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The Twin Towers collapsed because the aircraft fuel ignited the contents of the building and it was the burning of the contents of the building which caused the steel columns to lose stiffness. UK buildings are much more robust, or tolerant of losing structural capacity than the Twin Towers.feedback
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Jun 14 2017
This page is completely dedicated to what John Knapton has to say. All of John Knapton’s quotes are organized here by date and topic. The most recent quote attributed to John Knapton came from an article called Grenfell Tower would have collapsed if built four years earlier, says expert: “I don't think this building will collapse because in 1968, a block of flats at Ronan Point in East London partly collapsed as a result of a gas explosion in a kitchen. As a result of that, the design of tower blocks in the UK changed from about 1971 onwards. From then on, the design had to allow for an explosion or a fire to remove part of the supporting structure and for the building to remain standing. Had Ronan Point not happened, Grenfell Tower would have collapsed by now. Whilst there can be no guarantee than it won't collapse, its unlikely.”.
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