“The World Trade Center complex came under the control of a private owner for the first time only in mid-2001, having been built and managed by the Port Authority as a public resource. The complex was leased to a partnership of Silverstein Properties and Westfield America. 1 2 The new controllers acquired a handsome insurance policy for the complex including a clause that would prove extremely valuable: in the event of a terrorist attack, the partnership could collect the insured value of the property, and be released from their obligations under the 99-year lease.”
“On April 26 of 2001 the Board of Commissioners for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey awarded Silverstein Properties and mall-owner Westfield America a 99-year-lease on the following assets: The Twin Towers, World Trade Center Buildings 4 and 5, two 9-story office buildings, and 400,000 square feet of retail space.
The partners’ winning bid was $3.2 billion for holdings estimated to be worth more than $8 billion. JP Morgan Chase, a prestigious investment-bank that’s the flagship firm of its kind for Rockefeller family interests, advised the Port Authority, another body long influenced by banker and builder David Rockefeller, his age then 85, in the negotiations.
The lead partner and spokesperson for the winning bidders, Larry Silverstein, age 70, already controlled more than 8 million square feet of New York City real estate. WTC 7 and the nearby Equitable Building were prime among these prior holdings. Larry Silverstein also owned Runway 69, a nightclub in Queens that was alleged 9 years ago to be laundering money made through sales of Laotian heroin.”
For more information on Larry Silverstein, click this link below.
Verdict in 9/11 insurance battle
“Larry Silverstein signed the lease just six weeks before the WTC’s twin towers were brought to the ground by terrorists in the September 11, 2001, attacks.”
“The owner, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which just leased the WTC complex to Silverstein Properties, New York City, set up a command center across the Hudson River in Jersey City, N.J., trying to locate its employees, who were on floors 63 to 85 in the north tower. Additionally, in the hours after the attack, the port authority located temporary quarters at sites at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens; at the Teleport on Staten Island; and in Newark, N.J.”
“Meanwhile, Jim Rossberg, director of the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers, is organizing two forensic teams, one for the WTC and the other for the Pentagon.”
“During the 1990s, New York was suffering from the effects of the 1987 stock market crash, which led to high vacancy rates at the World Trade Center. George Pataki became Governor of New York in 1995 on a campaign of cutting costs, including privatizing the World Trade Center. A sale of the property was considered too complex, so it was decided by the Port Authority to open a 99-year lease to competitive bidding.”
Once in charge of keeping the World Trade Center safe, security expert remains troubled by past demons
“George Tabeek, the Port Authority’s second in command for security at the World Trade Center 10 years ago,…”
Douglas G. Karpiloff: Security and Sweetness
“After the World Trade Center was bombed in 1993, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey made Douglas G. Karpiloff the director of security and life safety for the center. He installed an array of protective Systems, including huge concrete planters around the towers, a strict set of building passes and an Identification and tracking system for vehicles entering the basement.”
Balancing Security and Openness
Nov 30, 1999 http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Opennes
Karpiloff explains WTC security (0:50)
Lessons from the World Trade Center for Open Space Planning Generally and Boston’s Big Dig
DID THE PORT AUTHORITY REQUEST DEMOLITION OF THE TOWERS BEFORE 9/11?
Four-minute Speech on 9/11 by JulesGP, Col Flagg, BrianM
“The twin towers had become aging dinosaurs, condemned structures and financial liabilities for their owner, the New York Port Authority. They were full of asbestos and antiquated beyond renovation. In the late ’90’s, the city of Manhattan mandated asbestos abatement in all buildings. It would cost over 2 billion $ to have the toxic asbestos removed from the twin towers. The New York Port Authority tried on three occasions to obtain a permit to have them demolished but was denied each time.”
Ground Zero Worker and 9/11 Hero Dying of Cancer From Toxins at WTC
“In fact, it was well-known by the city of New York that the WTC was an asbestos bombshell. For years, the Port Authority treated the building like an aging dinosaur, attempting on several occasions to get permits to demolish the building for liability reasons, but being turned down due the known asbestos problem.”
WTC 1 TENANT FLOOR PLAN (download file)
WTC2 TENANT FLOOR PLAN (download file)
The Port Authority of NY & NJ releases complete list of World Trade Center Tenants (1971 to 9/11 ) under FOIA request:
Tenants and lease holders for each building at Ground Zero:
Companies in the Twin Towers: Before and after
“Here are the major businesses in the World Trade Center towers during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. Almost a decade later Fortune tracked where the companies or divisions relocated-and how many employees now work at those offices.”
Demolition Access To The WTC Towers: Part One – Tenants
What Entities Occupied the World Trade Center Buildings
WTC TENANTS CHART
Towers’ Destruction ‘Solved’ Asbestos Problem
Asbestos and the World Trade Center
“Asbestos fireproofing materials from 20 stories of the towers came showering down on New York City. According to reports from the EPA, the implosion from the towers “pulverized asbestos to ultra-fine particles.”
Insurance Company Denies 9/11 Asbestos Claims
“An insurance company that covered the construction of the World Trade Center is claiming it has no responsibility to pay out asbestos claims to victims who were diagnosed with illnesses such as mesothelioma in the wake of the 9/11 attacks that destroyed the buildings.”
Fallout: 9/11 and the Risk of Ground Zero
Losing Money at the WTC? (9/11 myths)
THE ASBESTOS RIP-OFF (1989)
“For example, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is expecting to pay about $1 billion for the abatement of just the World Trade Center and LaGuardia Airport. (New York City law requires abatement if renovation work is being done, as it is at these buildings.) A report by the Assembly Office of Research in California said that the total cost of removing asbestos from all asbestos-containing buildings in that moderate weather state could be $20 billion.”
The Trouble with WTC Asbestos
Just how much Asbestos was in the Towers? (Asbestos flyer)
Asbestos Could Have Saved WTC Lives
“Asbestos fibers in the air and rubble following the collapse of the World Trade Center is adding to fears in the aftermath of Tuesday’s terrorist attack. The true tragedy in the asbestos story, though, is the lives that might have been saved but for 1970s-era hysteria about asbestos.
Until 30 years ago, asbestos was added to flame-retardant sprays used to insulate steel building materials, particularly floor supports. The insulation was intended to delay the steel from melting in the case of fire by up to four hours.
In the case of the World Trade Center, emergency plans called for this four-hour window to be used to evacuate the building while helicopters sprayed to put out the fire and evacuated persons from the roof.”
“Levine’s company, Asbestospray, was familiar with the World Trade Center construction, but failed to get the contract for spraying insulation in the World Trade Center. Levine frequently would say that “if a fire breaks out above the 64th floor, that building will fall down.”
Does anyone recall helicopters trying to put the fires out….. or helicopters saving anyone from the WTC roof. No? Me neither! Oh yeah, and I’m sure Levine wouldn’t lie for a multi million dollar contract!
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS OF A DISASTER
“Deutch says that originally, the north tower contained asbestos in its cementitious fireproofing as did the first 30 stories of the south tower. He believes the asbestos, which had been encapsulated, was removed after the 1993 bombing. In a press conference, Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani said the city’s health department had tested the air in the area and found no undue amount of chemical agents.”
Why would Larry Silverstein lease buildings that he knew he would have to pay billions for asbestos abatement?
Ace Elevator Company, with little if any experience, got the world’d biggest elevator contract away from the most experienced company, Otis Elevator (which invented the elevator in 1853) in 1994 and worked in the shafts until 9/11/2001. Ace Elevator was never investigated or even mentioned in the 567 page 9/11 Commission Report, nor the NIST reports for WTC 1 & 2, and WTC 7. Ace went bankrupt and disappeared after 9/11. The WTC / Silverstein was virtually their only client.
Six months prior to 9/11, Elevator World magazine reported that ACE Elevator conducted “one of the largest, most sophisticated elevator modernization programs in the industry’s history.” A big job to cover for another big job.
“The company went bankrupt afterward, perhaps due to being a front from the start, and the owner Ron Baamonde strikes me as a candidate for investigation into organized crime due to his few political contributions.” Kevin Ryan
“ACE was doing work on the elevators so they should be investigated. And the mechanics were widely reported to have fled the scene (like EJ Electric’s employees did) when in most cases elevator mechanics are expected to stay and help rescue people trapped in the elevators.
The company went bankrupt afterward, perhaps due to being a front from the start, and the owner Ron Baamonde strikes me as a candidate for investigation into organized crime due to his few political contributions.
Ultimately we’re looking for the people who ordered the rigging of explosives in the WTC, not as much the people who actually did the rigging. It’s like the war crimes in the Middle East in that the sargeant who gleefully tortured people at Abu Ghraib is not who we want to find. We’re looking for those who set up the program.”
Kevin Ryan on Sun, 05/15/2011
A.C.E. Elevator Company Files For Bankruptcy (No Record of ACE filing suits against Silverstein for pay–event though he was fully insured)
WTC Elevator an Incinerator, says FDNY 9/11 Survivor
9/11 Elevator Access
9/11 Report Omissions – PDF Search Terms
NIST FOIA: Fireproofing Condition of the Floor Bar Joists, 27th Floor, WTC1
NYC Dept. of Buildings: No Records for Pre-9/11 WTC Elevator Rebuild, One of the “Largest, Most Sophisticated” Ever
“The New York City Department of Buildings (DoB) has reported within a June 6, 2011 Freedom of Information (FOI) response, that no records could be located regarding the following request for information pertaining to the massive elevator modernization project underway at World Trade Center buildings 1 and 2 until the very morning of September 11, 2001, one of the largest ever . The DoB governs elevator construction and use within New York City.”
In some sections of the NIST WTC report, the exact floors upgraded are listed. Other sections of the report suggest even more floors were upgraded, a total of 18 floors in WTC 1 and 13 floors in WTC 2, but the additional floors involved are not specified.
NCSTAR 1-6A, page xxxvii, indicates which exact floors were upgraded. NCSTAR 1-6, page 20 repeats these claims, as noted in the figure. Elsewhere in NCSTAR 1-6, on page lxxi, NIST muddies the water by saying “18 floors in WTC 1, including all the floors affected by the aircraft impact and fires” and “”13 floors in WTC 2, although none were directly affected by the aircraft impact and fires.”. On this last part, NIST contradicts itself yet again in NCSTAR 1-6 (on page lxvii-lxix) by stating that some of the floors upgraded in WTC 2 were affected by the impacts and fires (notably floor 78).
SPRINKLERS AND FIREPROOFING AND ELEVATORS
“By 1993, almost all of WTC2 and 85 percent of WTC 1 had sprinklers installed, and the entire complex was completely retrofitted by 2001.”
**Evans, David D., Richard D. Peacock, Erica D. Kuligowski, W. Stuart Dols, William L. Grosshandler (September 2005). Active Fire Protection Systems (NCSTAR 1-4). National Institute of Standards and Technology. p. 14.
**Lew, H.S., Richard W. Bukowski, Nicholas J. Carino (September 2005). Design, Construction, and Maintenance of Structural and Life Safety Systems (NCSTAR 1-1). National Institute of Standards and Technology. p. 163.
”Following a major fire in February 1975, the Port Authority decided to start installing sprinklers throughout the buildings. By 1993, nearly all of 2 WTC and 85 percent of 1 WTC had sprinklers installed, and the entire complex was retrofitted by 2001.”
“18. We know that the sprinkler systems were activated because survivors reported water in the stairwells. If the sprinklers were working, how could there be a “raging inferno” in the WTC towers?
Both the NIST calculations and interviews with survivors and firefighters indicated that the aircraft impacts severed the water pipes that carried the water to the sprinkler systems. The sprinklers were not operating on the principal fire floors.
However, there were ample sources of the water in the stairwells. The water pipes ran vertically within the stairwells. Moreover, there would have been copious water from the broken restroom supply lines and from the water tanks that supplied the initial water for the sprinklers. Thus, it is not surprising that evacuating occupants encountered a lot of water.
Even if the automatic sprinklers had been operational, the sprinkler systems—which were installed in accordance with the prevailing fire safety code—were designed to suppress a fire that covered as much as 1,500 square feet on a given floor. This amount of coverage is capable of controlling almost all fires that are likely to occur in an office building. On Sept. 11, 2001, the jet-fuel-ignited fires quickly spread over most of the 40,000 square feet on several floors in each tower. This created infernos that could not have been suppressed even by an undamaged sprinkler system, much less one that had been appreciably degraded.”
Companies that Provided Security at the World Trade Center
Demolition Access To The WTC Towers: Part Two – Security
Stratesec, formerly called Securacom was one of the security companies in charge at the WTC. Marvin Bush was on the Board of Directors, he left the company in 2000. The company claims to have had security contracts with the WTC up until the day they fell. Barry McDaniel and Wirt Walker Bush were CEO and Director of Securacom/Stratesec.
“Stratesec (formerly known as Securacom and Burns and Roe Securacom) was a security company founded in 1987 and based out of Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey. The company went public on October 2, 1997 on the American Stock Exchange and was delisted in 2002.
“At IPO in 1997, Securacom listed among its clients Washington Dulles International Airport, Hewlett-Packard, EDS, United Airlines, Gillette, MCI, the World Trade Center, and other facilities including hospitals, prisons, corporations, utilities, universities.
Marvin Bush, son of US president George H.W. Bush, and brother to US president George W. Bush, served on the board of directors from 1993- 2000, leaving prior to the attacks on the WTC.”
“Bush was on the board of directors of Securacom from 1993-2000.”
Stratesec (Securacom) differs from other security companies which separate the function of consultant from that of service provider. The company defines itself as a “single-source” provider of “end-to-end” security services, including everything from diagnosis of existing systems to hiring subcontractors to installing video and electronic equipment. It also provides armored vehicles and security guards.
History Commons profile page for Stratesec,
9/11 Security Courtesy of Marvin Bush
Secrecy Surrounds 9/11 Investigation
Marvin Bush and the Planting of Explosives
KuwAm and Stratesec: Directors and investors that link 9/11 to a private intelligence network
Friday, September 08, 2006 (Securacom)
911 BOMBSHELL ON THE EVE OF THE FIFTH ANNIVERSARY
“It was late at night, about three months before 911. I’d stayed late in the towers preparing a report. These guys came in, and I knew immediately they didn’t work for us, even though they had the right uniforms. They were way too professional and way too well-armed to be our guys. They seemed surprised to find me. One of the operatives called a command center on his secure system to get instructions. I thought they might kill me. After listening to a reply, he told me to stay in my office or I’d disappear.”
STRATESEC INC CIK#: 0001037453 (see all company filings)
SIC: 7381 – SERVICES-DETECTIVE, GUARD & ARMORED CAR SERVICES
State location: VA | State of Inc.: DE | Fiscal Year End: 1231
formerly: SECURACOM INC (filings through 1997-10-27)
(Assistant Director Office: 11)
Marvin Bush — brother of George Bush; on board of Securacom, US-Kuwaiti company paid $9.2 million to manage WTC security October 1996 to 1998; on board of HCC Insurance, big WTC insurer.
WIRT DEXTER WALKER III
Wirt Walker — cousin of George Bush; principal at Securacom, US-Kuwaiti joint-venture that managed security for WTC, United Airlines, and Dulles Airport, all of which figured into 9-11.
Barry Mcdaniel – WTC Security Operations Officer with Securacom. Had security contracts at the WTC “up to the day the buildings fell down.”
Jerome Hauer — managing director of Kroll and senior adviser to US Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) for National Security and Emergency Management on 9-11; put John O’Neill at the WTC on 9-11; lied to Dan Rather on CBS News on 9-11 about the controlled demolition of WTC buildings; director of Giuliani’s Office of Emergency Management from 1996 to 2000
Marvin Bush — brother of George Bush; on board of Securacom, US-Kuwaiti company paid $9.2 million to manage WTC security October 1996 to 1998; on board of HCC Insurance, big WTC insurer
Wirt Walker — cousin of George Bush; principal at Securacom, US-Kuwaiti joint-venture that managed security for WTC, United Airlines, and Dulles Airport, all of which figured into 9-11
Larry Silverstein — he and partner Frank Lowy obtained 99-year lease on WTC shortly before 9-11; made several billion dollars on 9-11 insurance fraud; admitted to “pulling” WTC 7; Zionist
Frank Lowy — he and partner Larry Silverstein obtained 99-year lease on WTC shortly before 9-11; came to Palestine in 1945 from Hungarian to fight as Golani commando in Israeli “War of Independence”; Australia’s second richest person; in May 2007, investigated by Israeli police for corruption scandal involving Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert; Zionist
Jules Kroll — founder of Kroll Corporation, a “security services” company which was in charge of “security” at WTC on 9-11; has close links to CIA and is active private military contractor in Iraq; Zionist.
Paul Bremer — Marsh & McClennan executive on 9-11; Chairman of the Congressional National Commission on Terrorism, 1999 to 2000; US Ambassador-at-Large for Counterterrorism, 1986 to 1989; Presidential Envoy to Irag and Adminstrator of the Coaltion Provisional Authority, May 2003 to December 2004.
Rudolph Giuliani — mayor of New York on 9-11; hailed as “hero” for his “gutsy” leadership on 9-11; allegedly involved with FEMA and former NYC Police Chief Kerik in Operation Code Angel
Bernard Kerik — NYC Police Chief on 9-11; “sidekick” of Giuliani; allegedly involved with FEMA in WTC demolition “war games” called Operation Code Angel
Lewis Eisenberg — chairman Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on 9-11; authorized transfer of WTC leases to Silverstein and Lowy just weeks before 9-11; later appointed chairman of Republican National Committee; Zionist
The big question is, how did explosives/thermite get into the building? Kevin Ryan breaks it down for us.
9/11 Masterminds – Explosive Connections
This video is based on Kevin Ryan’s article “Demolition Access”
Demolition Access To The WTC Towers: Part One – Tenants
Demolition Access To The WTC Towers: Part Two – Security
Carlyle, Kissinger, SAIC and Halliburton: Part Three – A 9/11 Convergence
Demolition Access to the WTC Towers: Part Four – Cleanup
WTC POWER DOWNS
CLAIM: WTC POWER DOWNS WEEKEND PRIOR TO 9/11
We have all heard rumors about “Power Downs” during the weekend prior to 9/11 but I have only been able to find two witnesses to this. This is rather odd considering there were 1000’s of employees that should be able to collaborate this information. Which leads me to believe it is false.
On the weekend of 9/8, 9/9 there was a ‘power down’ condition in WTC tower 2, the south tower. This power down condition meant there was no electrical supply for approx 36 hrs from floor 50 up… “Of course without power there were no security cameras, no security locks on doors and many, many ‘engineers’ coming in and out of the tower.”
Unusual Evacuations & Power-Downs in the WTC 911 Demolition
Scott Forbes – who went public in 2004 to talk about this mysterious power down in the World Trade Tower 2. Forbes said they had been notified 3 or 4 weeks in advance by the Port Authority-NY/NJ about this power down and that it was “extreme and unprecedented.” He also said that “without power there were no security cameras, no security locks on doors and many, many ‘engineers’ coming in and out of the tower.”
Gary Corbett is a former employee of Fiduciary Trust Company International, a bank that occupied the 90th and the 94th to 97th floors of World Trade Center Two (the South Tower) and which lost 96 employees during the September 11 attacks. Corbett, who worked on the 97th floor, says there was a ‘power down’ on the week-end prior to September 11 for approximately 24 to 36 hours. During this period, he says, “there was a complete breakdown of security that weekend because of the power down.”
UNLIKELY: ‘The South Tower Was Powered Down Before the Attack’
Heightened Security Alert Had Just Been Lifted
“Daria Coard, 37, a guard at Tower One, said the security detail had been working 12-hour shifts for the past two weeks because of numerous phone threats. But on Thursday, bomb-sniffing dogs were abruptly removed.
“Today was the first day there was not the extra security,” Coard said. “We were protecting below. We had the ground covered. We didn’t figure they would do it with planes. There is no way anyone could have stopped that.”
With only a couple witnesses out of the 50,000 WTC employees, it’s hard to confirm if the “WTC Power Downs” the weekend prior ever happened. This looks to be either misinformation or a red herring. Where are all the collaborating witnesses?