Approach [93], February 2016
Steven Jones, Robert Korol, Anthony Szamboti, and Ted Walter, 15 Years Later: On the Physics of High-Rise Building Collapses [92], Europhysics News, July-August 2016

A.1.17 Kenneth Kuttler

A.1.18 Frank Legge
Frank Legge and Tony Szamboti, 9/11 and the Twin Towers: Sudden Collapse Initiation was Impossible [101], December 2007

A.1.19 Jerry Lobdill
Molten What? [107], March 2007

A.1.20 Graeme McQueen et al.
Graeme MacQueen and Tony Szamboti, The Missing Jolt: A Simple Refutation of the NIST-Bazant Collapse Hypothesis [113], April 2009

A.1.21 William Pepper

A.1.22 Gordon Ross et al.
Reply to Dr. Greening [117], August 2006
Craig Furlong and Gordon Ross, Seismic Proof – 9/11 Was an Inside Job (Updated Version II) [118], September 2006

A.1.23 Andre Rousseau

A.1.24 Kevin Ryan

A.1.25 Ansgar Schneider

A.1.26 Tony Szamboti et al.
Frank Legge and Tony Szamboti, 9/11 and the Twin Towers: Sudden Collapse Initiation was Impossible [101], December 2007
Graeme MacQueen and Tony Szamboti, The Missing Jolt: A Simple Refutation of the NIST-Bazant Collapse Hypothesis [113], April 2009
Gregory Szuladzinski, Anthony Szamboti, and Richard Johns, Some Misunderstandings Related to WTC Collapse Analysis, International Journal of Protective Structures [126], June 2013
Tony Szamboti and Richard Johns, ASCE Journals Refuse to Correct Fraudulent Paper They Published On WTC Collapses [127], September 2014

A.1.27 Gregory Szuladzinski et al.
Gregory Szuladzinski, Anthony Szamboti, and Richard Johns, Some Misunderstandings Related to WTC Collapse Analysis [126], International Journal of Protective Structures, June 2013

A.1.28 Adam Taylor
Does Molten Aluminum Glow? [131], September 2013

A.1.29 Gregory Urich

A.1.30 John Wyndham et al.

A.1.31 Others
Robert Moore, Statement Regarding Thermite: Part 1 [135], January 2007
Brian Vasquez, Glowing Aluminum Disinformation? [136], February 2007

A.2 Challenges to NIST by AE911Truth

Bob McIlvaine, Bill Doyle, Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, Richard Gage, AIA, and Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, request for correction submitted to NIST [141], April 2007
James Gourley, Bob McIlvaine, Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, Richard Gage, AIA, and Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, appeal letter to NIST [143], October 2007
NIST, David Chandler, James Gourley, Lorie van Auken, Steven Jones, Mindy Kleinberg, and others, Technical Briefing on Building 7, Transcript [144], August 2008
David Chandler, response to NIST [145], 2008
United States District Court for The District of Columbia, Case 1:21-cv-02365 Document 1 [AE911Truth at al.’s lawsuit against NIST for denying 2020 request for correction above] [154], September 2021
United States District Court for The District of Columbia, Case 1:21-cv-02365 Document 22 [dismissing lawsuit above] [155], August 2022

A.3 Countering Disinformation, Samples

A.3.1 By AE911Truth

A.3.2 By Adam Taylor et al.
John-Michael Talboo and Adam Taylor, Debunking 9/11 Debunking: On WTC’s Design to Withstand 707 Impact [165], October 2020

A.3.3 By David Chandler

A.3.4 By Others
Kevin Ryan, Manuel Garcia Sees Physics That Don’t Exist [170], December 2006
Francisco Gonzalez, Comments on Garcia’s Sept. 12, 2007, Article in Counterpunch [171], September 2007
Frank Legge, Frank Greening versus Isaac Newton [174], May 2009
David Proe and Ian Thomas, Center for Environmental Safety and Risk Engineering, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, Comments on NIST WTC7 Report [175], March 2012
John-Michael Talboo and Ziggi Zugam, 9/11: Explosive Material in the WTC Dust [176], February 2016
American Institute of Architects, Resolution 16-3, Investigation of the Total Collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 [178] [voted down], 2016

B. Defenses of the Official WTC Collapse Narrative

B.1 Zdenek Bazant et al. — Mainstream Engineering Papers

Zdenek Bazant and Yong Zhou, Why Did the World Trade Center Collapse? —Simple Analysis [182], Journal of Engineering Mechanics, September 2001
Zdenek Bazant and Mathieu Verdure, Mechanics of Progressive Collapse: Learning from World Trade Center and Building Demolitions [183], Journal of Engineering Mechanics, March 2007
Zdenek Bazant, Jia-Liang Le, Frank Greening, and David Benson, What Did and Did not Cause Collapse of WTC Twin Towers in New York [184], Journal of Engineering Mechanics, March 2008
Zdenek Bazant and Jia-Liang Le, Closure to “Mechanics of Progressive Collapse: Learning from World Trade Center and Building Demolitions,” [185] Journal of Engineering Mechanics, October 2008
Jia-Liang Le and Zdenek Bazant, Why the Observed Motion History of World Trade Center Towers Is Smooth [186], Journal of Engineering Mechanics, January 2011

B.2 FEMA – Reports, May 2002

3 WTC 3 [191]

5 WTC 7 [193]


B.3 NIST – Reports

B.3.1 Final Reports Released in September 2005


B.3.2 Final Reports Released in November 2008


B.4 Diversity of WTC Ignorance-Peddling

B.4.1 National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States

B.4.2 ADL —Anti-Defamation League

B.4.3 American Society of Safety Engineers
Jeffrey Vincoli, Norman Black, and Stewart Burkhammer, SH&E at Ground Zero: A Firsthand Account from the Most Dangerous Workplace in the U.S. [265], May 2002

B.4.4 Europhysics News

B.4.5 Frank Greening et al.
To Whom It May Concern [270], August 2006
Greening and Greening, Characterization of a World Trade Center Dust Sample [272], 2017

B.4.6 RG Lee Group

B.4.7 Stephanie Singleton

B.4.8 James Millette

B.4.9 Maoxin Wu, Ronald Gordon, Robin Herbert, Maria Padilla, Jacqueline Moline, David Mendelson, Virginia Litle, William Travis, and Joan Gil

B.4.10 Anonymous

C. Alternative WTC Destruction Theories

Richard Gage, with Jonathan Cole and Gregg Roberts, The Directed Energy Weapon (DEW) Hypothesis [280]
Judy Wood, Greg Jenkins, Arabesque, Reply to “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” and Response [284]