Metal of Honor, The Ironworkers of 9/11 - Documentary

I saw and recorded on VHS the above documentary on Spike TV last week (Septenber 6th).

It was freely narrated by the ironworkers themselves interspersed with captions or subtitles.

I don't have the ability to convert it to digital and to upload it, and have been unable to find it on Google Video or You Tube.

Today I watched it again and transcribed some of the comments of the ironworkers:

(Note, they did not have the names of the individuals on the screen as they were speaking. some of the comments refer to what they heard and saw prior to the collapse, and the rest to what they encountered at the scene when they arrived to help rescue potential survivors)


Ironworker who had been been close to the scene before the collapse:
"My partner kept telling me the building is coming down. I'm saying "No Way! No Way!" And the the next thing you know, you heard this noise, I will never forget. It was like creeking, and the next thing you felt the ground rumbling."

Ironworker who attended the '93 attack on the towers:
"I didn't think they were gonna fall. After being there in '93 and seeing the damage that was done, at the bottom of those columns (pause) that was some blast! And I didn't think so at all."

Ironworker who man who had also worked on the construction of the WTC towers:
"When we were putting those towers up, in our wildest dreams (pausing, shaking his head) those towers were built not to fall."

Ironworkers telling of the scene at ground zero:
"We saw some of the thickest steel i have ever seen, bent like a pretzel. And you just couldn't imagine the force that that took."
NOTE: There was a lot of close-up, ground zero, post collapse footage showing the steel beams and powder.

"I don't know if a person who has never been an ironworker could imagine, but uh ... all of this massive iron, I mean pieces that weigh 20 or 50 tons, were all mangled and just crumpled up.

"You couldn't have paid a demolition company to take'em down straighter. You know, it was amazing, didn't really damage .. if they had fallen over sideways, could you imagine the damage to Lower Manhattan."


In the documentary, you could also see in some scenes, the damage done to neighboring, non-WTC buildings. Near the end, they also show the airport hangar near NYC that contains a lot of a steel beams and even subway train carriages which had been under the WTC.

If anyone else has this recorded, please upload it, or at least segments with the above statements.

Edit: related website also the hangar containing WTC debris is located at JFK airport


There are plenty of people who could probably convert it..including myself. Im not an expert but i do have a video editing pc

Good work, Adanac. I

Good work, Adanac. I contacted the production company when this originally aired, and they said they were working on a DVD of it.

timecodes would be helpful

timecodes would be helpful if you want a visit from the youtube fairy

I'll talk to the concen crowd about it

somone may have already vid capped it and put it on the tracker.