New Paper! Engineer Jonathan Cole crushes the ‘crush-down crush-up’ theory of the Twin Towers’ destruction

We at Colorado 9/11 Truth forward this bulletin, written by Kevin Ryan and Ted Walter from the International Center for 9/11 Justice (, regarding a new research paper by engineer Jonathan Cole: 

The International Center for 9/11 Justice is pleased to announce that the Journal of 9/11 Studies has published a new and very significant paper on the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers by civil engineer Jonathan Cole.
Cole’s “discussion paper” is a damning critique of a paper by Jia-Liang Le and Zdeněk Bažant published last year in the American Society of Civil Engineers Journal of Structural Engineering.
In their paper, Le and Bažant summarized the influential “crush-down crush-up” theory of the Twin Towers’ destruction, which Bažant developed in a series of papers published in the first ten years after 9/11. To this day, the “crush-down crush-up” theory has effectively served as the foundation of the official explanation of the Twin Towers’ destruction.
Cole’s newly published paper disproves the “crush-down crush-up” theory with remarkable simplicity, showing how it fails to account for and is incompatible with the portion of the core structure that remained standing after the first stage of each tower’s collapse.

The Journal of 9/11 Studies (now incorporated at then explains:

Cole originally submitted his discussion paper to the Journal of Structural Engineering last September, but the editors rejected it just two days later on the basis of alleged “insufficient technical content.”
We at the Journal of 9/11 Studies disagree with that assessment, as we made clear in an Editor’s Note for Cole’s paper. We believe his paper provides straightforward observations that fatally undermine Bažant’s deeply flawed theory.
Therefore, we are proactively urging the editors of the Journal of Structural Engineering to publish Cole’s discussion paper in the journal where it rightly belongs. If they refuse to do so, we will invite Le and Bažant to write a closure for publication in the Journal of 9/11 Studies.

Read Jonathan Cole’s Paper Here.

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