WTC Eye Witness's blog

"inside job" T-Shirts Wildly Popular at Ground Zero This 9/11

Over the past few years one of my hobbies has been making t-shirts that say "9/11 was an inside job" and selling them publicly on Manhattan. At last years anniversary the remaining stock from the summer was given away, approximately 24. This year there was not enough time to sell them on the street so I made a bunch more and gave them away on the anniversary, the results were interesting.

We started handing out shirts after we found some other locals to hang out with and a conversation about OKC had started with a very well dressed passerby. There was no public gathering area like in years past, just fenced in sidewalks, a bit chaotic. So my co-conspirator John F & I started handing out 'inside job' t-shirts at 12:22, by 12:35 all 66 shirts had been handed out.

This year the demographics of the people asking for them was different. It was not the activist type, lets say. The people that stopped and asked for t-shirts were mostly women and mostly of color. It seemed like local lunch hour traffic with the some tourists thrown in. There was a variety beyond that of course.

How An Eyewitness Woke Up

The morning of September 11th 2001 at 9:00 am I was working at home on a flash web project for The Japanese Telecom that a local ad agency was handling. Pretty usual for the computer graphics geek that I am. The news of something happening at the World Trade Center came over the television on the other side of the coffee table.

My first reaction, also being a photographer, was to go to my roof and take some pictures. The towers were visible from the roof of my building but there were some apartments one block down that ruined the composition. So I went to a friends house that I knew had a perfect view of the World Trade Center. He had selected his apartment because, as an architecture student, he admired the Twin Towers and had even written his senior thesis on them.

Arriving at his apartment on 9th Street between Avenues C & D I took some photographs then just sat back to watch. I missed photographing the first collapse because we did not think it was going to happen. In retrospect it is obvious that burning office furniture (according to FEMA) could not bring down these truly gargantuan structures, so we were completely surprised.

The Explosion Few Noticed

The Explosion Few Noticed
Controlled Demolition is Visually Obvious
November 2007

There have been an increasing number of eye witness reports of explosions within the World Trade Center buildings on September 11th 2001. Most notably William Rodriguez has spoken publicly of explosions in the sub-basements of the towers before any aircraft struck them (1). Many police and firefighters have reported explosions as the towers came down (2). Not to mention all the video taped 'regular people' speaking of explosions. So for what it's worth, I will highlight an explosion that is visually obvious but few have focused on.

The collapse of the North Tower (WTC1) happened after the South Tower's implosion. It was a little different than the first tower to go down. The difference was that it started with a very strong, visually obvious explosion.