Other highlights of the article:
Christoph Hoffmann, a computer science professor at Purdue University who helped create a scientific simulation of the 2001 terrorist attacks, said Salo’s questions may be too broad.
“What is the purpose of the simulation? What are they trying to find out?” he told The Post. “It has to be something quite specific.”
Abolhassan Astaneh-Asl, a structural engineering professor at the University of California at Berkeley, has spent years studying the World Trade Center collapse and testified about his findings at a congressional hearing.
When Astaneh-Asl heard about Salo’s 9/11 project, he told The Post in an email: “It is very important that we have this interview. This is very important journalism.”
“It doesn’t make any sense to get a plane and hit a building,” Astaneh-Asl said later by telephone. “You can’t just hit a building and say, See, it doesn’t collapse.’
“You have to build the same building as the World Trade Center.”
So given what the experts had to say The Post asked Astaneh-Asl for a grocery list, of sorts, of what it would take to pull off the project.
Study the World Trade Center blueprints.
Get the materials used in the 1970s lightweight concrete floors and varying strengths of steel.
Construct a 30-story segment of the Twin Towers using trusses rather than beams and using steel plate outside walls rather than columns.
Get high-caliber scientists and engineers.
Astaneh-Asl said he think such a project would take an estimated two to three years and cost $500 million to $600 million, not $1.5 million.
Given his near total lack of understanding of the "scientific method" I would lean towards truther, but won't be surprised if he's conning them.