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FEMA's Investigation

The FEMA WTC Building Performance Study Old and New!

Architects and Engineers On 9/11! Excellent Must See! 2016

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) produced the first official government report attempting to explain the destruction of the three World Trade Center towers as structural collapses induced by plane crashes and fires. It also appeared to play a central role in the "cleanup" of Ground Zero, which led to the destruction of nearly all of the body of evidence any thorough investigation would need.

Investigation History

In the wake of the attack a group of engineers from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) volunteered to investigate the structural responses of the WTC buildings to the September 11 attack. Eventually FEMA took over the investigation of the ASCE volunteers, dubbing them the Building Performance Assessment Team (BPAT).
W. Gene Corley, Ph.D, Senior Vice President of Construction Technologies Laboratory in Skokie, IL, served as principal investigator. Corley was also the principal investigator for FEMA's study of the 1995 Murrah Federal Office Building attack. The BPAT's investigation was funded by $600,000 from FEMA and $500,000 in ASCE in-kind contributions. 1   By December of 2001 $100,000 had been spent on the investigation.
The BPAT lacked subpoena power, hence was unable to obtain access to important documents such as engineering drawings of the buildings. 2  
In May of 2002 FEMA released its World Trade Center Building Performance Study. Available at until March of 2005, has since showed up at We have reproduced it in full at this permanent mirror.

FEMA's Report

FEMA published its Report in the form of PDF documents only. The anonymous author who created the website converted and published most of the chapters in HTML, several with added comments. Those chapters are listed here as well as in our partial mirror of the website.
selected chapters and appendices from FEMA's report
commented by 'guardian' author

Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction (with comment)
Chapter 2 WTC 1 and WTC 2 (with comment)
Chapter 3 WTC 3
Chapter 4 WTC 4, 5, and 6
Chapter 5 WTC 7 (with comment)
Chapter 6 Bankers Trust Building
Chapter 7 Peripheral Buildings
Appendix A Overview of Fire Protection in Buildings (with comment)
Appendix B Structural Steel and Steel Connections (with comment)
Appendix D WTC Steel Data Collection (with comment)
The author did not provide an HTML version of Appendix C, so we provide it:
Appendix C Limited Metallurgical Examination

Report Description

Now you see it now you don't ... Covers from FEMA's Report
Written by members of the BPAT, the Report purports to explain how the jet impacts led to the devastation of the World Trade Center. One of the appendices has pictures, apparently taken at the Fresh Kills landfill, of people sporting hard-hats and tape-measures looking at steel pieces with numbers spray-painted on them. The BPAT apparently didn't rate admission to Ground Zero. The report shows only one photograph of a collapse, but has lots of eye-pleasing colorful illustrations.
The Report is illustrated with many colorful cartoon-like drawings, such as one explaining FEMA's postulated floor collapse mechanism. It seems crafted to mislead the casual reader into thinking that the Towers had no core structures.
Despite its distortions, FEMA's Report provides a substantial ammount of data about the event not documented elsewhere, and conspicuously absent from NIST's reports. For example, Appendix C describes observations, interesting from a forensic standpoint, that steel members were severly corroded by sulfidative attack.


1. HEARING CHARTER: Learning from 9/11: Understanding the Collapse of the World Trade Center,, 3/6/02
2. HEARING: Learing From 9/11 -- Understanding the Collapse of the World Trade Center,, 3/6/2002 [cached]

Official Investigations

The Various (Non)Investigations

Knowledgeable officials who were paying attention to the news on September 11th would have known by the end of the day that the events of that day included the following:
  • The largest failure in airport security, and first quadruple hijacking (with primitive weapons) in history.
  • Multiple and unprecedented failures to follow standard operating procedures in the interception of off-course aircraft.
  • The largest failure of the military to defend civilian life and property in the country's history.
  • The failure to defend two of the most recognized terrorist targets despite adequate warning times.
  • The three largest structural failures in recorded history: the total collapses of 1, 2, and 7 World Trade Center.
  • The only collapses of high-rise buildings in United States history. 1  
Clearly, failures of this magnitude warrant the most honest, painstaking, and well-resourced investigation. As of January, 2007, when most of the evidence has been destroyed, such an investigation has yet to be conducted. Instead there have been concerted efforts to stop any real investigation.

Air Defense Failures: Promotions and No Reprimands

Despite the enormity and inexplicable nature of the failures of NORAD, the Air National Guard, and the Air Force to protect New York City and Washington D.C., no public investigation has been conducted, and no officials have been reprimanded. To the contrary, General Richard Myers, Acting Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff on September 11th, was confirmed as Chairman just two days later, despite his inability to answer basic questions about the failures. Ralph Eberhart, commander of NORAD at the time of the attack, was later chosen to head the newly created Northern Command (NORTHCOM) 2  

WTC Disaster: "No Clear Authority" Stymied Collapse Investigation

Within 48 to 72 hours of the attack, representatives of the following agencies were on the scene of the World Trade Center attack, allegedly collecting data.
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
  • National Science Foundation (NSF)
FEMA and its contractor, Greenhorne and O'Mara, Inc., created the Building Performance Assessment Team (BPAT), whose work would culminate in the World Trade Center Building Performance Assessment Study . The BPAT investigators were, except for a walk-through described as a "tourist trip", denied access to the evidence at Ground Zero. They did not have subpoena power.
It is widely recognized (but not widely admitted) that the "investigations" carried out by these agencies were mismanaged and "muddled". 3   The people who were supposed to investigate the building failures were barred from examining the crucial evidence. A charter for a March 6, 2002 committee hearing in the U.S. House of Representatives listed the following problems with these efforts.
  • No clear authority and the absence of an effective protocol for how the building performance investigators should conduct and coordinate their investigation with the concurrent search and rescue efforts, as well as any criminal investigation
  • Difficulty obtaining documents essential to the investigation, including blueprints, design drawings, and maintenance records
  • Uncertainty as a result of the confidential nature of the BPAT study
  • Uncertainty as to the strategy for completing the investigation and applying the lessons learned

Ongoing Obstruction to Serious Investigation

On January 29, 2002, President Bush personally asked Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle to limit the congressional investigation into the events of September 11, according to congressional sources. 4  
On May 23, 2002, Bush said that he was opposed to establishing a special, independent commission to probe how the government dealt with terror warnings before 9/11. 5   6   This statement was just two days after Minnesota FBI agent Coleen Rowley wrote to FBI Director Mueller, "I have deep concerns that a delicate and subtle shading/skewing of facts by you and others at the highest levels of FBI management has occurred and is occurring." 7  
On the first anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the New York Times lamented:
One year later, the public knows less about the circumstances of 2,801 deaths at the foot of Manhattan in broad daylight than people in 1912 knew within weeks about the Titanic. 8  
On November 27, 2002, George W. Bush named Henry Kissinger chairman of an "independent investigation" of the 9/11 attack, later dubbed the 9/11 Commission. 9   Kissinger, famous for his obsession with secrecy, is widely considered a war criminal outside of the U.S. On December 13, 2002, Kissinger resigned from the commission rather than comply with the requirement to disclose his business clients. 10   On December 16, 2002, Bush named Thomas Kean to replace Kissinger as chairman of the commission. The Bush administration hamstrung the already highly conflicted Commission by limiting the testimony of its officials. 11   Kean, who will remain president of Drew University, said he would devote one day a week to the commission. 12   The Commission closed its doors in August of 2004 without addressing any of the charges made by skeptics of the official story.


2. Eberhart To Head NORTHCOM,, 8/02 [cached]
3. Mismanagement Muddled WTC Collapse Inquiry, New York Times, 3/7/02 [cached]
4. Bush asks Daschle to limit Sept. 11 probes, CNN, 1/29/02 [cached]
5. Bush Opposes 9/11 Query Panel,, 5/23/02 [cached]
6. Bush, GOP blast calls for 9/11 inquiry,, 5/17/02 [cached]
7. Coleen Rowley's Memo to FBI Director Robert Mueller, Time, 5/21/02 [cached]
8. Investigating 9/11: An Unimaginable Calamity, Still Largely Unexamined, New York Times, 9/11/02 [cached]
9. Kissinger to Lead 9/11 Inquiry, New York Times, 11/28/02 [cached]
10. Kissinger quits as 9/11 inquiry chief, BBC, 12/14/02 [cached]
11. Bush to Limit Testimony Before 9/11 Panel, 2/26/04 [cached]
12. 9/11 Panel Gets New Chairman .., Washington Post, 12/17/02 [cached]

Charles E. Wharry (Darkbird18);

This new information from the 

Architects and Engineers On 9/11 YouTube  at the beginning of this article is what is happen now and the government is still not address what these people are saying about those building and how they really came down and the jet fuel don't do it! Why is the truth about 9/11 still in the back ground and not in main news media? The article about the building is still the official word on this issue? The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) produced the first official government report attempting to explain the destruction of the three World Trade Center towers as structural collapses induced by plane crashes and fires, and they still stand behind this lie, why? The dark forces behind this whole event are still in power and have control over the news media and all media by mind control and black magic but no one believe this because those kind of things can't happen in our modern time only in the past was statements like "Black Magic" was taking seriously because people believe that forces like these exist but not now, why?   

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