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Published on Jun 6, 2006
UPDATE: Since I have uploaded this video in June of 06, I've realized that this video I edited is misleading in a way. Building 6 was "pulled" down by cables. There is no debating this, I have seen the full video. This should NOT be used as evidence of anything in regards to 911. Only that the demolition term "pull", obviously means pulling the building down with cables.
Although many people are convinced that Silverstein's statement is an admission that he and the fire department commander conspired to demolish the building, the statement fails to support a case for such a crime. * The common assertion that "pull" is industry slang for demolition lacks support. A Google search for the term "pull" in relation to controlled demolition fails to return uses of "pull" meaning demolition outside of the widely circulated story of Silverstein's admission on 9/11 conspiracy sites. See the analysis on wtc7.net. * Even if "pull" were industry slang for demolition, there would be no reason to expect Silverstein to know this. * The above quote by a Ground Zero worker about pulling Building 6 is not evidence that "pull" means controlled demolition, since he was apparently referring to using cables to literally pull down portions of the building.
A more sophisticated interpretation of Silverstein's comment is that it is bait, eliciting the widespread circulation of an interpretation that is easily denied if not refuted. While failing to provide substantial evidence for the controlled demolition of WTC 7, the story has functioned to eclipse the overwhelming case for demolition based on the physical characteristics of the collapse documented in photographs and videos of the event and the rubble pile that resulted. Those visual documents establish that the building's collapse was an implosion exhibiting all of the features of a standard controlled demolition, including: * Very rapid speed of fall * Symmetric collapse around its vertical axis * Production of large quantities of dust * Collapse into a small, consolidated rubble pile, with exterior walls lying on top