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World Trade Center

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by dai, May 1, 2002.

  1. dai

    dai Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2001 Messages: 1,052 Likes Received: 0
    Anybody catch that show on the twin towers on the History Channel tonight? I was really liking how they explained the pancake collapse, and how the metal melted and buckled. I missed like the first half, anyone know the next time it will air on NOVA?
  2. vinyl junkie

    vinyl junkie Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 17, 2002 Messages: 4,725 Likes Received: 0
    i watched that... pretty cool...
    i felt really bad for dude that designed the towers tho... he looked like shit... an dhis office over looked the rubble too...
    the thing thta irritated me (you may have missed it) was that everyone seemed all amazed that the drywall blew apart... golly gee, those guys in the elevator were able to cut through a drywall wall! well no shit! they use it cuz it's light... and who doesn't know you can get through it easy? you can punch through drywall!

    cool show tho...
  3. KASTsystem

    KASTsystem Member

    Joined: Jul 3, 2001 Messages: 832 Likes Received: 0
    I think you are mistaken. Minoru Yamasaki was the architect who designed the WTC and he died in 1986. So he couldn't have looked like shit with his office overlooking the rubble.
  4. Agt. Adopus

    Agt. Adopus Guest

    Someone has done there homework
  5. 23578

    23578 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 2, 2000 Messages: 2,521 Likes Received: 0
    well, that's the first time this year i'm jealous of someone with cable. cool show eh? i saw the other one not too long ago, about it going up and the japanese designer guy on the history channel and i saw the previews for this one, too bad.
  6. sectorTVA

    sectorTVA Senior Member

    Joined: Jul 8, 2000 Messages: 1,272 Likes Received: 1
    kast is correct....it was the guy who built it, not designed it, who feels terribly bad and has an office overlooking the rubble...
  7. unoprimero

    unoprimero Guest

    i heard last nite that we're (oahu) building something and calling it
    "world trade center". kinda sketchy...
  8. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 16,059 Likes Received: 13
    i actually caught that on NOVA last night....very good show, disturbing but regardless....good show
  9. spam_musabi

    spam_musabi Guest

    i remember when that whole thing happened. i was shocked. but still united we stand.
  10. NATO

    NATO Guest

    i read about it ages ago something about all the strenght being in the outerwalls and little support between floors.
  11. boogie hands

    boogie hands 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 15, 2001 Messages: 16,059 Likes Received: 13
    well...it wasnt so much that....a lot of what they were focusing on was the fact that the inner core of the building was constructed of dryway instead of concrete making the core of the building (where all the stairways were located) less sturdy and more prone to fire. had they been constucted of concrete they may have withstood the intial impact of the jet a little better, as well as enabled many more people, who were above the floors where the plane crashed, to escape. all of that, coupled with the fact that the designers of the building never took into account (and really....why would they have) the temperatures that were
    possible from burning jet fuel, much less considered the fact that the fire proofing could be blown off by the initial explosion of a crashing plane......
  12. High Priest

    High Priest Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 1, 2002 Messages: 4,928 Likes Received: 4
    Did any one see the Concept Desighns for a remodel shown in the last issue of juxtapoz?
  13. dai

    dai Senior Member

    Joined: Oct 30, 2001 Messages: 1,052 Likes Received: 0
    the show on NOVA was great, i really liked the different angles and models...and showing the investigation on the collapse. its amazing how advanced our science is.
  14. d-town_bomber

    d-town_bomber Veteran Member

    Joined: May 20, 2001 Messages: 7,032 Likes Received: 2
    true New Yorker