October 24, 2006

GZ Rescuer: ‘WTC 7 about to blow up’

(Updated: 10/29/06)

In one of the most clear-cut examples so far that the WTC 7 was pulled comes from a video clip showing a couple of Ground Zero rescuers overheard talking about what is about to happen to the building.

In the first video, two faint explosions* are heard as a group of rescuers are seen walking away from the area (these two faint explosions sound just like these two loud explosions* in this video clip taken at Ground Zero on 9/11). The group of rescue workers in the first video are then heard saying this about the WTC 7 after hearing these two faint explosions:

(video @ :05)

Rescuer 1: "It's blowin' boy. Did you hear that?"

Rescuer 2: "Keep your eye on that building, it will be coming down soon."

The second clip shows a rescuer warning everybody to get back because:

(video @ :11)

Rescuer 3: "The building is about to blow up. Move it back!"

"We are walking back. There's a building about to blow up. There's flame and debris coming down."

After the WTC 7 collapses, a group of rescuers are standing around looking at it saying:

(video @ 2:42)

Rescuer 4: "It's gone man!"

Rescuer 5: "Seven came down?"

So what else could it mean by those obvious sounds of explosives going off and these rescuers then saying that the WTC 7 is “blowin” and was going to be “coming down soon” and is about to “blow up” while telling people to move away from the area other then the Seven was about to be brought down by a controlled demolition?

Also, listen to this account by a NYU medical student who was watching the WTC 7 before it collapsed:

(video @ 1:22)

Reporter: “I'm here with an emergency worker. He's a first year NYU medical student. He was down there; he was trying to help people. His name is Darryl.”

Darryl: "Yeah I was just standing there, ya know... we were watching the building [WTC 7] 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." - 1010 WINS NYC News Radio (09/11/01)

So this med student most likely hears the explosions going off as heard in the above two videos, sees a shockwave ripple through the WTC 7, its windows bust out, then sees its bottom floor cave out followed by the rest of the building. Sounds like he described seeing a demolition of a building, not a building collapsing from "fire".

Let's review the evidence so far that the WTC 7 was pulled:

1) A group of Ground Zero rescuers are over-heard saying the WTC 7 is "blowin'" and will be coming down soon after hearing some explosions* going off which sound like the same expolsions* heard much louder in this video.

2) A Ground Zero rescuer is over-heard saying the WTC 7 is about to blow up while moving people out of the area.

3) A NYU med student was watching the WTC 7 on fire and here’s a clap of thunder, sees a shockwave rippling through the building, saw windows from it bust out, then sees the bottom floor cave out followed by the rest of the building.

4) The collapse of the WTC 7 fell like a classic implosion:

5) On the roof of the WTC 7, the east mechanical penthouse implodes first into the middle of the building before the main structure collapses:

6) The collapse emits a billowing cloud of dust which is one of the most identifiable characteristics of a successful demolition.

7) If the official theory is true, then the WTC 7 will have become the first large steel building to have ever collapsed because of an uncontrolled fire.

8) The owner of the building, Larry Silverstein, blurted out in a PBS documentary to “pull it” and then mentioned those he said that to made the decision to “pull” and then they all watched the building collapse.

9) A FEMA reports concluded that the specifics of the fires in WTC 7 and how they caused the building to collapse remain unknown at this time, the best hypothesis has only a low probability of occurrence, further research, investigation, and analyses are needed, and that the collapse of the Seven had a small debris field as the facade was pulled downward, suggesting an internal failure and implosion which is concurred by the NIST.

10) Multiple Ground Zero rescuers being interviewed report being told the following about the WTC 7:

  • around 3 p.m. it was going to collapse
  • a collapse zone was made around the area
  • waiting for it to come down

Possible motives for demolishing the WTC 7, evidence of a cover-up, and who could have done it:

1) There was a near black-out in the media of its suspicious collapse and the engineering community was stumped as to why it collapsed.

2) WTC 7 debris was removed without investigators having the chance to examine the wreckage at the scene to help determine the cause of failure.

3) A secret CIA office was in the WTC 7 that engaged in counterterrorist and counterintelligence operations.

4) The Securities and Exchange Commission in the WTC 7 lost more critical documents than any other financial institution at the WTC, including hundreds of cases of files in which one executive whose company was under investigation mentioned that they got a “lucky break” when their case files were destroyed in the Seven’s collapse.

5) Other offices in the WTC 7 were occupied by the Department of Defense, IRS, Mayor's Office of Emergency Mgmt, and the U.S. Secret Service.

6) WTC 7 owner Larry Silverstein, who leased the rest of the WTC six weeks before 9/11 for $3.2 billion and sued his insurers of his complex for $7.2 billion and who’s life was spared at the WTC on 9/11 because he had a doctor’s appointment, received $861 million for the Seven’s collapse in which debt owed on it was only $383 million.

7) Some alleged 9/11 hijackers and their associated had accounts at a foreign branch of Standard Chartered Bank who occupied a large part of the WTC 7.

8) Demolition experts Controlled Demolition, Inc., who holds the world record for the tallest structural steel building ever imploded, was hired to help “clean up” at Ground Zero and have said the word “pull” in demolition terms mean pull it down.

(*Explosions heard are either two back-to-back explosions, or an immediate echo of the first explosion.)


swerve23 said...

One thing that still seems strange to me is that by 2pm it was commonly assumed by many of the firefighters that wtc7 was coming down. For example from this interview with deputy chief Peter Hayden:

"Firehouse: Other people tell me that there were a lot of firefighters in the street who were visible, and they put out traffic cones to mark them off?
Hayden: Yeah. There was enough there and we were marking off. There were a lot of damaged apparatus there that were covered. We tried to get searches in those areas. By now, this is going on into the afternoon, and we were concerned about additional collapse, not only of the Marriott, because there was a good portion of the Marriott still standing, but also we were pretty sure that 7 World Trade Center would collapse. Early on, we saw a bulge in the southwest corner between floors 10 and 13, and we had put a transit on that and we were pretty sure she was going to collapse. You actually could see there was a visible bulge, it ran up about three floors. It came down about 5 oclock in the afternoon, but by about 2 oclock in the afternoon we realized this thing was going to collapse.

Firehouse: Was there heavy fire in there right away?
Hayden: No, not right away, and that�s probably why it stood for so long because it took a while for that fire to develop. It was a heavy body of fire in there and then we didn�t make any attempt to fight it. That was just one of those wars we were just going to lose. We were concerned about the collapse of a 47-story building there. We were worried about additional collapse there of what was remaining standing of the towers and the Marriott, so we started pulling the people back after a couple of hours of surface removal and searches along the surface of the debris. We started to pull guys back because we were concerned for their safety. "
(italics added)


How did these guys come to this conclusion if no other steel framed building had ever collapsed from fire damage alone? (and at this point in the day, I think everyone still thought WTC1&2 collapsed because of plane damage)

Also, in response to your article, I think the rescuers you quote ("It will be coming down soon" "The building's about to blow up") are making these assumptions because they are in the loop of the fire chiefs assessment that wtc7 is coming down, and they know about the subsequent evacuation of the building and the creation of a collapse zone.

Again from the same interview:

"Firehouse: Chief Nigro said they made a collapse zone and wanted everybody away from number 7� did you have to get all of those people out?
Hayden: Yeah, we had to pull everybody back. It was very difficult. We had to be very forceful in getting the guys out. They didn�t want to come out. There were guys going into areas that I wasn't even really comfortable with, because of the possibility of secondary collapses. We didn't know how stable any of this area was. We pulled everybody back probably by 3 or 3:30 in the afternoon. We said, this building is going to come down, get back. It came down about 5 oclock or so, but we had everybody backed away by then." (italics added)

So if the collapse was a controlled demolition, how did all these people know to xpect a collapse? Were they somehow tipped off? Or were they expecting some kind of structural failure like a partial collapse of a side of the building?

Spooked said...

One idea I like is that the demolition of WTC7, which would be officially blamed on fire, would be the "alibi" for the demolition of WTC1 and 2, as well destroy various and sundry evidence.