At times when the true facts can not be ascertained or are argued strongly on both sides the testimony of an expert brings a lot of clarity.
We all know experts - you know those people who spend every waking moment studying the same subject, work in the field, teach others, and make their
livelihood pursuing perfect knowledge of that one love; Thomas Sullivan is this kind of expert.
Tom Sullivan has always loved demolition. He was an independant photographer of controlled destruction sites just so he could be close, he was
familiar with the Loizeauxs family (Founders of CDI Corporation demolition experts) since high school and went on to work full-time for them placing
"cutter charge" explosives, doing photography, and performing marketing for the industry.
[proof of his employment is covered in the article but per Article Note 2
Sullivan asked his CDI badge not be copied so it's not being
included here; please feel free to see the picture in the link.]
[Newspaper] Sullivan noted for his significant contribution in the controlled implosion of the Seattle King Dome.
Much of the information in this thread is from the AE911truth.org article Explosive Evidence at WTC Cited by Former CDI Employee. Sullivan wants to be
clear that he speaks for himself and not CDI Corporation ("I do not in anyway represent CDI and what I have to say is based on my own experience and
CDI (founded in 1950, public in 1967) is truly the founder of the controlled demolition industry and, as Sullivan says, "There is no school that will
teach you this, just hands on hard work" and he did his share! Working sunrise to sunset setting charges, taking pictures, and traveling around the
world teaching people the art of Controlled Demolition (CD). If there's a person to ask about a controlled demolition it's Tom Sullivan.
Sullivan watched the news on 9/11, like most us did, and his
first thought was "that the destruction of World Trade Center Building 7 on 9/11
was a classic controlled implosion."
He went on to say it wouldn't be a problem [to implode a building like that] and has done many himself; "a team of expert loaders would have hidden
access to the core columns and beams. The rest can be accomplished with just the right kind of explosives for the job. Thermite can be used as
Thermite self-consuming cutter charges have been around since the 1980s (patented in 1984 according to AE911Truth article). Remote detonators are
simple to use and can easily be seen in most action films. The thermite detonators are used by the military or for high-budget implosions/explosions
but are not normally used for demolition due to the higher cost to get the same result.
The article covered a few questions concerning the possibility of a controlled implosion of Building 7. Wouldn't windows be blown out for blocks due
to the large, and loud, explosion? Sullivan says "with any implosion there is never just one big explosion but rather waves of smaller explosions --
not unlike the percussion section in a symphony" he also states "we are not talking about setting off a bomb here. The amount and type of explosives
is an art and collateral damage can often be completely avoided."
We asked Tom Sullivan,THE
expert, to give his statement on how World Trade Center Building 7 fell... "I knew it was an explosive event
as soon as I saw it, there was no question in my mind... I mean, come on, it was complete destruction. I've seen buildings fall like that for
This from a man who has spent his life watching, photographing, causing, teaching, and living the art of controlled demolition.