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originally posted by: jimmybob
The Port Authority had even applied to have it demolished several times but was denied due to the asbestos risks and costs in the hundreds of millions.
In early 2000 the towers were condemned due to asbestos health issues
In early 2000 the towers were condemned due to asbestos health issues before Silverstein leased them. The insurance was doubled and a new terrorist clause insurance was added.
Insurance was doubled?? Silverstein wanted to insurance each building for 1 Billion, Investors wanted 7 billion total
settled on 3.55 billion for entire complex. Strange wanting to insure buildings for LESSS......
The FBI's speedy retrieval of the tapes is corroborated by several witnesses, among them Jose Velasquez, a gas-station supervisor whose security cameras allegedly recorded the moment of impact when Flight 77 hit the Pentagon. "Within minutes, the FBI was there and took the film," Velasquez told the "Richmond Times Dispatch."
Is it a urban legend or real?
originally posted by: jabbathehut
Is it a urban legend or real?
Seems to me if that video exists,
The tapes have been released, why claim the FBI are holding them? Why did you expect the cameras would be filming another building?
These photos show that the Citgo Station provided an excellent unobstructed view of the Pentagon crash site. Velasquez says the gas station's security cameras are close enough to the Pentagon to have recorded the moment of impact. "I've never seen what the pictures looked like," he said. "The FBI was here within minutes and took the film."
Peter gets the LAST WORD: I am sure that you (FBI searcher) are aware that FOIA exemption (b)(7)(A) which applies to law enforcement records requires a showing that the production of such records or information could reasonably be expected to interfere with enforcement proceedings. The two CCTV videos purportedly show what several witnesses have publicly stated they observed: Flight 77 crashing into the Pentagon on 9-11-01. As I stated in the appeal of my initial request, the debate over what hit the Pentagon has thrived due to the apparent contradiction between the eyewitness and physical evidence. Whereas a large body of reports of eyewitness accounts strongly supports that a twin-engine jetliner (Flight 77) swooped in at a very low altitude and exploded at or in front of the Pentagon, photographs of the facade and lawn show an absence of aircraft debris or a pattern of damage consistent with such an aircraft. The resulting evidence vacuum has created the conditions for a protracted controversy about what hit the Pentagon. The lack of evidence of large aircraft debris in post-crash photographs of the Pentagon's exterior, combined with the refusal of officials to produce evidence supporting the official story, has led many skeptics to believe that the damage was caused by something other than a jetliner hitting the building. Further, there is neither video footage nor any photographic evidence in the public domain showing a jetliner approaching or crashing into the Pentagon. Not only has the government refused to release footage that would clearly show how the Pentagon was attacked, it has also seized footage not belonging to the military. The FBI reportedly confiscated video recordings from three locations shortly after the attack (Sheraton National Hotel, NEXCOMM/CITGO gas station, and the Virginia Department of Transportation). The FBI has, in its latest response admitted possessing at least two of these CCTV videos. These two recordings could provide decisive evidence about the crash and end the controversy. All the perpetrators who directly participated in the hijacking of the jetliners and the subsequent attacks are dead. Even assuming that the FBI is conducting an ongoing investigation, the release of the two CCTV videos would in no way jeopardize, compromise, or hinder that investigation since the videos merely show what everyone already is aware of ? Flight 77 crashing into the Pentagon.
However, the FBI claims those stills were 'leaked' by the Pentagon and NOT officially released. Therefore, the FBI doesn't considered them to exist! In the Sneak Preview - 911 Pentagon Tapes article, a helicopter was prominent in the 'leaked' stills. Its function was to remote control the aircraft at the construction entrance located at ground level to make it appear the plane actually penetrated the Pentagon:
The renovated Pentagon section that was targeted had special steel, kevlar reinforced masonry walls and 'blastproof' windows. Jack Singleton explains how the aircraft got partially into the Pentagon: "Where the plane came in was really at the CONSTRUCTION ENTRANCE," says Jack Singleton, president of Singleton Electric Co. Inc., Gaithersburg MD, the Wedge One electrical subcontractor. "The plane's left wing actually came in near the ground and the right wing was tilted up in the air. That right wing went directly over our trailer, so if that wing had not tilted up, it would have hit the trailer. My foreman, Mickey Bell, had just walked out of the trailer and was walking toward the construction entrance."
originally posted by: Doctor Smith
These photos show that the Citgo Station provided an excellent unobstructed view of the Pentagon crash site.
a reply to: hellobruce
Once again, just why do you think Citgo would have a camera pointed at another building?
originally posted by: Doctor Smith
They always have them pointed out towards the gas pumps and parking lot to catch vandals and to see what they drove in on.
First you say they released the video but they haven't.
Again. Why do you think the witness thinks the impact could be seen on the film if the camera was pointed any other way?
Why wouldn't the authorities release it if they have nothing to hide?
Picture of area construction before impact. How did they know to hit exactly there?
Conspiracy types like to state that striking newly renovated section of Pentagon was part of plan, in next breath will state that the hijackers could not fly well enough to hit the building !
Why don't you do some research, and you would realise it has been released.... and posted in this thread!