"We had planned to release our findings for public review early this year. However, research often takes unexpected turns, and the more complicated the problem, the more difficult it is to predict the completion date. . . . We will release our findings for public review when we are sure we fully understand the mechanisms that are likely to have caused the observed collapse and those that clearly did not occur and could not have caused the observed collapse." — Dr. Leroy Hulsey

Since no steel-framed high-rise has ever completely collapsed due to fire, the Plasco incident was a golden opportunity for demolition deniers to say, “LOOK!!! Steel-framed high-rises can collapse due to fire!” But even more important to them than their newfound ability to claim one fire-induced collapse is the severe damage that would be done to their ideology if they had to accept the Plasco incident as a demolition.