Clearly Talking about the Demolition of WTC7 on Sept. 11th.
Documentary: Silverstein, FDNY Razed WTC 7
In a stunning and belated development concerning the attacks of 9/11 Larry
Silverstein, the controller of the destroyed WTC complex, stated plainly in a
PBS documentary that he and the FDNY decided jointly to demolish the Solomon
Bros. building, or WTC 7, late in the afternoon of Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001.
This admission appeared in a PBS documentary originally aired in Sept. of 2002
entitled "America Rebuilds". Mr Silverstein's comments came after FEMA
and the Society of Civil Engineers conducted an extensive and costly
investigation into the curious collapse of WTC 7. The study specifically
concluded that the building had collapsed as a result of the inferno within,
sparked, apparently, by debris falling from the crumbling North Tower.
In the documentary Silverstein makes the following statement;
I remember getting a call from the, er, fire department commander, telling me
that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said,
"We've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is
pull it." And they made that decision to pull and we watched the building
[This can be heard in the audio file
http://sirdave.com/mp3/PullIt.mp3Thanks to Sir Dave 'tmo' Soule for
transfering this from the video to an MP3 file. "America Rebuilds",
PBS Home Video, ISBN 0-7806-4006-3, is available from http://shop.pbs.org/products/AREB901/.]
Mr. Silverstein's comments stand in direct contradiction to the findings of the
extensive FEMA report. They even negate Kevin Spacey's narrative in the very
documentary in which they appear; "WTC 7 fell after burning for 7
hours." If it had been generally known that the building was
"pulled" wouldn't Mr. Spacey have phrased it that way?
In the same program a cleanup worker referred to the demolition of WTC 6:
"... we're getting ready to pull the building six." There can be
little doubt as to how the word "pull" is being used in this context.
[This can be heard in the audio file http://sirdave.com/mp3/PullIt.mp3
taken from the video.]
This shocking contradiction is yet another curious twist in a disturbing series
of events surrounding the "collapse" of WTC 7, and the WTC complex in
Among these is the fact that, in all the history of high-rise fires, not one has
ever resulted in a collapse. On 9/11 three such anomalies were alleged to have
occurred. Those who argue that the towers were vulnerable in their top-heaviness
and verticality cannot then explain the collapse due to fire of WTC 7, a broad
based, 47-story steel-framed building.
There is also the fact that most of the structures destroyed by falling debris
were directly under the twin towers, and none of them caught fire. WTC 7 was not
only a full city block away from Tower 1 but WTC 6 stood directly between the
two buildings and certainly absorbed most of the damage.
In addition, WTC 7 suffered a strangely thorough and complete collapse, leaving
only a leveled lot where it once stood. Although it was a much smaller
structure, WTC 6's 8-story carcass stood for months afterwards, even after being
gutted by Tower 1.
There's also disturbing correlations between the collapse of WTC 7 and the
bombing of the Murrah building in Oklahoma City. Both buildings were constructed
using the same bridge beam system that, in WTC 7's case, allegedly contributed
to its demise. But more importantly WTC 7, like the Murrah building, housed
high-level government offices including the FBI, CIA and the Secret Service. WTC
7 was also the storage facility for millions of files pertaining to active cases
involving international drug dealing, organized crime, terrorism and money
WTC 6, also known as the Customs House building, housed the Departments of
Commerce, Agriculture and Labor and yet another Murrah building tenant, the
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.
WTC 7 was also the location of a kind of a doomsday bunker (a $15 million
project of Rudy Giuliani's), a command post from which to operate in case of a
total infrastructure breakdown. Building 7 had apparently been bullet proofed
and reinforced to withstand hurricane force winds and attacks of all kinds, a
fact which makes its alleged fatal vulnerability to falling debris all the more
Mr. Silverstein's comments imply that he and the FDNY threw together an expert
demolition job in the space of a few short hours on the afternoon of 9/11. This
revelation is staggering enough considering its blatant contradiction to what
has been, all along, the official cause of the "collapse." But the
fact that the building was buried under tons of debris and consumed in flames at
the time makes his comments all the more baffling.
There's a compelling theory that bombs had been planted inside the twin towers
designed to complete the job the hijacked jets had begun. A handful of seasoned
professional firefighters and demolition men have commented on how neatly and
evenly the towers collapsed. Mr. Silverstein's bewildering statements in
"America Rebuilds" give an exponential boost in credence to this claim
and, in a more terrifying light, loan credibility to growing suspicions that the
attacks of 9/11 may have been an inside job.