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Originally posted by Akareyon
I bet $ 1 someone will come and debunk this by telling you that a car was burning at the base of the towers :-)
Originally posted by mbkennel
Natural gas lines were cut too.
Originally posted by esdad71
Some good stories and eyewitness accoutns that may help...
Mr. Pilipiak says he believes that Mr. Ortiz headed up the stairs, toward the 90th floor. None of the transcripts released yesterday show any messages from Mr. Ortiz, but they are clearly incomplete.
Mr. De Martini was next heard from about a half-hour after the plane hit, perhaps 10 minutes after the people on the 89th floor were freed. He does not identify himself by name, but by his job title, construction manager.
"Construction manager to base, be advised that the express elevators are in danger of collapse. Do you read?"
Only his end of the conversation is recorded. A few minutes later, he returns with another message: "Relay, that, Chris, to the firemen that the elevators — "
There is an interruption in the transmission.
"Express elevators are going to collapse."
He did not give his location, but Gerry Drohan, a colleague who was outside the building, said he also had a radio conversation with Mr. De Martini about the conditions on the 78th floor. Mr. De Martini wanted structural engineers brought up to the floor to look at steel, Mr. Drohan said, but police officers would not let them back into the building.
Mr. Drohan said that Mr. De Martini had asked him to pass his two-way radio to a police official in an attempt to persuade him, but that he was unsuccessful.
None of these conversations appear on the transcripts.