The Eight Charred and Warped Parking Meters
By The Anonymous Physicist
After an initial perusal of the photos and captions in the following important book, I urge you to see if your library reference section has it. If not, get it on inter-library loan or purchase it. The book is the over-sized photo book by photographer, Joel Meyerowitz, and is titled: Aftermath: World Trade Center Archive. Its ISBN is 0714846554. Make sure to match the ISBN, and author.
I will cite just a few of the photos and captions/text. On page 200, is a photo taken on 11/15/01. The text says, “I often wondered, as I walked along Barclay St., what it was that did this to the parking meters. There were at least eight of them, all leaning over the sidewalk at a thirty degree angle, their bodies charred and their plastic faces melted away.”
By all indications the meters are bent over because of either tremendous blast, great heat, or most likely both effects are needed for the “bending away” and other melting seen. Such things have not been observed in conventional controlled demolitions. Again perhaps only nuking could account for this. Now as Barclay Street is north of where WTC7 was, we have, at least, two possibilities. If the parking meters were due north of WTC7, then their condition was likely due to what was done to WTC7 (either during the initial early, failed attempt to destroy WTC (according to my article here, or at 5:20 P.M. when WTC7 was successfully destroyed), and not the towers, as WTC7 was (mostly) there when the towers were demolished, and would have likely blocked much of what was emitted from the towers. If however, the meters were not due north of WCTC7, they may have suffered their fate from the nuclear demolition of the two towers. The locations of these eight bent, melted parking meters is not conclusive from the book, and an interview of Mr. Meyerowitz is crucial here for definitiveness.
In any case, the eight bent, partially melted parking meters on Barclay St., demonstrate that great heat and blast occurred on, or reached, Barclay St. on 9/11.
Then on page 23, regarding photos taken on 9/23/01, 12 days after 9/11 the text reads. “All around me spray hissed as it hit hot metal and smoke belched from the wreckage.” He is referring to water hosing down on the rubble.
On page 48, regarding photos taken on 9/25, 14 days after 9/11, the text adjacent to photos reads, “In front of the crane, firemen poured a constant stream of water onto the pile where fires still raged below… There were places on the pile where temperatures were over 1,000 degrees, and the soles of the workers’ boots melted.” So we have further documentation of both the high temperatures and melted responders’ boots.
On page 154, regarding photos taken on 10/24/01, now SIX WEEKS after 9/11, we have this caption, “Firemen spraying the pile.” The photo shows firemen, above the rubble, in a crane, hosing water down, as much steam is seen coming off the pile (apparently rising.) This is documentation, IMO, after continual water spraying for six weeks, of HEAT GENERATION—the China Syndrome of nuclear reacting fragments present.
Then on page 178, regarding a photo taken on 11/08/01, the text reads, “Smoke and ash explode from the pile when steel is pulled out and oxygen races in.” A large grey explosion cloud is seen, apparently rising, in the photo. And on page 181 regarding a photo, also taken on 11/08/01, the caption reads, “An explosion of dust and ash over spotters.”
Was oxygen really prevented from contacting the ash, before the steel was moved? Perhaps a more likely explanation is that the hot steel contacted piles of ash, as the steel was brought up, and the high temperature of the steel triggered the piles of ash to explode. So perhaps the last two photo captions counter the claim of some DEW proponents who claimed that explosions should have occurred, under certain circumstances, if the steel was really hot, weeks and months later. So here is photo and eyewitness testimony of explosions likely because of the high temperatures of the metal, TWO MONTHS LATER.
Due to copyright law, many of these photos have never been published elsewhere, but hopefully someone can get permission to have some of them get online, especially the melted, bent parking meter photo on page 200.
This Meyerowitz photo book has page after page, demonstrating “extraordinarily high temperatures” during the nuclear destruction of the WTC, and the China Syndrome aftermath of generating heat for weeks and months after 9/11. And never forget that unbiased, intrepid responders, such as Bronx firefighter Joe O’Toole, and many others, eye-witnessed and reported molten metal FIVE MONTHS later in the deep underground basements of the towers where apparently Meyerowitz was unable… or forbidden to go.