Charles Thornton — partner of Richard Tomasetti; told Karl Koch, whose company erected the WTC steel, “Karl, we all know what caused the collapse”; part of ASCE team that investigated both WTC and Murrah Federal building attacks.

70) Charlie Thornton

70) Charlie Thornton


Structural engineer discusses collapse of the World Trade Center
Propping Up the War on Terror
WTC 1988 Charlie Thornton Interview

“… the largest aircraft flying today, at least commercially, the 747 fully loaded is on the order of 300 tons. So if you think about a 300 ton element crashing into a building that’s been designed to carry 13,000 tons, you can see that an aircraft crashing into the World Trade Centre would probably not do anything to the major building, it could effect localized structural elements, could knock out a column, and there could be some damage but as far as a plane knocking a building over, that would not happen.”
Charlie Thornton and Leslie Robertson discuss WTC aircraft collisions

“We designed the buildings to take the impact of the Boeing 707 hitting the building at any location.” (@2:00)
Jones v. Robertson

“Why do the same five or so individuals turn up in investigations relating to terrorist attacks, when, according to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), there are 1.5 million engineers in the US? The authors of the official report on the Murrah Federal building – Gene Corley, Charles Thornton, Paul Mlaker, and Mete Sozen – were all among the initial team of the ASCE WTC investigation. Several of these individuals have strong connections to industries that benefited from the attack, such as armaments makers and oil and gas producers.”
Oklahoma City Bombing


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