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Title: Amazing Exterior Column Durability

amtrak3 - October 14, 2006 10:22 PM (GMT)

Skip to 1:50 in the video and watch the collapse of the tower. You will see to the right a flimsy facade for 15 seconds.

While browsing news coverage of 9/11 on YouTube, I came across an interesting vid caught live as it happened of the north tower's collapse. As you may know, in some photographs and footage, a supposed remnant of the core column is standing even after the collapse. I believe that the remaining part of the building was an exterior portion. What caught my eye here was that this is the first time I have seen footage of that remaining section stay up for that long.

BoneZ - October 14, 2006 10:29 PM (GMT)
That's not the core, it's part of the outter wall and as you'll notice, it comes straight down as you would expect in a controlled demolition instead of falling over to one side or another. [cheers]

sober_dutchman - October 14, 2006 11:09 PM (GMT)
that's part of the core allright, you can see it much better in this video:

and in this pic:

user posted image

The outer wall was composed of these pieces:

user posted image

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