Before we can understand what was done to the towers, we must define what happened to the towers.
Phase 1: Each tower was attacked by "aircraft" of some sort-- plane shaped holes were made in the facade-- outer columns were blown generally inwards, large fireballs consistent with large amounts of liquid fuel erupted, office contents started burning
Phase 2: Fire stage-- Pre-planted explosives/incendiaries went off in each tower accordingly to videos/photos/eyewitnesses, this includes reports of fuel fires going down the elevators
Phase 3: Large explosions occur right before each tower came down, producing sounds heard in "9/11 Eyewitness", some videos show ground shaking, smoke clouds at ground level
Phase 4: Core columns at level of "aircraft" impact are cut or severely weakened, such that a complete upper section of building appears to break loose from the lower structure (upper 30 floors for the south tower, upper 15 floors for the north tower). Phase 4 may coincide with Phase 3.
Phase 5: The concrete of each floor starts exploding into dust, along with inner office contents, in a top-downwards fashion, about 10 floors blow up per second
Phase 6, Phase 5 continues: The broken-off upper section of each tower starts breaking up
Phase 7, Phase 5 continues: several large explosive-type squibs are seen jutting from the facade, ahead of the concrete explosion
Phase 8, Phase 5 continues: the outer facade columns start peeling away and falling downwards, disappearing into dust clouds, the core columns of the upper 60 floors seem to disappear into massive dust clouds; all in all, huge amounts of steel seem to disappear along with almost all office contents and be turned into dust
Phase 9, Phase 5 finishing: a 50 story section of the core is left standing for a few seconds, some columns peel off laterally, then the rest starts falling straight downwards and disappearing into dust
Phase 10: a lower section of the outer facade wall is maneuvered to fall in the street, thus preventing large scale damage to the World Financial Center to the west
END RESULT: Large amounts of structural steel are strewn around the base of each tower, but massive amounts of structural steel are missing. There is almost no evidence for pancaked floors at the base of each tower.
If we assume each 12 foot floor of the tower could be compressed by realistic forces into 1 foot of solid material (likely may be even higher), 110 floors x 1 foot by 208 feet per side = 4.8 million square feet of solid debris. Note, this is NOT the debris what you would expect if everything was melted down to remove ALL the air, but rather if everything in each floor was put in a trash compacter and compacted with reasonably strong force.
How much debris was left?
The debris in the footprint of each tower was about 25 feet high-- this gives 1.1 million square feet of debris.
Clearly, there was debris strewn around the footprint of each tower. I am going to estimate a debris field of 12 x 100 foot x 100 foot squares immediately around the perimeter of each tower, where there was 10 feet of debris. This adds up to 1.2 million square feet of debris. I will also estimate another debris field beyond this first perimeter of squares, which is made up of 20 x 100 feet x 100 feet squares, each with 5 feet of debris. This adds up to 1 million square feet more debris.
To be generous, let's say there was 25 feet of compacted debris in the footprint below each tower-- giving 1.1 million square feet more of debris in the basement area (though this is more of an assumption than something based on what we can see).
These numbers are rough, and definitely under-estimate the extent of the debris field, since the debris field was very uneven and I am assuming even distribution all around the tower-- not to mention that I assuming a lot of debris went below ground.
Nonetheless, this debris added up gives us 4.4 million square feet of debris. So there appears to be some debris unaccounted for -- at least 400,000 square feet of material -- this is presumably what went into the massive dust clouds.
Certainly, large numbers of core columns appear to be missing
, as well as much of the north wall of WTC1
Conceptually, it makes sense that a demolition method would be used that minimized the amount of material that fell to the ground-- in order to minimize damage to surrounding lower Manhattan.But importantly, what is the technology that can account for the various phases of demolition I outline above?
I think a directed energy weapon that could tear apart and even "dustify" steel, along with a directed energy beam that can blow up concrete makes the most sense-- when coupled with some conventional pre-planted explosives. Phase 10 can only be accounted for by extremely precise positioning of explosives or by some sort of electromagnetic beam that can maneuver huge pieces of steel around. This sounds crazy of course, but this reality is crazy.
Please let me know if you think any of my "Phases" are wrong or my debris calculations are off in some way!!!