Larry Silverstein and the Collapse of the World Trade Center
Dave Heller's article [Taking a Closer Look: Hard Science and the Collapse of the World Trade Center] is absolutely correct in stating that Building 7 collapsed without being hit by an airplane or other debris. FEMA was unable to conclusively state why it collapsed. But Heller should know that in September of 2002 owner Larry Silverstein discussed the collapse of Building 7 in a PBS Documentary called America Rebuilds. This is what Silverstein had to say:
"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 collapse."
Listen to that clip yourself, or watch Larry Silverstein say it. Lest there be any doubt about what "pull it" means, listen to another quote from the same talk: "... we're getting ready to pull building six."
Someone needs to ask Silverstein some tough questions under oath about what he meant in that statement – and how it was possible to demolish Building 7 on 9-11 without placing explosive charges in the building prior to the event. The controlled demolition theory of the collapse of the WTC North and South Towers is also the only one that deals with the fact that jet fuel cannot burn hot enough to melt steel, nor could it melt the steel in such a fashion as to engender a controlled implosion.
As to when those charges could've been placed, consider this letter from Scott Forbes, who works as an IT professional for Fiduciary Trust:
"From: "Scott Forbes" firstname.lastname@example.org
WingTV provides additional details:
Subject: Official Verison of 9/11 - new info
Date: Mon, 19 Apr 2004 12:35:12 +0000
To John Kaminski,
I was pleased to read your article "The Official Version of 9/11 is a Hoax" ... Please note some other facts. My name is Scott Forbes and I still work for Fiduciary Trust. In 2001 we occupied floors 90 and 94-97 of the South Tower and lost 87 employees plus many contractors.
On the weekend of Sept. 8-9 there was a 'power down' condition in WTC tower 2, the south tower. This power down condition meant there was no electrical supply for approx 36hrs from floor 50 up. I am aware of this situation since I work in IT and had to work with many others that weekend to ensure that all systems were cleanly shutdown beforehand ... and then brough back up afterwards. The reason given by the WTC for the power down was that cabling in the tower was being upgraded ... Of course without power there were no security cameras, no security locks on doors and many, many 'engineers' coming in and out of the tower. I was at home on the morning of 9/11 on the shore of Jersey City, right opposite the Towers, and watching events unfold I was convinced immediately that something was happening related to the weekend work ...
I have mailed this information to many people and bodies, including the 9/11 Commission, but no one seems to be taking and registering these facts. What's to hide? Can you help publicise them?"
"Forbes, who was hired by Fiduciary in 1999 and is now stationed at a U.K. branch office, was working on the weekend of September 8-9, 2001, and said that his company was given three weeks advance notice that New York�s Port Authority would take out power in the South Tower from the 48th floor up. The reason: the Port Authority was performing a cabling upgrade to increase the WTC�s computer bandwidth.
"Forbes stated that Fiduciary Trust was one of the WTC�s first occupants after it was erected, and that a 'power-down' had never been initiated prior to this occasion."
Leland Lehman lives in Santa Fe, New Mex.
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