The official story is that the Twin Towers collapsed as aresult of damage done by the two aircraft that struck them.However, that may not be the whole story.
Mike Pecoraro was working in the 6th sub-basement of theNorth Tower when it was hit by the first plane. He and aco-worker were disturbed by a flickering of lights, whichcould have meant a power interruption that could haveserious effects on the machinery they were responsible for.
They then called the Assistant Chief Engineer on a higherlevel. They were told that the building had shaken and aloud explosion had been heard.
The room they were in began to fill with white smoke and asmell of kerosene, so they went upstairs, thinking theremight be a car fire in the garage. They reached a higherlevel, the C level, only to find the main machine shop gone.It had been reduced to rubble. A 50 ton hydraulic press hadsimply disppeared.
Obviously, an explosion 95 stories above could not havedestroyed this massive piece of equipment.
They then reached the parking garage, but found itdestroyed, also. “There were no walls, there was rubble onthe floor.”
On B level, just below the lobby, they found a steel andconcrete fire door weighing 300 pounds wrinkled and destroyed.
They both assumed that explosions had taken place in thelower levels of the building. Along with the widespreaddamage they observed, a fine dust covered everything andfilled the air. The presence of this dust, long beforeeither tower collapsed, suggests that there was ahigh-explosive detonation somewhere in the substructure ofthe tower at the same time that the plane struck above.
Officially, the lower-level explosions were caused by jetfuel pouring down the elevator shafts, but the intensity ofthe explosions and the nature of the damage observed bywitnesses on the scene suggest that the mystery of the TwinTowers is far from solved.
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