The way to think about the September 11, 2001 attacks on World Trade Center is not as a demolition put into a movie, but a movie put around a controlled demolition. The 911 controlled demolition was a standard controlled demolition. The demolition people got exactly what they wanted and the movie people had to make the film around them.
The controlled demolition people said
- No planes.
- No fires.
- No people.
- No contents.
Controlled demolition requires planting charges where you want and setting them off as you want. You can’t set your charges around the building and then have an airplane smash them up and burn them and still get the demolition you want. So no planes. Controlled demolition implies no planes.
For the same reason, controlled demolition implies no fires. You can’t have fires burning up the demolitions and ruining the demolition plan.
You can’t have 50,000 people running around your building in desperation after you planted your charges. Controlled demolition implies no people.
A standard controlled demolition requires removing the contents. You can’t experiment on 911 with contents of 110 story buildings. You can’t have them fly all over lower Manhattan. So no contents.
These also work together. If there are no planes, how would you get the people to leave the building?
If the building has no contents, the people would not go up in it. Also if you have no people in it, there is no need to have the contents in it.
The movie was then produced around the demolition. That included complete control of what was broadcast on TV and confiscation of unauthorized cameras or film anywhere in the area.
Local firefighters were used to control the situation while out of town were used in the outer areas. Or even better, use military or intel people as much as possible dressed up as cops or firefighters.
Dupe witnesses. People not in on it are made to think the movie is real. These people then convince the others. People are chosen out in advance as trusted witness types to be dupe witnesses. Their testimony is taken as true by people who know them as reliable
This is draft and preliminary. The above is hypotheses and speculation. Comments and corrections welcome. Please restate as questions. All other disclaimers apply.