Can Jet Fuel Melt Steel?
Things Got Legs, Derek Eller Gallery (2006)

Bercowetz / Bua

 

Shish kebab skewers, hot glue, foam core, latex, rope, bowling ball.

107 x 23 x 28 inches

An attempt to demonstrate the possibility of controlled demolition vs. the pancake theory, regarding the destruction of the twin towers. We wanted to represent the building’s strength and question how two separate and massive steel cores could both collapse near the speed of gravity. The fact that the maximum temperature that jet fuel can reach doesn’t come close to the temperature needed to melt steel seems to indicate that other factors may have been at work.