Thanks to cb_brooklyn for posting this over at http://www.mypetgoat.tv/forums/ -Paper for Peer Review:
“Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Collapse? “
By Steven E. Jones
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84604http://www.physics.byu.edu/research/energy/htm7.html
Professor Steven E. Jones provided an invited seminar open to the public at Utah Valley State College in Orem, Utah, on February 1, 2006: "9/11 Revisited: Scientific and Ethical Questions”An MP3 of the Two Hour Seminar (61MB): http://tinyurl.com/974zyPowerPoint Slideshow JPEGS (4.6MB ZIP file): http://tinyurl.com/95bhtReview of Seminar:
“Prof. Jones' Utah 9/11 Seminar - Feb.1, 2006”http://www.gnn.tv/blogs/12675/Prof_Jones_U...inar_Feb_1_2006Daily Herald - Central Utah's Newspaper:
“Questions remain from 9/11 report, professor says”http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/163875/3/-KUTV (Salt Lake City CBS affiliate)
- Thursday, November 10, 2005
“Collapse or Implosion: BYU Professor Has Theory About 9/11 Attacks”Video: http://kutv.com/topstories/local_story_314234334.html-Deseret Morning News
- Thursday, November 10, 2005
“Y. professor thinks bombs, not planes, toppled WTC”, by Elaine Jarvikhttp://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,635160132,00.html-MSNBC's 'The Situation'
- Tuesday, November 15, 2005
“Professor believes planes didn't cause all the damage around the WTC” Video: http://www.911blogger.com/2005/11/byu-prof...n-jones-on.html-TRIBUNE-REVIEW
- Sunday, November 20, 2005
“Jonesing on conspiracy theories”, by Bill Steigerwald http://pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review...d/s_395972.htmlOFFICIAL GOVERNMENT REPORTS AND CRITIQUES-Official NIST Report: http://wtc.nist.gov/NISTNCSTAR1CollapseofTowers.pdf-NIST Report Critique: http://911research.wtc7.net/essays/nist/index.html-Official FEMA Report: http://www.fema.gov/library/wtcstudy.shtm-FEMA Report Critique: http://911research.wtc7.net/wtc/official/fema.html-Official 9/11 Commission Report: http://www.9-11commission.gov/report/index.htm-9/11 Commission Report Critique: http://911research.wtc7.net/post911/commission/report.html INFORMATION ABOUT WTC BUILDING 7-Official NIST Report for WTC 7
- pg 6 – “Working Collapse Hypothesis”“An initial local failure at the lower floors (below Floor 13) of the building due to fire and/or debris induced structural damage of a critical column (the initiating event), which supported a large span floor bay with an area of about 2,000 ft2”http://wtc.nist.gov/pubs/WTC%20Part%20IIC%...pse%20Final.pdf-Official FEMA Report on WTC 7
– Chapter 5, pg 31“Loss of structural integrity was likely a result of weakening caused by fires on the 5th to 7th floors. The specifics of the fires in WTC 7 and how they caused the building to collapse remain unknown at this time. Although the total diesel fuel on the premises contained massive potential energy, the best hypothesis has only a low probability of occurrence. Further research, investigation, and analyses are needed to resolve this issue.” http://www.fema.gov/pdf/library/fema403_ch5.pdf-Building 7, the Untold Story: http://911research.wtc7.net/talks/b7/index.html-WTC lease holder, Larry Silverstein
, commenting on the collapse of Building 7 in the PBS documentary "America Rebuilds", which aired in September of 2002: “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.” Video: http://www.911blogger.com/files/video/wtc7_pbs.WMV-In the same documentary, America Rebuilds, a clean up worker at ground zero uses the term "pull" when preparing for the controlled demolition of Building 6:
(Use of the word “pull” as slang for “demolish”)
Unidentified Construction Worker: "Hello? Oh, we're getting ready to pull building six."
Luis Mendes, NYC Dept of Design and Construction: "We had to be very careful how we demolished building six. We were worried about the building six coming down and then damaging the slurry walls, so we wanted that particular building to fall within a certain area.” Video: http://thewebfairy.com/killtown/video/wtc7/pull_wtc6.wmv-Silverstein Answers WTC Building 7 Charges:
Says "pull it" meant to evacuate firefighters, but there were no firefighters in the building. http://www.infowars.com/articles/sept11/si...tc7_charges.htm-Reporter who witnessed the collapse of Building 7: "People started to run away from the scene [WTC7] and I turned in time to see what looked like a skyscraper implosion - looked like it had been done by a demolition crew - the whole thing just collapsing down on itself and another big huge plume of gray and white smoke shooting up into the air and then more of the smoke billowing up the street here... so that’s number one, number two, and now number seven that have come down from this explosion. "
Live report by 1010 WINS NYC News Radio on 9-11-01. This report can be heard in the documentary 911 Eyewitness (the film can be downloaded for free at this link: http://question911.com/links.php
) -Emergency worker who witnessed the collapse of Building 7: "We were watching the building [WTC7] actually ‘cuz it was on fire… the bottom floors of the building were on fire and… we heard this sound that sounded like a clap of thunder… turned around - we were shocked to see that the building was ah well it looked like there was a shockwave ripping through the building and the windows all busted out… it was horrifying… about a second later the bottom floor caved out and the building followed after that… we saw the building crash down all the way to the ground… we were in shock. "
Live report by 1010 WINS NYC News Radio on 9-11-01. This report can be heard in the documentary 911 Eyewitness (the film can be downloaded for free at this link: http://question911.com/links.php
) -Guns & Butter Radio interview - April 27th 2005:
Hosted by Bonnie Falkner
Guest: Indira Singh (Ground Zero Emergency Worker)
Bonnie: How long did you work as an emergency medical technician and exactly what is it that you were doing (at ground zero)?
Indira: ...when I got there we were setting up triage sites (at ground zero), close, very close to the area. The triage site that I was setting up was behind, well, to the east of Building 7 where Building 7 came down...
...we were setting up triages as close to the pile as possible… so what we were doing was setting up different kinds of stations… IV stations, cardiac stations, wound stations, burn stations ...just trying to have an organized space. What happened with that particular triage site is that pretty soon afternoon, after mid-day on 9/11 we had to evacuate that because they told us Building 7 was coming down... I do believe that they brought Building 7 down... By noon or one o'clock they told us we had to move from that triage site up to Pace University a little further away because Building 7 was going to come down or being brought down.
Bonnie: Did they actually use the word "brought" down and who was it that was telling you this?
Indira: The fire department... the fire department and they did use the word "we're going to have to bring it down."
The entire interview can be listened to at this link. The excerpts from above can be found approximately 10 minutes into the interview. http://tinyurl.com/7dww8 -Columbia Journalism Review – May/June 2003
, by Thomas Franklin
Excerpt from an article written by award winning photographer, Thomas Franklin, who snapped the world famous photo of firemen raising the American flag at ground zero. In the article Franklin explains that all of ground zero was evacuated less than an hour before WTC 7 was demolished at approximately 5:20 pm on 9/11: "Much of what happened to me on September 11 is a blur, but this moment I clearly remember: It was 4:45 p.m., and all the firemen and rescue workers were evacuating Ground Zero after word came that a third building -- WTC 7 -- was ready to fall. I had only a few frames left, and an entire day's worth of pictures to develop, so I prepared to head back to New Jersey."
Link to entire article: http://archives.cjr.org/year/02/2/franklin.asp A MIXTURE OF NEWS/FILM FOOTAGE AND NEW YORK TIMES QUOTES WHERE SPECIFIC REFERENCES TO BOMBS, EXPLOSIONS, AND CONTROLLED DEMOLITIONS ARE MADE The video clips are of FDNY personnel, emergency workers, reporters, and witnesses.
The quotes are from the Official ‘Oral Histories’ Transcripts of FDNY personnel and emergency workers as conducted a few months after 9/11 by the WTC Task Force Interviewers and published in the New York Times:http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/html...es_full_01.html- CBS News Anchor, Dan Rather, comments on the collapse of WTC Building 7: “Amazing, incredible pick your word. For the third time today, it’s reminiscent of those pictures we’ve all seen too much on television before, where a building was deliberately destroyed by well placed dynamite to knock it down.” Video: http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/IMAGES/w..._demolition.mpg -NEW YORK TIMES ‘ORAL HISTORIES’ - WTC TASK FORCE INTERVIEWS
ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER STEPHEN GREGORY
Interview Date: October 3, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110008.PDF
pgs 14-16: I know I was with an officer from Ladder 146, a Lieutenant Evangelista, who ultimately called me up a couple of days later just to find out how I was. We both for whatever reason -- again, I don't know how valid this is with everything that was going on at that particular point in time, but for some reason I thought that when I looked in the direction of the Trade Center before it came down, before No. 2 came down, that I saw low-level flashes. In my conversation with Lieutenant Evangelista, never mentioning this to him, he questioned me and asked me if I saw low-level flashes in front of the building, and I agreed with him because I thought -- at that time I didn't know what it was. I mean, it could have been as a result of the building collapsing, things exploding, but I saw a flash flash flash and then it looked like the building came down.
Q. Was that on the lower level of the building or up where the fire was?
A. No, the lower level of the building. You know like when they demolish a building, how when they blow up a building, when it falls down? That's what I thought I saw. And I didn't broach the topic to him, but he asked me. He said I don't know if I'm crazy, but I just wanted to ask you because you were standing right next to me. He said did you see anything by the building? And I said what do you mean by see anything? He said did you see any flashes? I said, yes, well, I thought it was just me. He said no, I saw them, too.
I don't know if that means anything. I mean, I equate it to the building coming down and pushing things down, it could have been electrical explosions, it could have been whatever. But it's just strange that two people sort of say the same thing and neither one of us talked to each other about it. …
Q. On the television pictures it appeared as well, before the first collapse, that there was an explosion up on the upper floors.
A. I know about the explosion on the upper floors. This was like eye level. I didn't have to go like this. Because I was looking this way. I'm not going to say it was on the first floor or the second floor, but somewhere in that area I saw to me what appeared to be flashes. I don't know how far down this was already. I mean, we had heard the noise but, you know, I don't know.-CAPTAIN KARIN DESHORE
Interview Date: November 7, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110192.PDF
pg 10: I had no clue what was going on. Never turned around because a sound came from somewhere that I never heard before. Some people compared it with an airplane. It was the worst sound of a rolling sound, not a thunder. I can’t explain it, what it was. All I know is -- and a force started to come hit me in my back. I can’t explain it. You had to be there. All I know is I had to run because I thought there was an explosion.
pg 11: Whatever this explosion was simply sucked all the oxygen out of the air.
pg 15: Somewhere around the middle of the world trade center, there was this orange and red flash coming out. Initially it was just one flash. Then this flash just kept popping all the way around the building and that building had started to explode. The popping sound, and with each popping sound it was initially an orange and then a red flash came out of the building and then it would just go all around the building on both sides as far as I could see. These popping sounds and the explosions were getting bigger, going both up and down and then all around the building. I went inside and I told everybody that the other building or there was an explosion occurring up there and I said I think we have another major explosion…
pg 16: So here these explosions are getting bigger and louder and bigger and louder…
pgs 17-18: Again, I didn’t see what was happening behind me, but knowing of all the explosions I thought here was another explosion coming and this sound again and this wave of this force again. I just jumped on the boat, closed the door with my left hand and just sank down to my knees. Here whatever it was just came right at us again.-DEPUTY COMMISSIONER THOMAS FlTZPATRlCK
Interview Date: October 1, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110001.PDF
pgs 13-14: We looked up at the building straight up, we were that close. All we saw was a puff of smoke coming from about 2 thirds of the way up. Some people thought it was an explosion. I don't think I remember that. I remember seeing, it looked like sparkling around one specific layer of the building. I assume now that that was either windows starting to collapse like tinsel or something. Then the building started to come down. My initial reaction was that this was exactly the way it looks when they show you those implosions on TV.-FDNY recall "detonations" in South Tower:
fireman2: We made it outside, we made it about a block.
fireman1: We made it at least 2 blocks.
fireman2: 2 blocks.
fireman1: and we started runnin'
fireman1: Floor by floor it started poppin' out ..
fireman2: It was as if as if they had detonated, det..
fireman1: yea detonated yea
fireman2: as if they had planned to take down a building
fireman1: All the way down, I was watchin it, and runnin'Video: http://www.prisonplanet.tv/discussion_in_firehouse.mpg-WTC Worker: “…we started walking down the stairs and made it to the eighth floor.Big Explosion. Blew us back into the eighth floor...” Video: http://terrorize.dk/911/witnesses/911.wtc.....explosion..wmv-NEW YORK TIMES ‘ORAL HISTORIES’ - WTC TASK FORCE INTERVIEWS
FIREFIGHTER EDWARD CACHIA
Interview Date: December 6, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110251.PDF
pg 5: As my officer and I were looking at the south tower, it just gave. It actually gave at a lower floor, not the floor where the plane hit, because we originally had thought there was like an internal detonation explosives because it went in succession, boom, boom, boom, boom, and then the tower came down.-PARAMEDIC DANIEL RIVERA
Interview Date: OCTOBER 10 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110035.PDF
pg 9: It was a frigging noise. At first I thought it was -- do you ever see professional demolition where they set the charges on certain floors and then you hear “pop, pop, pop, pop, pop”? That’s exactly what -- because I thought it was that. When I heard that frigging noise, that’s when I saw the building coming down.-FIREFIGHTER KENNETH ROGERS
Interview Date: December 10, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110290.PDF
pgs 3-4: … then there was an explosion in the south tower, which according to this map, this exposure just blew out in flames. A lot of guys left at that point. I kept watching. Floor after floor after floor. One floor under another after another and when it hit about the fifth floor, I figured it was a bomb, because it looked like a synchronized deliberate kind of thing. I was there in '93.-LIEUTENANT GEORGE J. DeSIMONE
Interview Date: October 22, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110129.PDF
pg 6: The next thing I know, we heard a little bit of a rumbling, and then white powder came from the first collapsed building. I thought it was an explosion initially.
pgs 7-8: After that, I still thought it was an explosion. I thought it was some kind of thermal explosion where I'm either going to get burnt -- and I had kind of ideas that it was going to be something like Hiroshima where all this heat was coming at me and we were going to get burnt -- or if the heat didn't burn me, I thought that all the parts coming out of this building, the windows, metal, all the things like that, that I might be severed in half.
pg 10: I don't think we understood the magnitude of what was going on. I was fearful that there were bombs in the building. That was my first thought, being the military kind of guy that I am. -FATHER JOHN DELENDICK
Interview Date: December 6, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110230.PDF
pgs 5-6: I remember asking Ray Downey was it the jet fuel that blew up. He said at that point he thought there were bombs up there because it was too even. As we've since learned, it was the jet fuel that was dropping down that caused all this. But he said it was too even.
A. So his original thought was that he thought it was a bomb up there as well.-NBC Reporter, Pat Dawson: “[Albert Turi] the Chief of Safety of the Fire Department of New York City told me he received word of the possibility of a secondary device, that is another bomb going off. He tried to get his men out as quickly as he could, but he said there was another explosion which took place. …That his theory he thinks that there were actually devices that were planted in the building.” Video: http://terrorize.dk/911/witnesses/911.wtc.reporter.1.wmv-MSNBC Reporter, Ann Thompson: “... Cars on fire… cars just turned by the force of the explosions…”Video: http://terrorize.dk/911/witnesses/911.wtc....ompson.cars.wmv -NEW YORK TIMES ‘ORAL HISTORIES’ - WTC TASK FORCE INTERVIEWS
FIREFIGHTER TIMOTHY JULIAN
Interview Date: December 26, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110386.PDF
pg 10: … right when we got to the corner of Washington and Albany, that’s when I heard the building collapse. First I thought it was an explosion. I thought maybe there was a bomb on the plane, but delayed type of thing, you know, secondary device. I was convinced for a week it was secondary devices. … You know, and I just heard like an explosion and a then a cracking type of noise, and then it sounded like a freight train, rumbling and picking up speed, and I remember I looked up, and I saw it coming down…-LIEUTENANT ROBERT DORRITIE
Interview Date: December 11, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110299.PDF
pg 4: … we were deciding which way to go into the south tower. That's when I looked up, and the tower started coming down, which at the time I said I thought it was a secondary device. I had warned the guys about secondary devices on the way down and to be careful of that. -FIREFIGHTER TIMOTHY BURKE
Interview Date: January 22, 2002http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110488.PDF
pg 8: Then the building popped, lower than the fire, which learned was I guess, the aviation fuel fell into the pit, and whatever floor it fell on heated up really bad and that’s why it popped at that floor. That’s the rumor I heard. But it seemed like I was going oh, my god, there is a secondary device because the way the building popped thought it was an explosion.-FIRE MARSHAL JOHN COYLE
Interview Date: December 28, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110406.PDF
pg 8: The tower was -- it looked to me – I thought it was exploding, actually. That’s what I thought for hours afterwards, that it had exploded or the plane or there had been some device on the plane that had exploded, because the debris from the tower had shot out far over our heads. It was raining down.
pgs 15-16: While I was down at Battery Park, I finally got through on my phone to my father and said, “I’m alive. I just wanted to tell you, go to church, I’m alive. I just so narrowly escaped this thing.” He said, “where were you? You were there?” I said, “yeah, I was right there when it blew up.” He said, “you were there when the planes hit?” I said, “no, I was there when it exploded, the building exploded.” He said, “you mean, when it fell down?” I said, “no, when it exploded.” I still didn’t realized what had happened. I totally thought it had been blown up. That’s just the perspective of looking up at it, it seemed to have exploded out. But that I guess was the force of the upper stories collapsing down.-FIREFIGHTER ANGEL RIVERA
Interview Date: January 22, 2002http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110489.PDF
pgs 4-5: We were there about ten minutes before the chief told us go to the Marriott Hotel, go from the 14th floor up, search and evacuate all the floors. So we walk all the way up, no problem. Then we hear the explosion and debris falling. We were looking out of the windows and see body parts all over the place. It was scary. It was very sad. We searched 14, 15, went in one lobby, we came out the other way, we went in one stairway, came up -- when we hit the 19th floor, something horrendous happened. It was like a bomb went off. We thought we were dead. The whole building shook. The brick coming out of -- the door to the hallway into the hotel blew off like somebody had thrown it all over the place. It shook all over the place. We were thrown on the floor. We looked inside the lobby after everything calmed down, and everything was collapsed. The building was still shaking and we're still hearing explosions going on everywhere, so we decided let's get out of here. After we decided to get out of there, we dropped everything. We had a roof rope; we dropped it. We didn't think about retaining our tools. We just wanted to get out of there. We ran all the way down to the fourth floor where we ran out of stairs. There were no more stairs.
pg 7: Mike Mullan walked one flight up, and then the most horrendous thing happened. That's when hell came down. It was like a huge, enormous explosion. I still can hear it. Everything shook. Everything went black. The wind rushed, very slowly [sound], all the dust, all the -- and everything went dark.
pg 9: When the second tower came down, we had no idea what was going on. We thought another plane, another bomb, another as a second device. We thought, this is it, we are dead.-MSNBC Reporter, Rick Sanchez: "… Police have found what they describe as a suspicious device, and they fear that it might be something that could lead to another explosion...I spoke with some police officials moments ago, Chris, and they told me that they have reason to believe that one of the explosions at the WTC aside from the ones that may have been caused by the impact of the plane with the building, may have been caused by a van that was parked in the building that may have had some type of explosive device in it. So, their fear here is that there may have been explosive devices planted either in the building or in the adjacent area ..." Video: http://www.terrorize.dk/911/comments/911.w....explosives.wmv -WTC Worker: “…we stuck on the stairs for a while, we finally got down to the lobby. Then we get to the lobby, there’s this big explosion.” Video: http://terrorize.dk/911/witnesses/911.wtc....g.explosion.wmv -NEW YORK TIMES ‘ORAL HISTORIES’ - WTC TASK FORCE INTERVIEWS
BATTALION CHIEF DOMINICK DeRUBBIO
Interview Date: October 12, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110064.PDF
pg 5: It was weird how it started to come down. It looked like it was a timed explosion, but I guess it was just the floors starting to pancake one on top of the other.-ASSISTANT COMMISSIONER JAMES DRURY
Interview Date: October 16, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110098.PDF
pg 6: We were in the process of getting some rigs moved when I turned, as I heard a tremendous roar, explosion, and saw that the first of the two towers was starting to come down.
pg 7: That was the north tower now coming down. I should say that people in the street and myself included thought that the roar was so loud that the explosive - bombs were going off inside the building. Obviously we were later proved wrong.
pg 12: As I said I thought the terrorists planted explosives somewhere in the building. That's how loud it was, crackling explosive, a wall.-FIREFIGHTER JOHN MALLEY
Interview Date: December 12, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110319.PDF
pg 5: I felt the rumbling, and then I felt the force coming at me. I was like, what the hell is that? In my mind it was a bomb going off. The pressure got so great, I stepped back behind the columns separating the revolving doors. Then the force just blew past me. It blew past me it seemed for a long time. In my mind I was saying what the hell is this and when is it going to stop? Then it finally stopped, that pressure which I thought was a concussion of an explosion. It turns out it was the down pressure wind of the floors collapsing on top of each other.
pg 6: There were secondary explosions, I don't know, aerosol cans or whatever. But we're in the darkness. We see basically the glow of a flashlight and still things coming down. The noise, the explosions, whatever it was.-CAPTAIN JAY SWITHERS
Interview Date: October 30, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110172.PDF
pg 5: I took a quick glance at the building and while I didn't see it falling, I saw a large section of it blasting out, which led me to believe it was just an explosion. I thought it was a secondary device, but I knew that we had to go.-MSNBC Reporter, Ann Thompson: "At 10:30 I tried to leave the building, but as soon as I got outside I heard a second explosion and another rumble and more smoke and more dust. I ran inside the building and the chandelier shook and again black smoke filled the air. Within another five minutes we were covered again with more soot and more dust. And then a fire marshal came in and said we had to leave, because if there was a third explosion this building might not last." Video: http://www.terrorize.dk/911/witnesses/911.....explosions.wmv -Reporter: “… there was an explosion. It was way up where the fire was.. and the whole building, at that point, bellied out in flames…”Video: http://terrorize.dk/911/witnesses/911.wtc.reporter.2.wmv -NEW YORK TIMES ‘ORAL HISTORIES’ - WTC TASK FORCE INTERVIEWS
LIEUTENANT GREGG HANSSON
Interview Date: October 9, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110017.PDF
pg 15: Then a large explosion took place. In my estimation that was the tower coming down, but at that time I did not know what that was. I thought some type of bomb had gone off.-FIREFIGHTER WILLIAM REYNOLDS
Interview Date: December 11, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110288.PDF
pgs 3-4: After a while, and I don't know how long it was, I was distracted by a large explosion from the south tower and it seemed like fire was shooting out a couple of hundred feet in each direction, then all of a sudden the top of the tower started coming down in a pancake. …
Q. … where was the fire? Like up at the upper levels where it started collapsing?
A. It appeared somewhere below that. Maybe twenty floors below the impact area of the plane. I saw it as fire and when I looked at it on television afterwards, it doesn't appear to show the fire. It shows a rush of smoke coming out below the area of the plane impact. The reason why I think the cameras didn't get that image is because they were a far distance away and maybe I saw the bottom side where the plane was and the smoke was up above it.
pg 8: So we kind of just all were walking around dazed and I ran into a Battalion Chief. I don't know who he was. I said to him, I said, "Chief, they're evacuating the other building; right?" … Before the north tower fell. He said, "No." I said, "Why not? They blew up the other one." I thought they blew it up with a bomb. I said, "If they blew up the one, you know they're gonna blow up the other one." He said, "No, they're not." I said, "Well, you gotta tell them to evacuate it, because it's gonna fall down and you gotta get the guys out."-FIREFIGHTER THOMAS TURILLI
Interview Date: January 17, 2002http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110501.PDF
pgs 4-5: … sounded like bombs going off, like boom, boom, boom, like seven or eight, and then just a huge wind gust just came.-FIREFIGHTER KEITH MURPHY
Interview Date: December 5, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110238.PDF
pgs 19-20: I had heard right before the lights went out, I had heard distant boom boom boom, sounded like three explosions. I don’t know what it was. At the time, I would have said they sounded like bombs, but it was boom boom boom and then the lights all go out. I hear someone say oh, shit, that was just for the lights out. I would say about 3, 4 seconds, all of sudden this tremendous roar. It sounded like being in tunnel with the train coming at you. It sounded like nothing I had ever heard in my life, but it didn’t sound good. All of a sudden I could feel the floor started to shake and sway. We were being thrown like literally off our feet, side to side, getting banged around and then a tremendous a wind started to happen. It probably lasted maybe 15 seconds, 10 to 15 seconds. It seemed like hurricane force wind. It would blow you off your feet and smoke and debris and more things started falling.-EMT MICHAEL OBER
Interview Date: October 16, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110093.PDF
pgs 4-5: Then we heard a rumble, some twisting metal, we looked up in the air, and to be totally honest, at first, I don’t know exactly…but it looked to me just like an explosion. It didn’t look like the building was coming down, it looked like just one floor had blown completely outside of it. I was sitting there looking at it. I just never thought they would ever come down, so I didn’t think they were coming down.-War Corespondent, Jack Kelley: "…Apparently what appears to happen was that at the same time two planes hit the building that there... that the FBI most likely thinks that there was a car or truck packed with explosives underneath the buildings which also exploded at the same time, and brought both of them down..."Video: http://www.terrorize.dk/911/comments/911.w....jack.kelley.rm -Terrorism Security Expert
(used by many news organizations): “We’ve heard reports of secondary explosions after the aircraft impacted, whether in fact there wasn't something else at the base of the towers that in fact were the coup de grace to bring them to the ground.”Video: http://terrorize.dk/911/comments/911.wtc.s...frey.beatty.wmv -NEW YORK TIMES ‘ORAL HISTORIES’ - WTC TASK FORCE INTERVIEWS
LIEUTENANT NEIL BROSNAN
Interview Date: December 12, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110328.PDF
pgs 8-9: Actually the explosion came in through those doors and came up behind the way I had come in. And I realized that, that the explosion came from the way had just left.
pg 20: They observed the explosion and the hallway disappeared. They thought the hallway blew up where I had come from.-FIREFIGHTER RICHARD BANACISKI
Interview Date: December 6, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110253.PDF
pgs 3-4: We were there I don't know, maybe 10, 15 minutes and then I just remember there was just an explosion. It seemed like on television they blow up these buildings. It seemed like it was going all the way around like a belt, all these explosions. Everybody just said run and we all turned around and we ran into the parking garage because that's basically where we were. Running forward would be running towards it. Not thinking that this building is coming down. We just thought there was going to be a big explosion, stuff was going to come down.-EMT JULIO MARRERO
Interview Date: October 25, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110162.PDF
pg 4: … I heard a loud bang. We looked up, and we just saw the building starting to collapse.
pg 5: I was screaming from the top of my lungs, and I must have been about ten feet away from her and she couldn't even hear me, because the building was so loud, the explosion, that she couldn't even hear me.-FIREFIGHTER CRAIG CARLSEN
Interview Date: January 25, 2002http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110505.PDF
pg 6: I guess about three minutes later you just heard explosions coming from building two, the south tower. It seemed like it took forever, but there were about ten explosions. At the time I didn't realize what it was. We realized later after talking and finding out that it was the floors collapsing to where the plane had hit.-FIREFIGHTER KEVIN DUGGAN
Interview Date: December 14, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110345.PDF
pg 7: … looked like the middle of [the south tower] was just exploding out…-ABC Reporter: “…the entire building has just collapsed as if a demolition team set off....”Video: http://terrorize.dk/911/comments/911.abc.demolition.team.wmv -Witness: "I was about five blocks away when I heard explosions... three thuds and turned around to see the building that we just got out of... tip over and fall in on itself." Video: http://terrorize.dk/911/witnesses/911.wtc.witness.1.wmv -Witness: "...and then all of a sudden it started like... it sounded like gunfire... you know, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang and then all of a sudden three big explosions. "Video: http://terrorize.dk/911/witnesses/911.wtc.witness.2.wmv -NEW YORK TIMES ‘ORAL HISTORIES’ - WTC TASK FORCE INTERVIEWS
SUPERVISING FIRE MARSHAL JOHN D. LYNN
Interview Date: December 27, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110389.PDF
pg 3: It's hard to deal with the time frame, but it seems as if suddenly there was a -- our attention was drawn to the south tower. There was some kind of explosion, you might say, up in the area where the fire was. Actually, in hindsight, that was the start of the collapse. Now, we were very close at that time.-BATTALION CHIEF JOHN SUDNIK
Interview Date: November 7, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110198.PDF
pg 4: Then we heard a loud explosion or what sounded like a loud explosion and looked up and I saw tower two start coming down.-PARAMEDIC KEVIN DARNOWSKI
Interview Date: November 9, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110202.PDF
pg 8: At that time I started walking back up towards Vesey Street. I heard three explosions, and then we heard like groaning and grinding, and tower two started to come down.-CHIEF STEVE GRABHER
Interview Date: December 6, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110241.PDF
pgs 10-11: Just as I go out of the building, one of my guys says hey Captain, the building is coming down. I looked over my shoulder and you could see the whole top of the south tower leaning towards us. It looked like it was coming over. You could see the windows pop out just like in the picture, looked like a movie. I saw one floor of windows pop out, like poof, poof. I saw one and a half floors pop out. It looked almost like an explosion. The whole top was teetering, and I really thought just the top of the building was falling off.-FDNY: "As we were getting our gear on and making our way to the stairway, there was a heavy duty explosion." Video: http://terrorize.dk/911/witnesses/heavy.duty.explosion.wmv -Street Reporter: "45 minutes into the taping that we were doing, there was… an explosion. It was way up where the fire was, and the whole building… at that point… bellied out… in flames… and everybody ran." Video: http://terrorize.dk/911/witnesses/911.wtc.reporter.2.wmv -9/11 Hero William Rodriguez:
says explosions before airplanes hit: (INN World Report - 15 Minute Interview)Video: http://www.911proof.com/resources/innrodri...nsept05snow.wmv -NEW YORK TIMES ‘ORAL HISTORIES’ - WTC TASK FORCE INTERVIEWS
LIEUTENANT PATRICK SCARINGELLO
Interview Date: October 10, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110030.PDF
pg 4: … I heard the explosion from up above. I looked up, I saw smoke and flame and then I saw the top tower tilt, start to twist and lean.-FIREFIGHTER CHRISTOPHER FENYO
Interview Date: December 11, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110295.PDF
pg 3: There was an explosion at the top of the Trade Center and a piece of Trade Center flew across the West Side Highway and hit the Financial Center.
pg 5: About a couple minutes after George came back to me is when the south tower from our perspective exploded from about midway up the building.
pgs 6-7: At that point a debate began to rage because the perception was that the building looked like it had been taken out with charges. We had really no concept of the damage on the east side of 2 World Trade Center at that point, and at that point many people had felt that possibly explosives had taken out 2 World Trade…-LIEUTENANT GARY GATES
Interview Date: October 12, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110065.PDF
pgs 6-7: I looked up, and the building exploded, the building that we were very close to, which was one tower. The whole top came off like a volcano.
Q. What was that, was that the second plane hitting?
A. … I realized in talking with people over a period of two weeks, that had to be the collapse, because since that was the north tower which was hit by a plane first, the other tower was hit by a plane just before we got there. So now both towers have been hit by a plane. The north tower was burning. So the explosion, what I realized later, had to be the start of the collapse. It was the way the building appeared to blowout from both sides. I'm looking at the face of it, and all we see is the two sides of the building just blowing out and coming apart like this, as I said, like the top of a volcano.-FIREFIGHTER KEVIN MURRAY:
Interview Date: October 9, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110020.PDF
pg 7: We helped a lady out of there and we started walking up to the third floor. That third floor was clear. There was no damage, nothing. We got up to the fifth floor and there was severe damage. The ceilings had come down, the some walls had caved in. … Then we went to the sixth floor and did the same thing. Same sort of damage up there.
pg 15: When the tower started -- there was a big explosion that I heard and someone screamed that it was coming down and I looked away and I saw all the windows domino -- you know, dominoeing up and then come down.-FDNY: "We were trying to get some of the people out, but then there was secondary explosions and then subsequent collapses..." Video: http://www.911blimp.net/videos/FDNY-explosions.mov -Construction Worker:“I go downstairs… the foreman tells me to go to remove the containers… as I’m walking by the main freight car of the building in the corridor… that’s… that’s when I got blown. I mean... the impact of the explosion... of whatever happened it threw me to the floor… and that’s when everything started happening. It knocked me right to the floor...”
“…As we were running up the ramps [to 2 WTC]… and then all of a sudden in happened all over again. Building 2 got hit. And… I don’t know that… I just know something else… hit us to the floor. Right in the basement you felt it… walls were caving in…” Video: http://terrorize.dk/911/witnesses/911.wtc....ent.morelli.wmv Video: http://terrorize.dk/911/witnesses/911.wtc....ent.morelli.wmv -NEW YORK TIMES ‘ORAL HISTORIES’ - WTC TASK FORCE INTERVIEWS
FIREFIGHTER RICHARD BOERI
Interview Date: December 10, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110302.PDF
pg 4: We had our backs to the tower and under that pedestrian bridge walking south, myself, Eddie Kennedy and the officer, when you heard the crackling. You looked up and you saw the one floor explode on itself and the top start to slide.-LT. THOMAS PIAMBINO
Interview Date: January 24, 2002http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110493.PDF
pg 5: The south tower had fallen, but at that time I didn't know what it was. All I heard was a tremendous explosion. The tower I was in shook really bad. It really shook bad, and my opinion, I thought it was another aircraft that hit the building.
pgs 9-10: We started to go north on West Street as fast as we could. We weren't running, but we were moving, walking pretty fast, and then the north tower started to fall, and my perception was that when I looked back at the tower as it was starting to come down -- I was booking -- was that there was -- I thought it exploded, and I didn't realize it had collapsed. It looked to me like an explosion, and you could feel the -- you could feel it coming, and they were still running away from it. I mean, you weren't going to out run it. At that point, we all split up. I mean, it was like run, and each one of us took refuge behind something, and I wound up taking refuge behind an ESU truck, I believe it was, a Police Department ESU truck, I think, and I just rode it out until first there was the explosion or the concussion, and then there was very, very strong wind, and then there was the black -- black -- dirt black cloud, and you couldn't see nothing, and it became very, very quiet…-FIREFIGHTER FRANK SWEENEY
Interview Date: October 18, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110113.PDF
pg 9: I hear what sounded like firecrackers and a low rumble. I look up, and the south tower – I could see the top part of the siding overlapping the bottom side of the siding..-CNN Producer:“...Every few minutes you'll hear like a small sort of a rumbling sound, almost like an explosion sound and another chunk of it will come flying down into the street...”Video: http://terrorize.dk/911/witnesses/911.wtc....nsound.part.wmv “…There was just a huge ... [explosion? Word apparently muted on original CNN video] and enormous pieces of debris just falling one right after the other…” Video: http://terrorize.dk/911/witnesses/911.wtc....nsored.part.wmv -NEW YORK TIMES ‘ORAL HISTORIES’ - WTC TASK FORCE INTERVIEWS
CAPTAIN WILLIAM MCLAUGHLIN
Interview Date: December 17, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110361.PDF
pg 5: I looked up and I could see the top of the north tower mushroom out in a cloud of dust and smoke and you could see the tip of the antenna sort of wobble.-FIREFIGHTER KEVIN GORMAN
Interview Date: January 9, 2002http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110434.PDF
pg 6: … I heard the explosion, looked up, and saw like three floors explode, saw the antenna coming down, and turned around and ran north.-FIREFIGHTER JOHN PICARELLO
Interview Date: December 6, 2001http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/...HIC/9110240.PDF
pgs 14-15: … started to hear that rumbling sound again. I looked up, and the first thing I saw was the aerial on the top of the tower just rocking one way and rocking the other way, and all of a sudden there it goes.-News Footage with Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeiffer:
Narrator: Pfeiffer was the first chief into the building. Right away, a guy from the Port Authority told him ‘the damage was somewhere above the 78th floor’. But all you had to do what look around. It was obvious, something had happened right there, in the lobby.
Pfeiffer: “You just… you just saw that, all the windows were blown out. The lobby… looked like the plane hit the lobby.” Video: http://st12.startlogic.com/~xenonpup/underground/lobby.mpg OTHER EXPERT OPINIONS-Matthys Levy, Structural Engineer and Co Author of “Why Buildings Fall Down”
Levy has stated in the past that fire brought down the WTC buildings on 9/11. But it is interesting that he also made a public statement saying the WTC collapses resembled controlled demolition. (Matthys Levy was/is a representative for Weidlinger Associates; a company hired by WTC leaseholder Larry Silverstein to help prove to his insurers that the failures of the Towers were the result of two separate terrorist attacks, and therefore allow Silverstein to double his insurance payout.)“It was the fire ... causing the failure of the steel columns and that caused the collapse”http://wcbs880.com/topstories/topstoriesny..._113150328.html"If you've seen many of the managed demolitions where they implode a building and they cause it to essentially to fall vertically because they cause all of the vertical columns to fail simultaneously, that's exactly what it looked like and that's what happened." Video: http://www.freepressinternational.com/discovery.html-Professor Shi Yongjiu, Director of Civil Engineering Department, Qinghua University
Yongjui is an expert on steel structure. He guesses that the lower part of the WTC twin towers may got seriously damaged.Why WTC Steel Towers Collapsed at One Blow
September 20, 2001“According to steel structure's mechanical nature, the towers shouldn't collapse as late as an hour later after the planes slammed into. What's more, it should be in a way to topple over gradually instead of crashing down as seen in videotapes. It looks more like a directional blast in doing the job of destruction, so he feels that huge damages must have been done at the lower part of the towers.“ http://english.people.com.cn/english/20010...0920_80655.html-Van Romero, Vice President for Research and Economic Development
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
Romero is a major authority on the effects of explosions on buildings.
Just days after 9/11, this explosives expert stated that he could tell the WTC was professional demolished by watching the videotapes. A few days later Romero recanted, and then received a promotion.Explosives Planted in Towers, New Mexico Tech Expert Says
Albuquerque Journal, September 14, 2001 "My opinion is, based on the videotapes, that after the airplanes hit the World Trade Center there were some explosive devices inside the buildings that caused the towers to collapse”
"It would be difficult for something from the plane to trigger an event like that”
"It could have been a relatively small amount of explosives placed in strategic points.”
Original Link of quote: http://www.abqjournal.com/aqvan09-11-01.htm
Archived link of Romero's quote: http://www.world-action.co.uk/explosives.html
New Mexico Tech Explosives Expert 'Flip-Flops' On WTC Controlled Demo Theory; Refuses To Explain Why:“Certainly the fire is what caused the building to fail.” http://news.baou.com/main.php?action=recent&rid=20284
Romero receives promotion - January 11, 2002: http://infohost.nmt.edu/mainpg/news/2002/11jan05.html
Romero appointed to the Presidential Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans: http://www.yic.gov/paceea/adcom/bios.html- Jerry Russell, Ph.D. (MS in Engineering)
- “Proof Of Controlled Demolition At The WTC”http://www.attackonamerica.net/proofofcont...litionatwtc.htm-David Ray Griffin
- “The Destruction of the World Trade Center: Why the Official Account Cannot Be True”http://911review.com/articles/griffin/nyc1.htmlCONTINUED.....