From Joshua Smith:
An acquaintance of mine is doing research into who was conducting the electrical work during Scott Forbes claim of the weekend "power down" where
"engineers" were running cabling through out the floors in the weekend prior to 9-11. His findings could be of interest or useful to other
I decided this morning to dig deep into who was conducting the electrical
work during Scott Forbes claim of the weekend "power down" where
"engineers" were running cabling through out the floors in the
weekend prior to 9-11. And in research into some theories that those
"engineers" may have been wiring explosives (and/or other
1. Cabling electrical upgrades at WTC: 1993 article claims upgrades will
be a ten year project.
"...the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, the WTC's
owner, has decided to revamp the system with an electrical upgrade that
will take an estimated 10 years and $81 million to complete. The project
will involve extensive use of copper cabling.
The first step in the upgrade program will be to replace aluminum cables
with copper cables from the complex's power distribution center to
the 41st floor. Four transformers will also be replaced with copper wound
Some 13,760 feet of copper cable will be installed in horizontal runs from
the primary distribution center to the buildings, while 8,800 feet of
high-voltage feeder cable will be installed in vertical risers. Copper was
selected for the mammoth project because it can handle the higher capacity
required, and can be installed easily into existing conduits.
Still, the project will not be a cakewalk, says Charles Semah, staff
services engineer at the WTC."
2. E-J Electric Installation, Inc. was the electric/fiber/security
contractor beginning in 1996 for the WTC.
E-J Electric Installation Co., the country's oldest independent
electrical contractor, won a $28 million contract in 1996 to tighten
security at the World Trade Center. The Long Island City, N.Y.-based
contractor installed 2 million feet of fiber-optic cable, hundreds of
security cameras, access control and 110 turnstiles, including systems
This design-build security project included: control access to sensitive
building areas, access controls to interior building areas, centralize
security monitoring and coordination, system redundancy using a Parking
Access Control system, CCTV system, Door Access Control system, Intrusion
Detection/Alarm system, lobby turnstiles & barriers, visitors desk
stations, digital badging, door locking, intercoms, and duress alarms. E-J
erected a primary Security Command Center and a backup Security Command
Center, Master Computer system as well as Redundant Computer systems
including a Communication Network utilizing 1,500,000 feet of fiber optic
cable and a backup electrical power supply system.
Side Note: We all know that Stratesec (formerly known as Securacom) also
had security contract for WTC from 1996-1998. The head of Securacom was
Wirt Walker. Marvin P. Bush, a younger brother of George W. Bush, was on
the board of directors of the company from 1993 to June 2000. (Overlap of
the two companies in question occurs within these years.)
3. E-J Electric Installation, Inc. had an office in Tower 2 and had nine
electricians on-site the day of 9/11.
Tony Mann (then president of E-J Electric): "Five minutes before it
happened, one of our foremen was on the 107th floor," Mann said.
"His radio wasn't working, so he came down and was walking
across the lobby when the first plane hit. He then ran down to the
basement to make sure all our people got out."
Note: Interesting that E-J had a man atop the Tower that morning before
the first strike and also had a team in the basement.
Published by Amy Florence Fischbach (CEE News Staff Writer) (September 20
4. Chairman and CEO of E-J Electric Installation, Inc. is J. Robert Mann,
J. Robert Mann, Jr. graduated Yale in 1951 and recipient of the Yale
Science and Engineering Association "Award for Meritorious Service to
Yale University", The Yale Medal, Yale's highest award to honor
outstanding individual service to the University.
5. Maragaret Mann (grand-daughter I believe of J. Robert Mann, Jr.)
marries Ted Allan Berenblum.
Margaret Mann's father is President of E-J Electric Installation
Company. Ted's father is Marvin Berenblum of Greenwhich Conneticut.
Both Margaret and Ted graduated from Yale.
6. Ted's father Marvin Berenblum was Yale Class of 56 and is now
President of the YGCA (Yale Glee Club Associates)
Sidenote: Marvin and Susan Berenblum 's son Bret Goldberg is former
Israeli army Arabic translator.
See PDF (Page 2):
(Photo of Berenblum and wife here also)
Sidenote: at the ADL awards benefit from this article Congressman
Christopher Shays (R-CT) was also given an award. Chistopher Shays is a
ranking member of the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign
Affairs and member of the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information
Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment.
"On the front lines of the war on terror well before September 11,
2001, Christopher is considered an expert on terrorism issues. He chaired
20 hearings on the terrorism threat before the attack on the twin towers
and Pentagon and continues aggressive oversight of the nation's
military, intelligence and homeland security operations, to ensure we are
working hard to prevent and prepare for future attacks."
7. YGCA (Yale Glee Club Associates) was founded by Prescott Bush in 1937.
8. Prescott Bush was former President of the Yale Glee Club