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This is a message from Chief of Department (ret.) Daniel Nigro, addressing the conspiracy theories surrounding the collapse of WTC7. Thank you very much for this statement, Mr. Nigro. The work you and your colleagues did will never be forgotten.
Release date: September 23, 2007
Regarding WTC 7: The long-awaited US Government NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) report on the collapse of WTC 7 is due to be published at the end of this year (although it has been delayed already a few times [ adding fuel to the conspiracy theorists fires!]). That report should explain the cause and mechanics of the collapse in great detail. Early on the afternoon of September 11th 2001, following the collapse of WTC 1 & 2, I feared a collapse of WTC 7 (as did many on my staff).
The reasons are as follows:
1 - Although prior to that day high-rise structures had never collapsed, The collapse of WTC 1 & 2 showed that certain high-rise structures subjected to damage from impact and from fire will collapse.
2. The collapse of WTC 1 damaged portions of the lower floors of WTC 7.
3. WTC 7, we knew, was built on a small number of large columns providing an open Atrium on the lower levels.
4. numerous fires on many floors of WTC 7 burned without sufficient water supply to attack them.
For these reasons I made the decision (without consulting the owner, the mayor or anyone else - as ranking fire officer, that decision was my responsibility) to clear a collapse zone surrounding the building and to stop all activity within that zone. Approximately three hours after that order was given, WTC 7 collapsed.
Conspiracy theories abound and I believe firmly that all of them are without merit.
Excerpt: Summary of World Trade Center Building 7 Emergency Response
• The building had sustained damage from debris falling into the building, and they were not sure about the structural stability of the building.
• The building had large fires burning on at least six floors. Any one of these six fires would have been considered a large incident during normal FDNY operations.
• There was no water immediately available for fighting the fires.
• They didn’t have equipment, hose, standpipe kits, tools, and enough handie talkies for con-ducting operations inside the building.
At approximately, 2:30 p.m., FDNY officers decided to completely abandon WTC 7, and the final order was given to evacuate the site around the building. The order terminated the ongo-ing rescue operations at WTC 6 and on the rubble pile of WTC 1. Firefighters and other emer-gency responders were withdrawn from the WTC 7 area, and the building continued to burn. At approximately 5:20 p.m., some three hours after WTC 7 was abandoned the building expe-rienced a catastrophic failure and collapsed.
Captain Michael Currid, the president of the Uniformed Fire Officers Association, said that some time after the collapse of the Twin Towers, “Someone from the city's Office of Emergency Management” told him that building 7 was “basically a lost cause and we should not lose anyone else trying to save it," after which the firefighters in the building were told to get out (Murphy, Dean E., 2002. September 11: An Oral History. New York: Doubleday pp. 175-76)
We made searches. We attempted to put some of the fire out, but we had a pressure problem. I forget the name of the Deputy. Some Deputy arrived at the scene and thought that the building was too dangerous to continue with operations, so we evacuated number 7 World Trade Center. –Captain Anthony Varriale
But it would literally require THOUSANDS of people to be working on trying to pull off something so uber-complicated as faking a terrorist attack.
All that preparation would require a substantial amount of people to set it all up.
This isnt something 10 or 100 people would be able to do, but a few thousand to cover all the aspects required to pull this off.
This is what you are supporting when you make the innuendos that our govt is secretly responsible for 9/11, planning it, executing it, etc.
Gross incompetence is far more pervasive than you would think.
Of course they are going to cover their ass and stonewall and everything to divert the fact that they got caught with their pants don because a few people screwed up BIG TIME due to incompetence, red tape, competition and infighting amongst the intel agencies and security agencies.
Your claims of wanting a "new investigation" are suspicious. I have a gut feeling that even if there was a "new investigation" and it turns out that I was right about the negligence and incompetence of the higher ups, and they get punished, you and the TM will not be satisfied.
To the TM, they want the truth of what happened to be the govt
WTC 7: A short computation
Kenneth L. Kuttler
Professor of Mathematics
Brigham Young University
Provo, Utah 84602
I provide a short computation, focused on World Trade Center building 7. Based on very favorable
assumptions for achieving a fast fall, including ignoring resistance due to intact steel columns, I could only get
the building to fall in about 8.3 seconds, whereas the observed roof-fall time is approximately 6.5 seconds.
The problem is the large number of floors and conservation of momentum in a collision. Some of the “official”
explanations about progressive collapse are evocative but they do not explain the difficulty in the rapid fall of
the building along with what is evidently taking place when the video of the falling building is observed.
Explosives Found in
World Trade Center Dust
Scientists Discover Both Residues
And Unignited Fragments
Of Nano-Engineered Thermitic Pyrotechnics
In Debris From the Twin Towers
Environmental anomalies at the World Trade Center: evidence
for energetic materials
This overview of witness accounts shows that the evacuation of the area surrounding WTC 7 started sometime around 4 PM, and was completed only a few minutes before the 5:20 collapse. The warnings of the collapse, which are recalled in dozens of accounts by emergency responders, show a striking consistency of conviction that the collapse would occur.
Premature Announcements on Television Broadcasts
These premature reports were uncovered in the wake of the publication of URLS of a vast archive of television footage.
The following pages contain partial transcripts of these premature reports.
• BBC premature announcement of WTC 7's collapse
• CNN premature announcement of WTC 7's collapse
Vast Archive of Footage
The premature announcements of the collapse of WTC by television networks went unnoticed until researchers discovered a vast archive of television broadcast footage from the day of the attack. On February 22, 2007, a post on 911Blogger.com listed the URLs on Archive.org of 417 mpeg recordings capturing about 60 hours broadcast coverage starting on the morning of 9/11/01 from each of six different television stations. Each of the high-quality recordings covering about 41 minutes of broadcast.
WTC 7 Collapse Foreknowledge
Reports of Foreknowledge of the Collapse of Building 7 in the Oral Histories
The oral histories released on August 12, 2005 contain many reports of warnings of the collapse of WTC Building 7 at various times during the day. Most of the warnings were from after about 4 PM.
Joseph Cahill -- Paramedic (E.M.S.)
The reason we were given for why we were moving was that 7 World Trade Center was going to collapse or was at risk of collapsing. So we must have been somewhere in this area where we would have had a problem with that. But I honestly don't remember.
They wanted us to move the treatment sector because of 7 World Trade Center was imminently to collapse, which, of course, it did.
Interview, 10/15/2001, New York Times
Tiernach Cassidy -- Firefighter (F.D.N.Y.), Engine 3
Then, like I said, building seven was in eminent collapse. They blew the horns. They said everyone clear the area until we got that last civilian out. We tried to give another quick search while we could, but then they wouldn't let us stay anymore. So we cleared the area. ... So yeah, then we just stayed on Vesey until building seven came down.
Interview, 12/30/2001, New York Times
Pete Castellano -- Firefighter (F.D.N.Y.), Ladder 149
We were ordered down from the tower ladder because of a possible collapse at Tower 7.
Interview, 12/28/2001, New York Times
Jason Charles -- E.M.T. (E.M.S.), Battalion 13
So we started heading over to where Building 7 was at and they were like Building 7 is going to collapse, you can't go over there, this and that, and there was another building that they thought was going to collapse that was like right behind the triage center, the building that we were in.
Interview, 1/23/2002, New York Times
False Flag Terrorism
As for the "cut angled beams" they were done so during cleanup! You can see it here:
From 1:33 onward, the gentleman points to the cuts they made during the clean up. He even states that they were getting ready to take the last three of the "candelsticks" down, pointing to the three still standing.
Originally posted by 7minds
Since no one can explain how the towers fell, the original story still stands. The issue is that modern physics can't explain how the towers fell, because modern physics is FLAWED. Why use explosives, when you only need to tell 100 grams of thermite-bound-steel to expand to get the same result. Modern physics can't explain how this would happen, so these facts would fall apart in a court of law. Unless Hutchison wants to testify about the tech, but I doubt he is considered credible.
My problem is who is this person?
Who is the man that claims he made the cut?
Why is he so clean?
We do not see anyone cutting anything in this video.
The only thing you have, is a man states he made some cuts?
How do we know this man isn’t an FBI agent posing as a clean up crew to fool us, or to try to explain on a U2 video to why all these steel beams might have been cut from the demolition, and people were probably asking questions to why.
Originally posted by Alxandro
Looks like they might now start playing the HAARP just for Japan.
Originally posted by chorizo4
reply to post by impressme
By now they have spent most of the money. Too late! Complain earlier. You took the money, walk away and shut your mouths.