For those who still question what Larry Silverstein meant when he said "pull it" when talking about the collapse of the WTC 7, Jeff from PumpItOut.com called demolition experts Controlled Demolition, Inc (CDI) and asked them what "pull it" means in demolition terms. This is what CDI told him:
Female receptionist: Good afternoon, Loizeaux Company.
Jeff: Um, sorry, do I -- is this Controlled Demolitions?
CDI: Yes it is.
Jeff: Ok, I was wondering if there was someone I could talk to briefly -- just ask a question I had?
CDI: Well what kind of question?
Jeff: Well I just wanted to know what a term meant in demolition terms.
CDI: Ok, what type of term?
Jeff: Well, if you were in the demolition business and you said the, the term "pull it," I was wondering what exactly that would mean?
CDI: "Pull it"?
CDI: Hmm? Hold on a minute.
Jeff: Thank you.
CDI: "Pull it" is when they actually pull it down.
Jeff: Oh, well thank you very much for your time.
(Remember that Controlled Demolitions, Inc was hired to help with the clean up at ground zero.)
The definition of "pull down":
Again, here's the WTC owner Larry Silverstein's comment about the collapse of the WTC 7:
"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."
The WTC 7 imploding (notice its penthouse on the top left collapses in half and disappears into the building first):
Reporter: "...that building number 7 was going to collapse.
That appears to be what has happened now."
Hats off to Jeff from PumpItOut.com for taking the initiative to call CDI and reaffirming from the demolition experts themselves what the true meaning of the phrase "pull it" means; demolish!