Larry’s “Pull it” faux pas can’t be proven or disproven and this leaves us open for debunkers to strawman Larry’s words and ignore the physical evidence of controlled demolition of Building 7.

However, we still don’t know who this “fire commander” was or why he would call up a property owner on that hectic day in the first place. So until Larry can tell us who he spoke to from the FDNY on September 11th, 2001, I still think “pull it” should be looked into further.

So let’s look further….


Larry Silverstein from a PBS documentary “America Rebuilds” shown a year after 9/11 claiming to have spoken with the “Fire Commander” recommending to “Pull it” in reference to WTC7.

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“I remember getting a call from the fire department commander telling me that they were not sure they were going to be able to contain the fire. I said you know we’ve had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is, is “Pull It”, ahhh, and they made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse” – Larry Silverstein, 2002

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Larry Silverstein, WTC 7, and the “Pull it” comment

Episode 207 – More Patriot Mythology

In 2010, Fox News had Jeese Ventura on their program and in an attempt to refute Jesse, Fox’s Jeffrey Scott Shapiro claims several Officers told him that Larry was on the phone with his Insurance Company to authorize a controlled demolition of Building 7.

“Shortly before the building collapsed, several NYPD officers and Con-Edison workers told me that Larry Silverstein, the property developer of One World Financial Center was on the phone with his insurance carrier to see if they would authorize the controlled demolition of the building – since its foundation was already unstable and expected to fall.” – Jeffrey Scott Shapiro (FOX NEWS)


There are people that claim the term “pull” is not industry jargon for bringing down a building via controlled demolition. Let’s ask the experts.

Was the term “PULL IT” and industry term prior to 9/11 ?
CDI – Controlled Demolition Inc.

Interview with Stacey Loizeaux

“NOVA: A common misconception is that you blow buildings up. That’s not really the case, is it?

Stacy Loizeaux: No. The term “implosion” was coined by my grandmother back in, I guess, the ’60s. It’s a more descriptive way to explain what we do than “explosion.” There are a series of small explosions, but the building itself isn’t erupting outward. It’s actually being PULLED in on top of itself. What we’re really doing is removing specific support columns within the structure and then cajoling the building in one direction or another, or straight down.”
CDI Brochure

This is a brochure from CDI claiming “whether the structure is 100 or more than 1000 feet tall, made of brick, concrete or steel, CDI can remove it quickly and safely with just a few days preparation.” Page 12.
“Following the seemingly endless 2.6 second natural pause in the non-electric initiation system, the structural charges detonated on cue, allowing the southwest wing of the structure to fail first, creating the desired lateral “PULL” on the north and east curtain walls.”
“Approximately 2,700 lb. of explosives were placed in 2,918 holes on six levels of the structure. CDI’s delayed detonation of charges, the product of 50 years of explosives demolition experience, “PULLED” the massive warehouse structure away from a U.S. Post Office facility only 18 -ft away without damage.”
Phone call from pumpitout.com to Controlled Demolitions Inc:

pumpshitout: Is this Controlled Demolitions?
PIO: Ok, I was wondering if there was someone I could talk to breifly just to just ask a question I had?
CDI: Well what kind of question?
PIO:I just wanted to know what a term meant in demolition terms.
CDI: Ok what type of term?
PIO: Well if you were in the demolition business and you said the term “Pull it”, I was wondering exactly what that would mean?
CDI: “Pull it”?
PIO: Yeah.
CDI: Hmm. Hold on a minute.
PIO: Thank you.
CDI: Sir?
PIO: Yes.
CDI: Pull it is when they actually pull it down.
PIO: Oh, well thank you very much for your time.

Audio: web.archive.org/web/20060831050759/http://www.pumpitout.com/phone_calls/controlled_demolitions.mp3
“We’re getting ready to “PULL” building 6″

Yes, I understand that building 6 was brought down with cables. I’m just showing that “pull” is a general demolition term. Many have argued that it is not!
Date: January 9, 1996
TO: Vancouver City Council
FROM: City Building Inspector
SUBJECT: Demolition of Dangerous Building
City staff have contacted the property owner by phone to request that he obtain a demolition permit and “pull” down and demolish the building, however, the owner has demonstrated no desire to cooperate.
Sept. 24, ’98
Four executive members of the Atebubu youth association (AYA) have been arrested by the police over the demolition of a building which was being rehabilitated for use as the office of the Atebubu town council. Members of the association allegedly went on rampage and “pulled” down the building because, according to them “as a swish building, it was not fit to be used as a town council office.”
The next house erected in Seneca was a concrete stone building, put up by Downing & Stewart (1858); the latter soon after selling to A. M. Smith. Downing & Smith sold to L. J. McGowan, who finally “pulled” down the building and erected the substantial stone structure in which Hazard & Sons now do business.
Bulldozer Pulls Building Down

Building Demolition – Top Down (PULLED)

NOTE – These buildings were pulled down and no explosives were used. These buildings were 18 stories tall and it took appr. 7 seconds to completely collapse. The same time as the 47 Floors of WTC 7. This proves that buildings cannot collapse at free fall speed through the path of most resistance. In comparison to the towers, the towers were 110 stories and collapsed in 11 and 9 seconds respectively.


Larry Silverstein was confronted by Luke Rudkowski on two separate occasions in 2007 and again in 2011. Each time, Larry avoids the questions. Here is the video footage.

Larry Silverstein avoids 9/11 questions (2007)

Larry Silverstein no response to WTC 7 lies (2011)

Why won’t Larry tell us who he spoke with on 9/11? He said he spoke with the “Fire Commander”. Who was the NYFD commander on 9/11? Chief Nigro was the fire Chief but he says he did not speak with Larry on Sept 11, 2001. So who was the Fire Commander?
9/11 Larry Silverstein


Larry Silverstein’s “Pull It” Quote

“I am well aware of Mr. Silverstein’s statement, but to the best of my recollection, I did not speak to him on that day and I do not recall anyone telling me that they did either. That doesn’t mean he could not have spoken to someone from FDNY, it just means that I am not aware of it.” – FDNY Chief of Operations Daniel Nigro on 9/11.
“Around 3:30 pm FDNY Chief Daniel Nigro decided to halt rescue operations, surface removal, and searches along the surface of the debris near 7 World Trade Center and evacuate the area due to concerns for the safety of personnel.”
Fire Chief Nigro 911

“all there was was powdered debris and metal. It was a very strange scene.”
“to make an evacuation zone around number 7, to pull everyone away, to stop the rescue efforts that were going on.”
“we don’t need to ask permission from the owner, no. When we’re in charge of the bldg. we’re in charge, and that decision would be the fire chief and his alone.”


After repeated questioning by a concerned public, Mr. McQuillan, Larry Silverstein’s spokesperson finally stated that “by “it,” Mr. Silverstein meant the contingent of firefighters remaining in the building.”

On September 9, 2005 statement by Mr. Dara McQuillan, a spokesperson for Larry Silverstein said:

“In the afternoon of September 11, Mr. Silverstein spoke to the Fire Department Commander on site at Seven World Trade Center. The Commander told Mr. Silverstein that there were several firefighters in the building working to contain the fires. Mr. Silverstein expressed his view that the most important thing was to protect the safety of those firefighters, including, if necessary, to have them withdraw from the building.”

“As noted above, when Mr. Silverstein was recounting these events for a television documentary he stated, “I said, you know, we’ve had such terrible loss of life. Maybe the smartest thing to do is to pull it.” Mr. McQuillan has stated that by “it,” Mr. Silverstein meant the contingent of firefighters remaining in the building [emphasis added].”

“McQuillan’s response also indicated that firefighters were present at WTC 7 to evacuate tenants, and worked at the site until late in the afternoon shortly before the collapse occurred.”

See “9/11 Revealed? A New Book Repeats False Con-spiracy Theories.” At http://usinfo.state.gov/media/Archive/2005/Sep/16-241966.html


The FEMA report on the collapses, from May, 2002, also says about the WTC 7 collapse: “no manual firefighting operations were taken by FDNY.”

We know that there were no Fire fighters in or near building 7 as reported by FEMA, NY Times, and Pop Mech.
Dr. Shyam Sunder, of the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST), which investigated the collapse of WTC 7, is quoted in Popular Mechanics (9/11: Debunking the Myths, March, 2005) as saying: “There was no firefighting in WTC 7.”
An article by James Glanz in the New York Times on November 29, 2001 says about WTC 7: “By 11:30 a.m., the fire commander in charge of that area, Assistant Chief Frank Fellini, ordered firefighters away from it for safety reasons.”

“After the North Tower collapsed, some firefighters entered 7 World Trade Center to search the building. They attempted to extinguish small pockets of fire, but low water pressure hindered their efforts.”


Lets analyze Larry Silverstein’s “Pull it” Comments!

Why would the fire commander call Larry Silverstein and ask Larry what the fire department should do with their firefighters? The fire department does not answer to a property owner. The fire commander makes his own decisions on how to protect his own men. The fire commander does not call the property owner and ask “Hey Larry, what should I do with my men?”

The ONLY person who a fire commander would answer to is a Fire Chief, not some greedy property owner who has no insight into firefighting. If this was the case, then firefighters everywhere would be putting themselves at risk every time they go to a fire call by being at the mercy of the property owner.

The New York City fire department does not answer to Larry Silverstein or any other Property Owners.

Let’s look at the word “IT” because I think that is the Key Word!

Would you refer to fire fighters as “IT”? It’s clear to me that Larry was referring to WTC 7 when he said “IT”. “Maybe the smartest thing to do was to “PULL IT”. So they made that decision to Pull (CD) and we watched the Building (IT) Collapse.
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WTC 7 Collapse – all angles HD 720p Compilation


Did Larry Silverstein admit that Building 7 came down in a “controlled demolition” on the History’s Business Episode which aired on September 8th, 2002?

Larry Silverstein Said WTC 7 Was a Controlled Demolition? (NOT the “Pull it” quote)

Tony Szamboti recalls listening to the episode live and distinctly remembers Larry saying that Building 7 came down in a “controlled demolition for safety reasons.”

The episode titled “Larry Silverstein” is not archived at The History Channel and Tony Szamboti is asking for everyone to help locate the footage.

I consider Tony Szamboti to be a very credible member of the 9/11 Truth Movement and an active member with AE911. However, is it possible that Tony may have mixed up the quote widely known as the “Pull it” quote that Larry used on the PBS special “America Rebuilds” which aired on September 10th, 2002? Tony assures us that he is not referring to the “Pull it” quote.

Here is the exact episode in question…..

History’s Business: Season 2, Episode 5
Larry Silverstein (8 Sep. 2002)



” Previous hosts include Austan Goolsbee and occasional guest host Steve Forbes.”
Geoffrey Wawro Hosted many episodes for History’s Business.
Sarah E. Leonard or Anastasia Trainor Gilder were the show’s producers


The History Channel aired “The World Trade Center, Rise and Fall of an American Icon” on Sept 2 2002.
9/11: REBUILDING OF GROUND ZERO (unsure of the year)
Larry Silverstein (5 min) TV-14

“Real estate developer Larry Silverstein talks about the rebuilding process.”

Larry does not mention Building 7 at all.
America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero (September 10th, 2002)

“I remember getting a call from the fire department commander telling me that they were not sure they were going to be able to contain the fire. I said you know we’ve had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is, is “Pull It”, ahhh, and they made that decision to pull and then we watched the building collapse” – Larry Silverstein, 2002 (PBS)


Larry Silverstein – New WTC7 designed in 2000

Larry Silverstein admitting they had design plans for the new Building 7, 18 months before 9/11 (April 2000) and started construction on it 6 months after 9/11. Now why would Larry have building designs for a new wtc 7 when the old wtc 7 still standing?


“Next thing you know. We got the designs of the building and the first design meeting was in April of 2000 and construction began shortly there after in 2002.” – Larry Silverstein

Full video: Quote comes at 51:00.


Let’s help AE911 locate the video footage from the History’s Business Season 2, Episode 5 titled “Larry Silverstein” which aired on September 8th, 2002.

There is a $200 reward to anyone that can find it.

Elusive “History’s Business” Episode with Larry Silverstein

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