Many rescue workers and fire fighters witnessed explosions and foreknowledge about the collapse of WTC 7.

“It’s blowin’ boy”
“Did you hear that?”
“Move it back, that building is about to blow up.”
“The whole thing is about to blow up, move it back.”
“Keep your eye on that building, it will be coming down soon”
“We are walking back ’cause that building is about to blow up”
‘coming down soon’
“we got to move back, seven is exploding!”
“it’s gone man.”

WTC7, about to blow up, CNN (1 min) (17 Seconds)

9/11 WTC Building 7 Demolition – Its Gone Man (West Side Highway)
Waiting for Seven: WTC 7 Collapse Warnings in the FDNY Oral Histories
Building 7 Demolition Quotes:
Captain Chris Boyle says ‘they’ said WTC 7 is coming down.
Battalion Chief John Norman
“Yes, that’s why we couldn’t walk down Vesey. But I never expected it to fall the way it did as quickly as it did, 7.”
“Nobody ever thought the towers would collapse, nobody,” Norman said. Certainly not in the short time that had lapsed.”
Firefighter Marcel Claes says he was kept away from WTC 7 because of the ‘potential of collapse’.
Firefighter Scott Holowach says he and his crew were just ‘hanging out’ until tower WTC 7 came down and went right to work to put 7’s fires out.
Paramedic Steven Pilla says he and his crew didn’t do any further because they were ‘waiting’ for WTC 7 to come down.
Firefighter Lt William Ryan says he and his crew were told WTC 7 was going to collapse ‘around 3 pm’ and fell back until it came down.
Firefighter Frank Sweeney says he and his crew were sent back down near the WTC 7 and ‘stood and waited’ for it to come down.
Fire Deputy Chief Hayden 911

“We were concerned with the possibility of collapsing the building….. if we allowed it to burn could we anticipate a collapse and if so how soon….. you have about 5 hours.”
FDNY 9/11 Survivor Witness and Whistleblower: Speaks on WTC 7 (Rudy Dent)
“It’s gone man”



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

“At that time, other firefighters started showing up, Deputy Battalion Chief Paul Ferran of the 41 Battalion, and James Savastano of the First Division assigned to the Second Battalion showed up and we attempted to search and extinguish, at the time which was small pockets of fire in 7 World Trade Center. We were unaware of the damage in the front of 7, because we were entering from the northeast entrance. We weren’t aware of the magnitude of the damage in the front of the building.
We made searches. We attempted to put some of the fire out, but we had a pressure problem. I forget the name of the Deputy. Some Deputy arrived at the scene and thought that the building was too dangerous to continue with operations, so we evacuated number 7 World Trade Center.”
“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.”
Firefighting Operations at WTC7

“According to NIST the collapse of WTC7 was said to be due to uncontrolled office fires.

In their Executive Summary they state, “The collapse of WTC7 could not have been prevented without controlling the fires before most of the combustible buildings contents were consumed.”

NIST states that the uncontrolled fires were due to a failure in the water supply to both firefighting operations and the sprinkler system. This is said to be due to a break in the city water main from falling debris.

However, there are many contradicting reports showing good water availability for firefighting and the sprinkler system. WTC7 was fitted with a fire standpipe (called a ‘dry-riser’ in the UK) and sprinkler systems consisting of wet and dry type systems.”


An engineer at the World Trade Center site correctly predicts that WTC Building 7 is going to collapse. Deputy Chief Peter Hayden of the New York Fire Department will later recall: “We had our special operations people set up surveying instruments to monitor, and see if there was any movement of, [WTC 7]. We were concerned of the possibility of collapse of the building. And we had a discussion with one particular engineer there, and we asked him, if we allowed it to burn could we anticipate a collapse, and if so, how soon?” The engineer apparently predicts correctly that WTC 7 will collapse and also the time it will take before it comes down. As Hayden will continue: “And it turned out that he was pretty much right on the money, that he said, ‘In its current state, you have about five hours.’” Hayden will not reveal the name of this engineer. [BBC, 7/6/2008] WTC 7 will collapse at about 5:20 p.m. (see (5:20 p.m.) September 11, 2001), indicating that the engineer makes his prediction around midday or shortly after. [CNN, 9/12/2001]
Emergency medical technician Joseph Fortis says, “They pulled us all back at the time, almost about an hour before it, because they were sure—they knew it was going to come down, but they weren’t sure.” [City of New York, 11/9/2001]
Firefighter Edward Kennedy says, ” I remember [Chief Visconti] screaming about 7, No. 7, that they wanted everybody away from 7 because 7 was definitely going to collapse.” [City of New York, 1/17/2002]
Firefighter Vincent Massa: “They were concerned about seven coming down, and they kept changing us, establishing a collapse zone and backing us up.” [City of New York, 12/4/2001]
Firefighter Tiernach Cassidy: “[B]uilding seven was in eminent collapse. They blew the horns. They said everyone clear the area until we got that last civilian out.” [City of New York, 12/30/2001]

Battalion Fire Chief John Norman: “I was detailed to make sure the collapse zone for 7 WTC had been set up and was being maintained.” [Fire Engineering, 10/2002]
Several New York Fire Department chief officers, who have surveyed Building 7, have apparently determined it is in danger of collapsing. [Fire Engineering, 9/2002]
Fire Chief Frank Fellini says, “We were concerned that the fires on several floors and the missing steel would result in the building collapsing.” [City of New York, 12/3/2001]
Fire Captain Ray Goldbach says, “[W]e made a decision to take all of our units out of 7 World Trade Center because there was a potential for collapse.” [City of New York, 10/24/2001]
Some firefighters seem surprised at this decision. When Fire Commissioner Thomas Von Essen is making his way through hundreds of firefighters who are being held away from the WTC site, he hears complaints like, “It could take days for that building to come down,” and, “Why don’t they let us in there?” [Essen, 2002, pp. 45]
When Deputy Fire Chief Nick Visconti is instructing firefighters to evacuate the area, one comment he receives is, “[O]h, that building is never coming down, that didn’t get hit by a plane, why isn’t somebody in there putting the fire out?” [Firehouse Magazine, 9/9/2002]


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.”

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.
FDNY Chief Daniel Nigro – “The biggest decision we had to make was to clear the area and create a collapse zone around the severly damaged [WTC 7] building. A number of fire officers and companies assessed the damage to the building. The appraisals indicated that the building’s integrity was in serious doubt.” [Fire Engineering magazine, 10/2002]

“Firehouse: Chief Nigro said they made a collapse zone and wanted everybody away from number 7— did you have to get all of those people out?
Hayden: Yeah, we had to pull everybody back. It was very difficult. We had to be very forceful in getting the guys out. They didn’t want to come out. There were guys going into areas that I wasn’t even really comfortable with, because of the possibility of secondary collapses. We didn’t know how stable any of this area was. We pulled everybody back probably by 3 or 3:30 in the afternoon. We said, this building is going to come down, get back. It came down about 5 o’clock or so, but we had everybody backed away by then.”
Fire Chief Daniel Nigro explains their decision-making process, saying, “A number of fire officers and companies assessed the damage to the building. The appraisals indicated that the building’s integrity was in serious doubt. I issued the orders to “pull back” the firefighters and define the collapse zone.” [Fire Engineering, 9/2002]
“The most important operational decision to be made that afternoon was the collapse (Of the WTC towers) had damaged 7 World Trade Center, which is about a 50 story building, at Vesey between West Broadway and Washington Street. It had very heavy fire on many floors and I ordered the evacuation of an area sufficient around to protect our members, so we had to give up some rescue operations that were going on at the time and back the people away far enough so that if 7 World Trade did collapse, we [wouldn’t] lose any more people. We continued to operate on what we could from that distance and approximately an hour and a half after that order was [given], at 5:30 in the afternoon, World Trade Center collapsed completely” – Daniel Nigro, Chief of Department Nigro_Daniel.txt

This is a message from Chief of Department (ret.) Daniel Nigro, addressing the conspiracy theories surrounding the collapse of WTC7. Thank you very much for this statement, Mr. Nigro. The work you and your colleagues did that day will never be forgotten.

“Release Date: September 23, 2007

Regarding WTC 7: The long-awaited US Government NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) report on the collapse of WTC 7 is due to be published at the end of this year (although it has been delayed already a few times [ adding fuel to the conspiracy theorists fires!]). That report should explain the cause and mechanics of the collapse in great detail. Early on the afternoon of September 11th 2001, following the collapse of WTC 1 & 2, I feared a collapse of WTC 7 (as did many on my staff).

The reasons are as follows:

1 – Although prior to that day high-rise structures had never collapsed, The collapse of WTC 1 & 2 showed that certain high-rise structures subjected to damage from impact and from fire will collapse.
2. The collapse of WTC 1 damaged portions of the lower floors of WTC 7.
3. WTC 7, we knew, was built on a small number of large columns providing an open Atrium on the lower levels.
4. numerous fires on many floors of WTC 7 burned without sufficient water supply to attack them.

For these reasons I made the decision (without consulting the owner, the mayor or anyone else – as ranking fire officer, that decision was my responsibility) to clear a collapse zone surrounding the building and to stop all activity within that zone. Approximately three hours after that order was given, WTC 7 collapsed.

Conspiracy theories abound and I believe firmly that all of them are without merit.

Regards, Dan Nigro
Chief of Department FDNY (retired)”
New York City’s Fire Chief’s Account

“Sept. 20
The son of a fireman and a 32-year veteran himself, Daniel Nigro was promoted to chief of the New York City Fire Department replacing his friend, Peter J. Ganci Jr., who died in the World Trade Center attack.”
Fire Chief Nigro Plans Retirement
“Nigro’s decision came after the fire commissioner’s office would not grant him tenure as chief of department. Tenure would have allowed him to retire with a chief of department’s pension. He will now retire at the lower rank of chief
of operations.”
[Inspiration] Daniel Nigro
Fire Deputy Chief Hayden 911

“We were concerned with the possibility of collapsing the building….. if we allowed it to burn could we anticipate a collapse and if so how soon….. you have about 5 hours.”
“Hayden: No, not right away, and that’s probably why it stood for so long because it took a while for that fire to develop. It was a heavy body of fire in there and then we didn’t make any attempt to fight it. That was just one of those wars we were just going to lose. We were concerned about the collapse of a 47-story building there. We were worried about additional collapse there of what was remaining standing of the towers and the Marriott, so we started pulling the people back after a couple of hours of surface removal and searches along the surface of the debris. We started to pull guys back because we were concerned for their safety.”



barry jennings

Barry Jennings was Deputy Director of Emergency Services Department for the New York City Housing Authority. Eyewitness to explosions and bodies inside WTC7. Died by Undisclosed causes. R.I.P.

World Exclusive: WTC7 Survivor Barry Jennings Account

Barry Jennings – 9/11 Early Afternoon ABC7 Interview
Barry Jennings Uncut
barryjennings4 ———-
Former New York Housing Authority Emergency Coordinator, Key witness to explosions inside Building 7, Witness to bodies inside Building 7
Eyewitness account by Barry Jennings who reports that explosions went off in the WTC 7 both before and after the Twin Towers collapsed and how the WTC 7 lobby was blown out.
“He (Hess) found the stairwell… we went down the stairs. When we reached the sixth floor… there was an explosion and the landing gave way. I was left there hanging and I had to climb back up and I had to walk back up to the 8th floor… it was dark and very very hot. ”


Barry Jennings (Eyewitness to explosions and bodies inside WTC7) — Undisclosed causes.
Barry Jennings was in WTC 7 before it collapsed. He talks of explosions in the building before it fell.
9/11 Key Witness Murdered? (Barry Jennings R.I.P.)
New Information on the Death of 911 Eyewitness Barry Jennings (with audio and video)
Barry Jennings: Former New York Housing Authority Emergency Coordinator, Key witness to explosions inside Building 7, Witness to bodies inside Building 7


“On 9/11, Barry Jennings reported that he and Michael Hess had been blown back by a big explosion inside Building 7. He later said in an interview that he had heard explosions in Building 7 before either Tower had collapsed. He reported that the entire place had been evacuated far in advance. He also reported that he was stepping over bodies, contradicting the official claim that no one died in Building 7. He died mysteriously on August 19, 2008 — two days before the release of the NIST Report’s first draft. The cause of death was undisclosed. A private investigator was hired to look into the death. He returned the money he had been given, referred the case to law enforcement, and did not want to be contacted about this matter again. New Information on the Death of 911 Eyewitness Barry Jennings (with audio and video)”
World Trade Center Building 7 with Michael Hess Yelling While Trapped
Michael Hess recounting what had happened inside Building 7.


Video of Michael Hess walking towards WTC 7.

911~Michael Hess Seen Near WTC Tower 1 & 2

“Who is that guy?”
“He’s Office of Emergency Management.”
“Does he have a hat? A helmet?”

I believe the plans were delayed because they found out that Michael Hess was still inside the building. He was the “City Counsel for the Corporation of NYC” and was stuck inside Building 7 with Barry Jennings.

Michael Hess kept his mouth shut and was rewarded by being named Partner at Giuliani & Partners. Barry Jennings told the Truth and died just days before the NIST Report and BBC Documentary on Building 7 were released. No cause of death has ever been listed.


Kevin Mcpadden 911 First Responder

kevin mcphadeen

“The Red Cross rep was like, he goes over and he says [to us], ‘You gotta stay behind this line because they’re thinking about bringing the building down.’…He goes over and he asks one of the…firefighters what was going on…He came back over with his hand over the radio and [you could hear] what sounded like a countdown. And, at the last few seconds, he took his hand off [the radio] and you heard ‘three-two-one,’ and he was just saying, ‘Just run for your life! Just run for your life!’ And then it was like another two, three seconds, you heard explosions. Like, BA-BOOOOOM! And it’s like a distinct sound…BA-BOOOOOM! And you felt a rumble in the ground, like, almost like you wanted to grab onto something. That, to me, I knew that was an explosion. There was no doubt in my mind…”
WTC 7 – witnesses heard countdown?
WTC 7 – witnesses heard countdown?
“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)


9/11 First Responder – Interview with Craig Bartmer p1/3

craig bartmer


Secret Service agent Bennette (OST) was interviewed inside Building 7 shortly after the first tower collapsed. (@1:30 and @2:15.)


He does state that he’s the last one in the building and this was at 10:15am. 15 minutes after the first collapse and 15 minutes before the second one came down.

He does state that he’s the last one in the building and this was at 10:15am. 15 minutes after the first collapse and 15 minutes before the second one came down.

Does OST stand for Operations Support Technician or Office of Secure Transportation?

“Operational Support Technician
This position provides administrative and clerical support to various staff members of the field office. Typical duties include, but are not limited to: assembling, correlating and determining the classification of information received • uploading, downloading, serializing and indexing documents • opening and closing cases • covering leads • creating, maintaining and disposing of records and files • maintaining personnel folders • handling telephonic complaints and inquiries. (All Majors Accepted)”

““I can only say that I’m truly sorry for what I have done,” said Bennette, who claimed the emotional toll of 9/11 played a factor. He was sentenced to six months’ probation with no fine.”
Agent Charged With Stealing Secret Service Cars From WTC



Danny Jowenko (1955-2011, RIP) – Controlled demolitions expert speaks out about WTC 7 – Died: Car Crash.

danny jowenko

Danny Jowenko – Proprietor, Jowenko Explosieve Demolitie B.V., a European demolition and construction company, with offices in the Netherlands. Founded 1980, Jowenko Explosieve Demolitie is certified and holds permits to comply with the Dutch Explosives for Civil Use Act and the German Explosives Act. Jowenko’s explosives engineers also hold the German Certificate of Qualifications and the European Certificate for Shotfiring issued by The European Federation of Explosive Engineers.

Danny Jowenko (Expert) on WTC 7 controlled demolition:
R.I.P. Danny Jowenko – WTC7 Demolition Interviews, 1 of 3
Jowenko did not retract his original statement.

Telephone Interview: Danny Jowenko

Telephone interview with Jeff Hill 2/22/07:
Jeff Hill: I was just wondering real quickly, I know you had commented on World Trade Center Building 7 before.
Danny Jowenko: Yes, that’s right.
Jeff Hill: And I’ve come to my conclusions, too, that it couldn’t have came down by fire.
Danny Jowenko: No, it — absolutely not.
Jeff Hill: Are you still sticking by your comments where you say it must have been a controlled demolition?
Danny Jowenko: Absolutely.
Jeff Hill: Yes? So, you as being a controlled demolitions expert, you’ve looked at the building, you’ve looked at the video and you’ve determined with your expertise that —
Danny Jowenko: I looked at the drawings, the construction and it couldn’t be done by fire. So, no, absolutely not.
Jeff Hill: OK, ’cause I was reading on the Internet, people were asking about you and they said, I wonder — I heard something that Danny Jowenko retracted his statement of what he said earlier about World Trade Center 7 now saying that it came down by fire. I said, “There’s no way that’s true.”
Danny Jowenko: No, no, no, absolutely not.
Jeff Hill: ‘Cause if anybody was — Like when I called Controlled Demolition here in North America, they tell me that , “Oh, it’s possible it came down from fire” and this and that and stuff like that –.
Danny Jowenko: When the FEMA makes a report that it came down by fire, and you have to earn your money in the States as a controlled demolition company and you say, “No, it was a controlled demolition”, you’re gone. You know?
Jeff Hill: Yeah, exactly, you’ll be in a lot of trouble if you say that, right?
Danny Jowenko: Of course, of course. That’s the end of your — the end of the story.
Jeff Hill: Yeah, ’cause I was calling demolitions companies just to ask them if they used the term, “Pull it” in demolition terms and even Controlled Demolitions, Incorporated said they did. But the other people wouldn’t — didn’t want to talk to me about Building 7 really because obviously ’cause they knew what happened and they didn’t want to say it.
Danny Jowenko: Exactly
Demolition Workers Squirm Away From 9/11 Talk – 10 Years On – Filmed 18/12/11

Watch the demolition team start to walk away after he mentions Building 7. One of the guys knows who Danny Jowenko was.


Tom Sullivan, former Explosives Loader for Controlled Demolition Inc.


“There are many steps you need to take in order to bring a high rise steel framed building down. First of all you have to weaken the building, and that is after a lot of studying is done to see how the building was built in the first place. To weaken the building that means the stair case has to be cut at intervals, & fire walls, the elevator shafts have to be cut, rails, etc… then you have to move to the support columns, and those are cut by torch, first to weaken them and also to allow charges to be placed on to the columns themselves. That will weaken the building by about 20%, and even after ALL that work is done to weaken the building, it still remains safely standing so the demolition team can still work in it. After the preping work is done then it’s time to “load” the building. (with cutting charges, with individual delays usually 2 or 3 per floor for steel framed buildings) So you have to understand the work is complex and precise and takes years of experience. The story that just a few columns can cause a syncronized global collapse, an implosion, well that’s just nonsence.”

Tom Sullivan – Explosives Technician – Loader –
Is it just a coincidence that one of the companies hired to clear away the WTC debris is an implosion consultant company called “Controlled Demolition, Inc.”?
“Controlled Demolition Inc. (CDI) has developed a plan that may be used to clean up the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster. The plan, delivered on Sept. 22 to the city’s Department of Design and Construction, outlines a site-wide master plan.” -Waste Age (10/16/21)
Explosive Evidence at WTC Cited by Former CDI Employee


Mark Loizeaux

Mark Loizeaux — as CEO of CDI was instrumental in “recycling” steel from WTC crime scene; CDI also buried the rubble from the crime scene of the Murrah Federal Building.

89) Mark Loizeaux

89) Mark Loizeaux

Mark Loizeaux of Controlled Demolition Inc. told the American Free Press that “molten steel was found “three, four, and five weeks later, when the rubble was being removed,”. In the basements of the World Trade Center were hotspots of “literally molten steel” more than a month after…found at the bottoms of the elevator shafts of the main towers, down seven levels…” He said that molten steel was also found at World Trade Center 7.
“Molten steel was encountered primarily during excavation of debris around the South Tower when large hydraulic excavators were digging trenches 2 to 4 meters deep into the compacted/burning debris pile. There are both video tape and still photos of the molten steel being “dipped” out by the buckets of excavators. I’m not sure where you can get a copy.

Sorry I cannot provide personal confirmation.


Mark Loizeaux, President
Interview with Stacey Loizeaux (1996),_Inc.

“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.”


IMPLOSION WORLD (view from the pro’s)

“When the excitement of the blast is over, a large, billowing cloud of dust is one of the most identifiable characteristics of a successful project.”

“When the excitement of the blast is over, a large, billowing cloud of dust is one of the most identifiable characteristics of a successful project.”
“I Knew From Day One This Was a Controlled Event” Controlled Demolition Expert Says
“One of the closest neighbors to the WTC site, the 30-story Verizon building, is a steel-framed brick building constructed circa 1924. The facade, floors, and framing of the south and east sides of the building sustained heavy damage, as did several exterior columns. Although the framing deflected as much as 2 ft into the building, the masonry infill restrained the columns from collapse. The steel structure was not affected. None of the damage threatened the structural integrity of the building. And although there was a substantial fire in WTC 7, there were no fires reported in this building.” -Portland Cement Association
9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out, Trailer;, 9/11/11 Anniversary DVD
Architects & Engineers – Solving the Mystery of WTC 7 –
Powerhouse Collection of 9-11 Controlled Demolition Quotes
“an interesting theory, backed by thorough research and analysis.” FBI
“… implosion required more than just explosives. Demolition experts spend weeks inside a derelict building planning an event. Many of the beams are cut through by about 90% so that the explosion only has to break a small bit of steel.”

– World Trade Center – Some Engineering Aspects, Tim Wilkinson, University of Sydney
911 Collapse expert amazed WTC collapsed

“For both of the towers to collapse, that was, I know for us, extremely unexpected.” – Chief Michael Camillow (Task Force Leader)
9/11 – Experts amazed over WTC steel beam bend (thermite)

“It takes thousands of degrees to bend steel like this.”

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