Charles Thornton

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Official narrative

Charles H. Thornton is consultant & founding principal of the engineering firm Thornton and Tomasetti. Their website states that he "is one of the preeminent structural engineers and educators in the world."[1]


Charles Thornton has a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Manhattan College and a Masters and Ph.D. from New York University.


Murrah Building, Oklahoma City, 1995

Full article: Oklahoma City bombing

Thornton directed Paul Mlakar, Gene Corley and Mete Sozen on the collapse of the Murrah Building after the Oklahoma City bombing.

World Trade Center, 9/11

Full article: Rated 4/5 9-11

Charles Thornton, was on NIST's advisory committee. His partner, Richard Tomasetti, was reported to be behind the unprecedented and widely criticized decision to destroy most of the steel evidence.[2] Gene Corley and Charles Thornton were the main commentators in the video "Why the Towers Fell" which promoted the pancake theory of the WTC collapse.[3]


  2. James Glanz and Eric Lipton, City in the Sky: The Rise and Fall of the World Trade Center (New York: Times Books, 2003), 330.

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