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Old 30th May 2006, 05:07 AM   #42
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Originally Posted by R.Mackey View Post
The Cardington experiments may or may not have been at all relevant to the WTC situation.
I was working in the Cardington laboratory for part of the time these tests were done, and was present at at least one of them. The construction of the building was different from the WTC towers. The steel beams were substantial, not trusses as used in the WTC. The fire load was timber cribs. The steel beams, while not actually collapsing, were severely damaged, and access to the damaged area had to be restricted for safety reasons after the test.

A statement of the blindingly obvious - the structure of the Cardington building had not been compromised by being hit by an aircraft.

I note that in the material you quote the building is referred to as a "simulated, eight-story [sic] building". It wasn't "simulated", it was a full size eight storey building.

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