September 11, 2005

Boycott Silverstein Properties!

(Updated on: 12/04/05)

In light of the Larry Silverstein's first public "pull it" response that was issued by his company on September 9, 2005 to the U.S. State Dept's Identifying Misinformation website, their public statement has answered some, but not all of the Silverstein Boycott questions:

1. What did Larry Silverstein mean by the phrase "pull it" when talking to the fire department commander about the WTC 7 on the PBS documentary, "America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero"?

Silverstein Properties: "In the afternoon of September 11, Mr. Silverstein spoke to the Fire Department Commander on site at Seven World Trade Center. The Commander told Mr. Silverstein that there were several firefighters in the building working to contain the fires. Mr. Silverstein expressed his view that the most important thing was to protect the safety of those firefighters, including, if necessary, to have them withdraw from the building.
Later in the day, the Fire Commander ordered his firefighters out of the building..."

U.S. State Dept: "As noted above, when Mr. Silverstein was recounting these events for a television documentary he stated, “I said, you know, we've had such terrible loss of life. Maybe the smartest thing to do is to pull it.” Mr. McQuillan has stated that by “it,” Mr. Silverstein meant the contingent of firefighters remaining in the building.

2. Who was the fire department commander he was speaking to and what time did this call take place?

(Still unanswered.)

3. Who made the decision to "pull" after his recommendation to the fire department commander to "pull it"?

Silverstein Properties statement: "Later in the day, the Fire Commander ordered his firefighters out of the building..."

4. What time was the decision to "pull" made?

(The time of this decision to "pull" is still unknown. The released statement mentions the Fire Commander ordered the firefighters out of the building "later in the day" after Mr. Silverstein spoke to the Fire Commander "in the afternoon". The WTC 7 collapsed at 5:20 p.m.)

As soon as the public receives an answer to the rest of these questions, the boycott will be rescinded.

Contact Silverstein Properties and urge them to answer the remaining questions and tell them that you will support a boycott against their company until he does.

Email Silverstein Properties at:

Or call them at 212.490.0666. That's 212.490.0666

World Trade Center homepage

Dara McQuillian
Communications Director
Silverstein Properties
530 5th Avenue
NY, NY 10036

Recap about Silverstein and the WTC 7 collapse

Larry Silverstein is the owner of the WTC and president of his real estate firm, Silverstein Properties. He owned the WTC 7 since 1987 and purchased the rest of the WTC complex only six weeks before the attacks:

"A private developer little known to the general public, Silverstein signed a 99-year lease for the twin towers just six weeks before the attack... His lease with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey remains in place, making Silverstein, 72, a key figure in the rebuilding of the site." - CBS Interactive

He has profited around $478 million from the WTC 7 collapsing:

"Industrial Risk Insurers is set to pay around $861 million to Silverstein for the lost building, which the company has owned since the 1980's, long before it acquired the master lease on the WTC. The debt on the property is around $383 million, much of it securitized as mortgage bonds." - Insurance Journal (06/07/02)

He has also profited of over a billion dollars (yes, billion!) when he won a court decision that said the attacks on his complex counted as two attacks instead of one in which his insurers were ordered to pay double the amount of his claim:

"The World Trade Center leaseholder has won a court victory over his insurers as he attempts to rebuild the site... A New York jury has decided that the 11 September 2001 attack on the two towers constituted two separate events... The US District Court ruling means Larry Silverstein could now get an extra $1.1bn from nine insurers to finance reconstruction... He has been fighting the insurance companies, arguing he was owed $7bn - double his $3.5bn policy." - BBC (12/07/04)

Controversy erupted in 2002 when Silverstein was interviewed on a PBS documentary, America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero, and seems to be saying that he recommended to "pull" the WTC 7, then they all watched the building collapse after the decision to "pull" was made:

Silverstein: "I remember getting a call from the, uh, fire department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, 'You know we've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is, is pull it.' Uh, and they made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse." (See video)

This admission is highly crucial because no plane crashed into it WTC 7, a 47-story skyscraper, and it was not right next to the collapsing WTC 1 or 2:

yet it mysteriously collapsed at 5:20 pm that evening with no immediate explanation as to why. By viewing videos
of the 7 collapsing, it collapses in a manner that looks like it was brought down by a controlled demolition:

"For the third time today, it's reminiscent of those pictures we've all seen too much on television before when a building was deliberately destroyed by well placed dynamite to knock it down." - Dan Rather, CBS News (09/11/01) (hear audio)

The most revealing part of his admission is the word "pull" which is demolition lingo for "demolish" and to illustrate this, the term "pull" was used again in the same PBS video to describe the demolition of the WTC 6:

Construction worker: "Hello? Oh, we're getting ready to pull building six."

Luis Mendes, NYC official: "We had to be very careful how we demolished building six. We were worried about the building six coming down and then damaging the story walls, so we wanted that particular building to fall within a certain area." (See video)

Another crucial piece of evidence of a controlled demolition came when four WTC rescuers, who were interviewed by the WTC Task Force, reported that they were "waiting around" for WTC 7 to collapse and one rescuers even says he was told around 3 pm that the 7 was going to collapse:


"We ended up back up on Vesey Street and West Street and just hanging out until tower 7 came down. After tower 7 came down, we went right to work over at tower 7 to put the fires out." - New York Times

PARAMEDIC STEVEN PILLA, Interviewed 10/17/01

"Then it was about 5:00, because I was getting hungry... We didn't do any further because building number seven was coming down. That was another problem, to wait for building seven to come down, because that was unsecure. It was about 5:30 that building came down." - New York Times

LIEUTENANT WILLIAM RYAN, Interviewed 10/18/01

"At that time he said, "7 has got fire on several floors." Then we found out, I guess around 3:00 o'clock, that they thought 7 was going to collapse... So it took us a while and we ended up backing everybody out, and that's when 7 collapsed... Basically, we fell back for 7 to collapse..." - New York Times


"Once they got us back together and organized somewhat, they sent us back down to Vesey, where we stood and waited for Seven World Trade Center to come down." - New York Times

Upon collapsing, the WTC 7 imploded and neatly fell on it's own footprint, consistent with a controlled demolition:

"The debris generated by the collapse of WTC 7... The average debris field radius was approximately 70 feet... The collapse of WTC 7 had a small debris field as the facade was pulled downward, suggesting an internal failure and implosion." - FEMA (05/02)

"...when you need to bring down a massive structure, say a... skyscraper, you have to haul out the big guns. Explosive demolition is the preferred method for safely and efficiently demolishing larger structures. When a building is surrounded by other buildings, it may be necessary to "implode" the building, that is, make it collapse down into its footprint." -

Also, there was a near total black-out of media coverage on it's incredible and highly unusual collapse, consistent with a cover-up:

"Almost lost in the chaos of the collapse of the World Trade Center is a mystery that under normal circumstances would probably have captured the attention of the city and the world. That mystery is the collapse of a nearby 47-story...Building 7 didn't get much attention in the media." - New York Times (11/29/01)

Two months after the attacks, the official theory on what caused the WTC 7 to mysteriously collapse was a "fire," which would have made it the first high-rise building in history to collapse from a fire:

"7 World Trade Center, had suffered mightily from the fire, and had been wounded by beams falling off the towers. But experts said no building like it, a modern, steel-reinforced high-rise, had ever collapsed because of an uncontrolled fire." - Chicago Tribune (11/09/01)

However, the U.S. government's own investigation into the collapse couldn't conclusively prove the "fire" theory:

"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." - FEMA (05/02)

(For more info about the WTC 7 collapse, see: Was the WTC 7 pulled?)


Anonymous said...

If Silverstein meant that firemen should leave WTC-7 he would've said "pull out", or "pull back", not "pull it". (Also, reports indicate that there were no firemen in WTC-7 hours before the collapse.) Then, according to Silverstein, the firemen exited the building and it fell. Sure, all by itself. Right on cue. Of course.

Silverstein's slip-up reveals that WTC-7 was pre-wired with explosives for implosion. This proves Gov't foreknowledge & complicity in 9/11 because it takes weeks or months to plan & set-up such a demolition. This is a real smoking gun.

Lori Ann in L.A. said...

So, is the government saying that WTC 7 was "not" pulled? Are they telling us to believe that two fires inside of a behemoth like WTC 7 that wasn't even hit just collapsed? Pefectly? On it's footprint? lol

And with the Twin towers, common sense tells you that they would've just tipped at the top and not come down perfectly on their footprints. Thank the LORD this happened while we have internet access and can communicate all of this with one another. Now if the Lord will help us know what to do with all of the info.

Great blog btw!!!

I just got through listening to the audio interview of Charlie Sheen by Alex Jones. All I've heard is crickets concerning this interview among the controlled, Mass Media.

It's here:

Keep hammering WTC 7! and maybe NORAD standing down...there's so much about 9-11 that's rotten to the core.

Alex Jones is a great source and has produced several documentaries that anyone can see with only one $5.95(per mo.) membership.

sumy23 said...

The WTC 7 topic seems to be one of the strongest points. And yes, Alex Jones is the man. I kinda like it when he gets pissed and starts ranting.... it relieves some of my stress too somehow.
Lots of good info from him. I was suprised to hear my dad tell me he listens to him every day.

Sorry if this is off topic.

I've also been posting the thing about Bush saying he saw the first plane hit. I don't get a lot of replies back on that one since all of the sources come from websites the belivers trust.

"The first airplane hit the north tower at 8:46 a.m., as the president's motorcade crossed the John Ringling Causeway on the way to Booker Elementary from the Colony Beach & Tennis Resort on Longboat Key."

"Well, Jordan (ph), you're not going to believe what state I was in when I heard about the terrorist attack. I was in Florida. And my chief of staff, Andy Card -- actually I was in a classroom talking about a reading program that works. And I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower -- the TV was obviously on, and I use to fly myself, and I said, "There's one terrible pilot." And I said, "It must have been a horrible accident.""

"Anyway, I was sitting there, and my Chief of Staff -- well, first of all, when we walked into the classroom, I had seen this plane fly into the first building. There was a TV set on. And you know, I thought it was pilot error and I was amazed that anybody could make such a terrible mistake. And something was wrong with the plane, or -- anyway, I'm sitting there, listening to the briefing, and Andy Card came and said, "America is under attack.""