posted on May, 11 2005 @ 10:13 PM
I have just listened to this mp3 about twenty times through, and have composed my own transcript.
Here is what I think it says:
"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."
When he says the word "then" close to the end, there seems to be an accidental "s" pronounced at the beginning of the word, as in "and sthen"
My husband thought that sounded like "instead" too, until I played it over a few more times, so I can see where you got that, but I'm pretty sure
[edit to correct spelling DOH!]
[edit on 11/5/05 by Roadscholar]