Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Guilty Conscienceless?

World Trade Center developer (and criminal co-conspirator) Larry Silverstein pauses to look out a window down to 'Ground Zero' from the 52nd floor of the new 7 World Trade Center tower in New York May 8, 2006 during a tour and interview with Reuters. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

Professional Demolition of World Trade Center Building 7

Larry Silverstein, the owner of the WTC complex, admitted on a September 2002 PBS documentary, 'America Rebuilds' that he and the NYFD decided to 'pull' WTC 7 on the day of the attack. The word 'pull' is industry jargon for taking a building down with explosives.

Larry Silverstein has never issued a retraction for his comments.

Photos taken moments before the collapse of WTC 7 show small office fires on just two floors.

Firefighters were told to move away from the building moments before it collapsed.

In February of 2002 Silverstein Properties won $861 million from Industrial Risk Insurers to rebuild on the site of WTC 7. Silverstein Properties' estimated investment in WTC 7 was $386 million. So: This building's collapse resulted in a profit of about $500 million!