As another anniversary of 9/11 approaches, a number of fantastical stories about the destruction of the World Trade Center skyscrapers have reappeared across social media. In addition to the fantastical story about there being no planes impacting the Twin Towers, another fantastical story that frequently appears involves the use of nuclear detonations to destroy the Twin Towers. The purported evidence for this is the high rate of cancer deaths among first responders and the presence of specific atomic elements that are assumed to be “markers” for a highly radioactive event (e.g. atomic elements that are asserted to be nuclear
On September 11, 2001, multiple buildings were destroyed at the World Trade Center. Most of the emphasis has been – correctly – focused on the three prominent skyscrapers: the Twin Towers and WTC Building 7. The other destroyed building include WTC 3 (the Marriott Hotel), WTC 4, WTC 5 and WTC 6 (the Customs House). The New York Marriott Hotel, was known by various names such as the World Trade Center Hotel, the Vista Hotel and WTC 3. Like all of the World Trade Center buildings, it was a steel-framed building. The Marriott was built with 22 stories above grade and
The Broadway musical “Come From Away” portrays the extraordinary events of 9/11 and its immediate aftermath as it unfolded in the city of Gander, Newfoundland, Canada and its surrounding towns. On September 11th, once it was known that aircraft were being used to attacks buildings, the airspace over the US was closed and all incoming flights were diverted elsewhere. Many planes were diverted to Canadian cities, including several communities in the province of Newfoundland. These communities included Goose Bay, Stephenville, Saint John’s and Gander. The other communities were either larger with sufficient hotel space and accommodations
April 3, 2019 marked the tenth anniversary of the publication of the landmark paper, "Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe," by Dr. Niels H. Harrit, along with Dr. Steven Jones, chemist Kevin Ryan and others. This is one of the key scientific studies that was ignored by the FBI’s 9/11 Review Commission, which underscores the need for a court-overseen review of the 9/11 related evidence that was not included in the 2004 9/11 Commission Report. This study is so significant that it was included as Exhibit 1 of the DoJ Grand Jury Petition filed…
A review of the damage to the perimeter columns at the World Trade Center Twin Towers on 9/11 only shows the effects of a large momentum impact. The damage does not suggest the presence of explosive detonations upon impact.
Aircraft impact damage to the perimeter columns of the World Trade Center Twin Towers is one topic where the 9/11Truth Movement has been subjected to a continuous barrage of misinformation. In a recent internet debate between three members from the “anything but a large plane impact into the Twin Towers,” perspective, the proponents argued – without discussing the observed damage – what caused
During the seventeenth anniversary of the events of 9/11, a number of the unsupportable explanations about the mechanics of "what happened" on 9/11 resurfaced. The 9/11 TAP contact-us form received numerous comments requesting that 9/11TAP become a proponent of positions, including, faked aircraft impacts at the Twin Towers on 9/11. In particular, the comments expressed disagreement with an earlier article entitled Observed Deceleration of UA 175 during the Impact at the South Tower. The resurgence of this proposition was amplified by a number of strident individuals commandeering e-mail threads and “shouting down”
Come From Away is a musical with book, music, and lyrics by Irene Sankoff and David Hein. It is set in the town of Gander, Newfoundland, in the days following the 9/11 attacks, when 38 planes were ordered to land unexpectedly at their airport as part of Operation Yellow Ribbon. The townspeople of Gander housed and fed the thousands of stranded passengers, who nearly doubled the population of the town. Many of the characters in the musical are based on, and share the names of, real Gander residents or stranded passengers. Because this Broadway musical does not address any of the flaws in the official