PLASCO BUILDING

PLASCO BUILDING

On January 19, 2017, the Plasco Building, a 17 story commercial high rise in Tehran, caught fire in the early morning and collapsed 4 hours later. Besides 9/11, this was the first “steel framed” building to collapse from fire. I put Steel framed in quotes because I am not certain that the Plasco Building was steel framed. It had a steel skeleton exterior but that is all I have been able to find. Let’s investigate the Plasco Collapse further and determine if it was a controlled demolition or a building that collapsed due to fire.
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“On 19 January 2017, a fire started on the ninth floor at around 7:50am local time (04:20 GMT).[3] At the time, the building was occupied by its residents, workers at the garment shops, and various tour groups that were being shown around the building.[1] Ten fire departments came in to fight the blaze. The combined departments had been trying to stop the fire for hours while assuring the building had been evacuated when the building’s north wall collapsed without warning, leading to the collapse of the rest of the building a few minutes later.[4] The collapse was captured on camera by Iran’s state-run Press TV, who were filming the fire-fighting efforts.[4]”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasco_Building
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BUILDING HISTORY

Plasco Building
https://skyscrapercenter.com/building/plasco-building/28320
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“It was built in 1962 during a decade of rapid economic growth in Iran by the prominent Iranian Jewish businessman Habib Elghanian, named after his plastics company.[1]”

“He was arrested and sentenced to death by an Islamic revolutionary tribunal shortly after the Islamic revolution for charges including “corruption”, “contacts with Israel and Zionism”, and “friendship with the enemies of God”, and was executed.[2][dead link] He was the first Jew and businessman to be executed by the Islamic government.[3] His execution caused fear among the Jewish community and caused many to leave Iran.”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Habib_Elghanian
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasco_Building
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The Plasco Building suffered another fire years prior to its collapse. I believe this is video footage from that event. Apparently this happened exactly three years prior.

“The building had caught fire in the past, and the local fire department had previously warned the building’s owners about safety issues.”
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plasco_Building

Iran 19 Jan 2014 building on fire /a female worker jumps from window
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1y_g-A0hMD4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZoSlE4H-Og
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Iran executed my grandfather. Now the regime is trying to hide the way it has treated other Jews.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2015/04/22/iran-executed-my-grandfather-now-the-regime-is-trying-to-hide-the-way-it-has-treated-other-jews/?utm_term=.5b91342acef3

“Still, some members of the clergy were uncomfortable that a Jew had become so successful. In 1962, when my family built the country’s first private sector high-rise, the 17-story Plasco Building in Tehran, Shiite cleric Mahmoud Taleghani objected to the idea that a Jew had built the tallest building of its time in Iran……

When Khomeini returned from exile in February 1979 as the head of the Islamic revolution, my grandfather was among the first civilians he went after. On May 9, 1979, my grandfather was executed after a 20-minute trial on trumped-up charges that included being a “Zionist spy.” ”
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Old Images of the Placo Building.

http://qademqademha.blogfa.com/tag/%D9%BE%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B3%DA%A9%D9%88
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BUILDING SAFETY

The Plasco Building violated many safety precautions and was not up to code. Were these safety concerns the reason it collapsed?

“Completed in 1962, the building was once Tehran’s tallest and contained a shopping centre and clothing workshops.
The cause of the fire is not known, but several officials said managers had been warned about safety issues.”

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38675628
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“Police evacuated the area around the building, fearing secondary explosions caused by gas leaks, and worked to clear crowds that were blocking access for rescue services.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/223533
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“More than 30 times we warned the building’s owners that it was not safe, but unfortunately they did not pay attention,” said Shahram Gilabadi, spokesman for the municipality.

Fire brigade spokesman Jalal Malekias said the building was known to breach safety standards.

“Even in the stairwells, a lot of clothing is stored and this is against safety standards. The managers didn’t pay attention to the warnings,” he told state television, adding that it lacked sufficient fire extinguishers.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-4135370/Irans-oldest-high-rise-building-collapses-fire.html
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“Fars cited Mojtaba Doroodian, head of the shirt makers’ union, as saying that the fire was the result of a leak in a small gas cylinder on the 10th floor, which caused an explosion when a merchant turned on the lights in his store.

“When people in the building became aware of the fire they tried to put it out with fire extinguishers, but the fire extinguishers were empty,” Doroodian is quoted as saying.”

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/19/middleeast/iran-tehran-building-fire-collapse/
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The Iranian President appointed a new Engineering Construction program 4 days before this building collapsed. What are the odds of that?

This building in Iran should have been condemned. Especially since Iran created a “Engineering Construction Committee” just 4 days prior. Heck, all of the fire extinguishers were empty.

President appoints head of Construction Engineering Organisation
http://president.ir/en/97280

“Based on Article 22 of the Act of Engineering Organisation approved on March 12, 1996 by the Islamic Consultative Assembly, and with regard to your commitment and valuable experience, and based on the recommendation by the honourable Minister of Roads and Urban Development, you are being appointed as “the Chief of Construction Engineering Organisation” for three years.”

Dated: Sun 15 – January 2017 – 17:11
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“Referring to the fact that there are several buildings with low safety standards similar to the Plasco Trade Center, Boroujerdi said, ‘We should force owners of the unsafe buildings to implement safety measures.”

http://www.irna.ir/en/news/82397227/
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The Mayor of Tehran wanted to shut down the Plasco Mall in 2014 because of serious safety concerns.

“Tehran’s Mayor, Bagher Ghalibaf had said in 2014 that he had to shut down Plasco Mall as soon as possible due to safety risks. He said that store owners ignore the warnings and if he shut down the shops, he will be criticized for putting pressure on citizens and weakening the government.”

http://saraneh.com/economy/11/tehrans_mayor_in_2014:_i_have_to_shut_down_plasco_tomorrow!
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“When people in the building became aware of the fire they tried to put it out with fire extinguishers, but the fire extinguishers were empty,” Doroodian is quoted as saying.” – CNN

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/19/middleeast/iran-tehran-building-fire-collapse/
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FIRE AND COLLAPSE COMPILATION

Iran: Tehran’s Iconic High-Rise (Plasco Building) Collapsed Due to Fire
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B6Lusn-HLM
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The Plasco Building Collapse: Explosions & Flashes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVZDtsl51dM
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Closer View of the Building that Collapsed in Tehran Full Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdkaPYEe5Qk


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A clip deep inside plasco building right before it collapse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JfIouqlMTU

It appears the entire building was watered down and could have led to the collapse of the building due to the excessive weight.
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“Plasco” Building Collapses in Tehran (another view)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPGr4D1-zDI
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In Iran, 17-floor Plasco building collapsed due to fire. 30 firefighters were killed
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wqd7RFH8RVQ
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Closer View of the Building that Collapsed in Tehran Full Video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdkaPYEe5Qk
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INVESTIGATION

After the Plasco Building incident, Iranian officials set up an investigation and their conclusion was that the Building was not deliberately destroyed. They claim the electrical fault started the blaze and the resulting fires caused its collapse. I’m not one to call a cover up but it certainly looks like the Iran Govt is hiding the real cause for collapse.

Iran’s President Orders Investigation Into Collapse of Tehran High-Rise Building
https://sputniknews.com/middleeast/201701191049767453-rouhani-tehran-building-collapse-investigation/

“Iranian President Hassan Rouhani issued an executive order Thursday, in which he called upon Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli to investigate the cause of fire which led to the collapse of the Plasco Building in central Tehran.”
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“Reacting to the incident, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani tasked the Interior Ministry with launching an immediate investigation into the causes of the tragedy.

“The causes of this incident and those responsible must be determined in the shortest possible time and reported, and every necessary measure must be taken by concerned institutions to attend to the injured and compensate the losses incurred by those damaged in the incident,” Rouhani said.”

http://www.presstv.com/Detail/2017/01/19/506842/Iran-Tehran-fire-Plasco
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“Tehran, Jan 22, IRNA – Minister of Intelligence Mahmoud Alavi said here Saturday evening that so far no indications pointing to a terrorist will or sabotage have been traced behind the tragic collapse of Plasco Trade Center downtown Tehran.”

http://www.irna.ir/en/News/82396502/
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Early reports from the Iran investigation are ruling out the deliberate destruction of the Plasco building.

“Earlier Minister of Intelligence Mahmoud Alavi dismissed any sign of sabotage and deliberate destruction of Plasco building, caught fire and collapsed on Thursday.

Visiting the site of the collapsed Plasco high-rise in downtown Tehran on Saturday evening, Minister of Intelligence Mahmoud Alavi told reporters that up to this moment we have faced no signs, information or indication of sabotage and deliberate destruction of Plasco building.

He added, we consider all the evidences and signs to take necessary measures in case the incident is a terrorist act.

“In the early hours of the incident, there were speculations of a terrorist attack, however, all the signs and evidences were examined and the chance was rejected,” he noted.”

http://en.mehrnews.com/news/122926/Parl-establishes-Plasco-Follow-up-Cmmte
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Faulty electrical.

“IRNA – Interior Minister, Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli, said on Wednesday that once all relevant institutes release their final reports on the Plasco incident and the perpetrators are identified, they will certainly be brought to justice.

Talking to reporters, Rahmani-Fazli said fire in Plasco and its collapse are under investigation and all evidence have it that electrical fault caused the incident.”

http://theiranproject.com/blog/2017/01/26/perpetrators-plasco-incident-punished/
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“Tehran, Jan 25, IRNA – Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani-Fazli said on Wednesday that all found responsible for the tragic incident in Plasco building would face due punishment after related bodies provided their final reports on the fatal event.”

http://217.25.54.55/en/News/82402232/
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Police report says no evidence to suggest that the Plasco collapse was done deliberately.

Police: Nothing found to indicate human will behind Plasco fire
http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/410423/Police-Nothing-found-to-indicate-human-will-behind-Plasco-fire

“The Iranian police has announced it has found nothing to indicate that a fire that burned down the Plasco building in downtown Tehran had been set off deliberately.
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Electrical short circuit main cause of Tehran tower blze: Interior minister
http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/01/26/507841/Iran-Tehran-Plasco-fire-collapse-rescue

“The deadly blaze which led to the collapse of the Plasco high-rise in downtown Tehran was mainly caused by an electrical short-circuit, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli says.”
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“The Public Relations Department of Transport and Traffic Tehran Municipality, Dr. Maziar Hosseini said the extreme heat has caused pillars Plasco building lost its strength and by progressive erosion of the building, the roof and the roof was laid and compacted as a result mixture of iron, concrete and aggregates happened.

He said that failure mechanisms Plasco Building, New York’s twin towers were nearly identical, Of course, during the earthquakes in Chile and Turkey failures such as Plasco 17-storey building collapse in a pile of interlocking and interwoven with a height of 20 meters saw.

Iron and Concrete and Aggregates were like spaghetti noodles in toto

Deputy mayor of Tehran, referring to the steel resistance to extreme temperatures up to 80 per cent drop in 30 minutes, said Plasco building, a building full of clothes with flammable materials and of course the explosion of gas cylinders known as the picnic, which there was abundant in the building, contributes to the problem. ”

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Insurance Fraud…… NOPE! The workers at Plasco were uninsured!

Lack of social security for workers insurance / insurance which is mandatory but employers do not care! / Task Plasco workers were uninsured
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Early investigative reports are saying the Plasco building was not deliberately destroyed. And was not an act of Terrorism.

http://en.mehrnews.com/news/122926/Parl-establishes-Plasco-Follow-up-Cmmte
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Conspiracy Theories on Plasco: Fire or Explosion?
http://saraneh.com/society/1/conspiracy_theories_on_plasco:_fire_or_explosion

“The collapse of the Plasco mall in Tehran caused some people questioning the real reason for the incident. Looking at one of the videos showing the moment of the collapse, some people want to believe that an explosion has taken place. Some think that ISIS was behind it, others accuse the Revolutionary Guard. Similar conspiracy theories were brought up after 9/11. Also in the U.S. some people claimed that explosions had brought the Twin Towers down. But experts have denounced such theories and assured that no explosive traces were found in the debris.”
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“MOLTEN METAL”

“So far, 1386 trucks have removed a major part of the rubble from the site. However, the operation slowed down on Thursday as workers found a large amount of molten metal gathered in the location, spokesman for the crisis committee Jalal Maleki said.”

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/01/26/507841/Iran-Tehran-Plasco-fire-collapse-rescue
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“As the ruins removal process reaches final steps, excavators and mechanical equipment pull out a layer of molten iron from the rubble. The volume of molten metal underneath the debris goes beyond imagination and hopes of finding bodies of martyred firefighters and ordinary citizens are dimming on a moment to moment basis. Nevertheless, the rescue team has announced that chances exist for more bodies to be discovered in northwestern wing.”

http://theiranproject.com/blog/2017/01/25/6-firefighters-recovered-plasco-rubble-wednesday/
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“So far, 1386 trucks have removed a major part of the rubble from the site. However, the operation slowed down on Thursday as workers found a large amount of molten metal gathered in the location, spokesman for the crisis committee Jalal Maleki said.”

http://www.iran-daily.com/News/176530.html
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“Fire has still been raging from under the rubble as clearing giant machines laboriously carry the debris including large slabs of steel; rescuers say nothing had been found partially intact, as the intense heat from burning of the fabrics and other inflammable materials had but melted down everything including the most resistant steel.”
http://en.mehrnews.com/news/123029/UPDATE-All-firefighters-bodies-recovered-in-Plasco
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Sources for Molten Steel:

More Images:

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More Videos:

https://www.google.com/search?q=مواد%20مذاب%20زیر%20پلاسکو&oq=مواد%20مذاب%20زیر%20پلاسکو&aqs=chrome..69i57.5915j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#q=%D9%85%D9%88%D8%A7%D8%AF+%D9%85%D8%B0%D8%A7%D8%A8+%D8%B2%DB%8C%D8%B1+%D9%BE%D9%84%D8%A7%D8%B3%DA%A9%D9%88&tbm=vid
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Plasco Building Videos of Molten lava coming from under the rubble. (8 videos)

http://www.mashreghnews.ir/fa/news/683877/فیلم-گاو-صندوق-مذاب-زیر-آوار-پلاسکو

http://www.tag.ir/accidents/83766-روز-هشتم-پلاسکو-؛-آتش-زير-آوار-هنوز-شعله

http://www.farsnews.com/MediaDisplay.aspx?nn=13951105000114

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZxdNw3no2c

http://www.namasha.com/v/ScSdGIbr

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAJsZ4Yc2Hw

http://www.mashreghnews.ir/fa/news/684229/فیلم-جوشش-آب-از-عمق-بقایای-ساختمان-پلاسکو

http://www.kelaket.com/top/15749/آواری-از-جنس-مواد-مذاب-که-از-دل-آوار-بیرون-می-آیند
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BUILDING FIRES CAN’T CREATE MOLTEN STEEL!

Photo: lava beneath the rubble of Plasco
http://www.fardanews.com/fa/news/619723
http://www.fardanews.com/fa/news/619730/

Video Footage
http://www.aparat.com/v/JI6Z0
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MISC

“The steel frame of the building could be seen bending down to the ground as about 100 fire engines and dozens of ambulances surrounded the area.”

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/223533
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AE911

Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth were very quick to call the Plasco incident a controlled demolition. At first I thought they were making a big mistake correlating the two events but after watching video footage and listening to witness testimony. I think they raise a good case for a CD hypothesis.

The Plasco Building Collapse in Tehran (AE911)
http://www.ae911truth.org/images/PDFs/Plasco_Building_Report_2.20.17.pdf
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The Plasco Building Collapse in Tehran (AE911)
http://www.ae911truth.org/images/PDFs/Plasco_Building_Report_2.20.17.pdf

“Based on preliminary analysis of many videos of the collapse, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth)—a nonprofit that represents more than 2,750 architects and engineers who are calling for a new investigation of the 2001 World Trade Center disaster—strongly urges President Rouhani, Iranian authorities, and the people of Iran to thoroughly investigate the possible use of explosives in the Plasco Building’s shocking demise, and to act swiftly and decisively to preserve the physical evidence.

Let us be clear: It is impossible to know at this early stage what caused the structure to suddenly come crashing down. But, as with any proper forensic investigation, no plausible scenario should be ruled out—especially when the available data seem to support that scenario.

Here, six separate videos we have compiled show what appear to be—and in some cases sound like—explosions emanating from the tower in sequential patterns as it began to crumble. The building’s tumultuous fall is then accompanied by thick, energetic, rapidly forming plumes that are reminiscent of what we see in controlled demolitions.”

http://www.facebook.com/ae911truth/videos/10154139852031269
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“Earlier today, AE911Truth released a statement in response to yesterday’s tragic collapse of the iconic Plasco Building in Tehran, Iran, which reportedly claimed dozens of lives. The 17-story high-rise had large fires that burned for some 3 ½ hours before it suddenly came crashing to the ground.

After carefully analyzing videos that were available online and reviewing the circumstances surrounding the shocking demise of this building, we determined that it was our responsibility to call for the possible use of explosives to be thoroughly investigated.”

http://us1.campaign-archive1.com/?u=d03bf3ffcac549c7dc7888ef5&id=a7780ea43f&e=%5BUNIQID%5D
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Tehran Plasco Building Collapse compilation: Explosives Must Be Investigated
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MgJTa7SDaY


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Tehran Plasco Building Collapse molten/orange-hot metal: Explosives Must Be Investigated
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMO0WMyCgjo
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Plasco Building Collapse: Interview with Firefighter Saeid Kamani
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJmF-KxcQCw
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Tehran Building Collapse: Investigators Must Consider Explosives, Says Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth
https://www.yahoo.com/news/tehran-building-collapse-investigators-must-consider-explosives-says-132800608.html

“We at AE911Truth are all too familiar with events in which a prematurely formed narrative makes it harder to subsequently ascertain what truly happened. We therefore adamantly caution against rushing to any conclusions as investigators work to uncover the truth surrounding this national tragedy in Iran.

Should the Plasco Building collapse be found to have been caused by pre-placed explosives, sadly it will not be the first time that explosives were used to bring down a burning high-rise while people were still inside.”
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The Tehran Plasco Building Affair: 38 Years of Unfinished Business?
http://www.newnationalist.net/2017/02/01/the-tehran-plasco-building-affair-38-years-of-unfinished-business/

“Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth are stating that investigators must consider explosives. All reports indicate the Plasco may have been poorly constructed and as such was a sitting duck for sabotage. For those drawing comparisons to fires and the three WTC buildings, Plasco wasn’t even remotely as strong and fortified, nor were the explosives nearly as powerful.”
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According to AE911’s own Characteristics of Controlled Demolition. The Plasco building showed little signs of being such. It did however show the signs of a shoddy constructed building that was built much differently then the WTC towers and Building 7.

Plasco Collapse characteristics against CD:

1. The collapse was not symmetrical.
2. The entire building was on fire for 4 hours.
3. It did NOT collapse anywhere near the rate of free fall.
4. It wasn’t built anywhere close to how the WTC were built.
5. It left stacks of “pancakes” so to speak.
6. Much of the exterior skeleton tipped over.

Plasco Collapse characteristics for CD:

1. Wave of collapse happening many floors under the collapse point.
2. Squibs or signs of explosives ripping down side of building.
3. Witness testimony to explosions.
4. Pools of Molten steel found in the rubble.
5. The collapse debris mainly landed within its footprint.
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CONCLUSION:

For the Plasco Building collapse to have been a deliberate demolition, then there must be a means, motive and opportunity to do so. One thing for certain is that the Iranian Govt is not going to investigate any further. Their conclusion is that the fire was caused by “faulty electrical” and the ensuing fires led to its collapse.

Means – to show that poorly constructed buildings that fail to meet safety standards can collapse from fire.

Opportunity – To debunk the conspiracy theories surrounding the collapse of Three towers in NY.

Motive – There is none.

After further independent study, my conclusion is “I’m not saying it was a controlled demolition but yea, that’s what I’m……”

Was America’s 9/11, Iran’s 1/19 without the terrorists? You decide.
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