Port Authority Of NY/NJ: No Records Of Contracts For All Major WTC Renovations Recommended By Year 2000 Property Assessment

The following is a November 25, 2009 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Freedom of Information (FOI) reply to a request for copies of all contracts regarding renovation work within the World Trade Center towers recommended by the December, 2000 Merrit & Harris Inc. World Trade Center (WTC) property assessment entitled "Due Diligence Physical Condition Survey - World Trade Center". Such work included major renovations upon the core support columns contained within WTC towers 1 and 2 to be completed within one year of the December, 2000 report date, that included rust treatment and asbestos abatement. Records requested previously regarding major renovation work performed by known WTC contractors (Turner Construction) until the morning of September 11, 2001, were reportedly destroyed during the terrorist attacks. Turner Construction managed the controlled demolition of the Seattle Kingdome in 2000.

Is Dome's demise a date with fate?

Saturday, March 4, 2000


Mark your calendar. The day of the Kingdome's demise -- March 26 -- is drawing near.

"The roof will look like choreography (as it collapses)," explained Thomas Gerlach of Turner Construction, the company overseeing the demolition.


Terror devastates A/E/C firms

12 employees of Turner Construction were located in an office in the third subbasement of Tower 1, the north tower. Turner had been performing renovation work in various parts of the center and had occupied various office spaces.


The complete December, 2000 Merrit & Harris Inc WTC property assessment:









Recommended major WTC renovations to be completed within one year of December, 2000 included rust treatment and asbestos abatement of major steel support columns within the elevator shafts of WTC towers 1 and 2:

The Port Authority of NY/NJ claims that contracts with Turner Construction - including those that might describe the renovation work being performed by Turner Construction until the very morning of September 11, 2001 - were destroyed on September 11, 2001.

The CEO for Turner Construction Company appointed in 1999, was Tom Leppert, who joined the board of Turner in 1998, is currently the mayor of Dallas, Texas and who has ties with former president George W. Bush and Carlos M. Gutierrez, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce. The National Institute of Standards and Technology, a bureau of the Department of Commerce, was assigned to investigate the collapses of the WTC 1,2 and 7.

Thomas C. Leppert Named To Succeed E.T. Gravette, Jr. As Chairman Of The Turner Corporation



President George W. Bush appointed Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert to the President’s Commission on White House Fellows.


Mayor Leppert meets with Bush

Dallas Business Journal

Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, along with a group of 11 other mayors, met with President George W. Bush and Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez Wednesday at the White House to discuss a free trade agreement with the South American countries of Peru and Colombia.


Carlos M. Gutierrez


NIST and the World Trade Center


In 1997 Turner Construction also constructed the new headquarters for the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA). The Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center, a laboratory managed by NAVSEA was described during the 1990s as the "National Center for Energetics", the "Pentagon's jargon to broadly describe explosive materials, propellants and pyrotechnics" and as the "only reliable source of aluminum nanopowders in the United States".


Turner Corporation 1997 10-K Report

During 1997, the company completed work on ... the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters (NAVSEA) for the Navy in Washington, DC.


Naval Sea Systems Command


The Top Ten Connections Between NIST and Nano-Thermites


Explosive, unreacted thermitic material containing nano-meter sized grains of intimately mixed aluminum and iron oxide, has recently been discovered in dust created by the collapses of the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001.


Previous work performed by Turner Construction at the WTC included fireproofing of the only floors that were struck by United and American airlines flights on September 11, 2001 and that later burned and "failed".


Incredible presentation Aidan

Wow. Fantastic due diligence in getting all this groundbreaking information together in and incredible presentation, Aidan. Looks like Tom Leppert and Turner Corporation go on the list of prime suspects. Richard Gage AIA and AE911TRUTH now have more incriminating evidence to add to their presentations.

9-11 Truth is growing by leaps and bounds these days.

Once again, I gotta give you kudos Mr. Monaghan. Fantastic due diligence.

With you in the struggle,
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Apparently No Record Of What Took Place During Final Days

James Meigs of Popular Mechanics has mocked the controlled demolition hypothesis with the view that there was little opportunity for preparation of the WTC for demolition, along with a major risk of detection.

The records that might reveal what exactly occurred within the WTC just prior to 9/11 don't seem to be available. Hopefully an effort to locate persons of interest with information of happenings there can unfold before memories fade.

Hard not to wonder if the afore mentioned WTC steel column rust treament work materials were swapped with the paintable and apparently very potent nano-thermite demonstrated on the TrueTV 9/11 special by New Mexico Tech.

Thanx Bruno. And good job getting the Bentham paper seen.

Turner Construction is owned by Hochtief

Gernany's largest consruction company. Their invovment with the Third Reich was substantial, building Hitler's Wolf lair & the underground bunker were he took his life.

This may be nothing, but the one rally I went to for NYC Can @ St.Mark's church, well over half the volunteers had a German accent.

I found that real-life observation, very odd.

Dallas (Tom Leppert is mayor) now top 10 terrorist target...

Ironically, cities welcome being a designated terrorist target because of the funding. [Insane world.] Dallas Morning News story of Dec 9, 2009 http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/dn/latestnews/stories/121009...

An interesting exercise would be for individuals to take 'paint samples' of existing steel structures where Turner construction has conducted "upgrades". It could be a possibility that another building(s) has been prepped in the past...that the Twin Towers were not the only buildings to receive 'upgrades'.


Check the Sears Tower in Chicago. Seems to me that is another of the Silverstien properties. Not sure if Turner has been there.

There are always at least two copies of a Contract

Even assuming Port Authority's claim that the Contracts were destroyed is true, The Other Party would certainly have a copy of the executed Contract though it has likely seen the shredder by now.

Also, it is hard to imagine "rusting conditions in the elevator shafts" bad enough to warrant rehabilitation but, alas, I only speculate....

Once again, Aidan, thank you for your pursuits.


governments have access to records of contractors they hire

ME is correct: I work for a government. Our contracts all allow us access to the documents related to a contract. The Port should have to obtain copies of their business records in existence in the hands of Turner.

NYC Dept of Bldgs BIS files

The NYC Department of Buildings maintain a complete historical record of every property and what has been built, all applications or alteration, inspections going back to the establishment of the department.

These files are public record and ANYONE has access to them. Most of the records have now been scanned and are accessible from the website.

Access to those files would reveal who was working in the building prior to 9/11 and what they were supposedly doing.

I believe they have pulled all the files for the World Trade Center with the "national security" as the reason.

That makes no sense as these building have been destroyed and are no longer a threat on any level.

Who and why authorized this? What were they covering up?

has this been pursued?

Aidan, has the NYC building department really removed these records? have you pursued FOIA request on this?

Not only the Department of Buildings

the Fire Department, too.

Stumpled upon this in Peter Lance Tripple Cross.

Wood replied that there was that time that Refai got the blueprints -- and Ronnie asked, "What blueprints?" She replied, "The blueprints to the World Trade Center." Ronnie was shocked, to say the least. Woods then said that in the early 90s (prior to the bombing) the capital budget unit where she and Refai were located was being renovated. They had some old green filing cabinets where the blueprints of a number of buildings were kept from when the inspection department was in that area. They were throwing them out. She had two dumpsters and they were just tossing these old blueprints. She went to lunch one day and came back to find Refai digging through the dumpsters. She said he had found the blueprints to the Trade Center. (Another Marshal also told me Refai also had the blueprints to the bridges and tunnels.) But in any event Kay Woods specifically remembered the World Trade Center blueprints and Refai asking, "Can I have these?" At the time she thought nothing of it.

Ask the workers?

Is there a union/trades organization for the workers involved? A way to contact the workers themselves? AE911Truth could explain their concerns wrt the buildings' destruction and ask for recollections of work done, materials used etc.

BTW, I've heard Richard mention that there was elevator work being done not long before 9/11. Has any follow-up on this been attempted?

Another smoking gun, in the form of an old coverall or a tool with traces of 'anti-rust treatment' on it would be excellent. But mere memories of the work done can't fail to be useful.

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Fantastic, Aidan, thank you

Fantastic, Aidan, thank you so much. Your work is astounding.

I think the asbestos abatement is a crucial factor in whatever really happened. Language concerning "litigation in progress for cost-recovery of money related to ACM abatement" (in MH-1.pdf p29 [actual doc page numbers are different, I'll only cite pdf page], and MH WTC Environment Assessment.PDF especially the paragraph at the top of p48; many appendix pages concerning asbestos begin 525) is of interest to me. Continues: "consider a review of the ongoing litigation and make their own determination as to the... future impact of the litigation on their decision making process related to the [WTC]." Any idea how/where to obtain that/those litigation document(s)? In latter doc p546 it says asbestos abatement contract [World Trade Contract 115.300] was awarded to "Comprehensive Environmental of New York (CENY)," without giving a date but after saying the previous contract (called only WTC "Call-in contract," meaning in-house?) expired Dec. 3, 1999. So the timing is there.

Here's what I could find about CENY: http://manhattanda.org/whatsnew/press/2004-12-16.shtml including "The investigation began in March 2000 when the Inspector General for the Port Authority ("I.G.") began looking into the billing practices of Comprehensive Environmental of New York, Inc. ("CENY), the asbestos abatement company under contract to respond to any asbestos condition discovered during construction at Port Authority facilities at J.F.K. International Airport. During that inquiry, the Inspector General discovered that a principal of CENY had previously been convicted of a felony. That discovery led the I.G. to open a broader inquiry into CENY, which revealed that CENY was overbilling the Port Authority for time and materials on its asbestos abatement jobs. The over-billing investigation was stalled by the destruction of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, because the documentary evidence in the case was assembled at the I.G.'s offices on the 77th floor of One World Trade Center. The amount of the over-billing could not be determined due to the destruction of the records." Names and addresses included. This trial ended last week (Dec. 4, 2009). See links below.

Perhaps this is all a dead end. But I'm sure I'm not the only one who suspects that the long-running asbestos abatement program is related to the placing of explosive material. Am I imagining that somewhere I read that there was a deadline (2007, in my memory) for the asbestos removal to be finished? I've fruitlessly searched for that info (rumor or record) online.

Thanks again, Aidan. Let me know if I can be of assistance.
Will R


Emails and other electronic documents

I would expect to see emails and other electronic documents in various places throughout the network, possibly outside of the tower complex. I don't know where there servers and backup servers were, but there may be other sources, such as off-site backups. Someone who has done system and network administration for the involved organisations would surely know.

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Talk about motive ."... help

Talk about motive ."... help us destroy the WTC towers and the evidence against you will be destroyed."

Not that the worker bees knew that - just the culpable guys at the top.

Sol Gels Are Used In Anti-Corrosion Coatings For Metals


"doped with nanoscale materials to produce customised protective coatings"

So using Prof. Jones's hypothesis that nano-thermite may have been applied with sol gel coatings as tested in the Jesse Ventura show by Van Romero, the additives may plausably have been switched as you suggest.

You're a good man



........Impressive as usual. Thank you for your perseverance towards the truth !

Van Romero On TrueTV

Hard to know if Romero supports or rejects the CD via nano-thermite point of view or if any dissent was edited from the broadcast.

Thanx Kevin, Wisdom, Not There and ME.

Tom T:

A scheduled spring DHS exercise in Las Vegas was recently cancelled that envisioned a nuclear weapon detonation from the Las Vegas strip.

Aidan strikes again!

You continue to amaze me with your tenacity and skill. Thanks for all you do. Keep digging.

...DHS exercise...envisioned a nuclear weapon ....

Sounds like a couple casinos made some phone calls.... http://www.homelandsecurity.com/2009/12/03/homeland-security-cancels-veg...

Brief review of documents

I've worked for similar types of engineering firms as have done the reports Aidan has posted.

These reports are the summary of a fairly significant review of nearly all aspects of WTC infrastructure ranging from asbestoes to radio tower RF tranmissions to elevator shaft inspections.

From a brief review of the documents it is obvious that there is a huge program of asbestos abatement or in layman's terms, a plan to identify and remove, or minimize human exposure to, asbestoes containing materials in the WTC buildings.

Sounds like the Port Authority (PA) had, over the years, been chipping away at abatement plan. As Aidan highlighted above, this work has been done largely between leases on entire floors have allowed work to happen. The asbetoes containing materials and PA identified costs for removel/mitigation are:

- vinyl floor tile (containing asbestoes) $5-6 sq ft
- sprayed on asbestoes fire proofing $25-30 sq ft

The report noted that nearly half of the 7.5 milliion sq ft of vinyl tiles had been removed by the time of the investigation in 2000. However, it appears that very small amount of the sprayed on abestoes fire proofing had been addressed. The plan and recommendation for sprayed on abestoes material seemed to be to 'seal' the asbestoes material so that it could not become airborne and imapct human health and safety.

I think the key points that these reports highlight are the many and substantial opportuntiies to provide access to critical parts of the WTC infrastructure in the years prior to 911. It is notable that crtics of CD of the WTC towers say things like "it would be noticed if people were trucking loads of material into the building" etc. Clearly this was happening on a continuous basis to allow asbestoes abatement to proceed.

Also, as others ahve noted the condition of the elevator shafts such as rust on internal elevator shaft supports recommended repairs. Again, these reports highlight that access to elevator shaftts is by no means an extraordinary feat. In fact, the authors of these reports had access to all of the elevator shafts to describe their condition throughout the building in extreme detail, and then presumably repairs as a result of recommendations were done, which would have required many person'hours of effort and materials, and elevator closings to effect repairs.

It is also important to note that these reports illustrate how large and complex the WTC centre was.

Most importantly, thse reports identify by name engineers who did first hand analysis of the towers, and recommended repairs. They will also likely be people who can identify who actually did the repairs.

In order to better state the case for new investigatio, there is a need to get into the tedious and boring investigative work, which Aidan is proving out as a way to slowly chip away the fluff and get to the core facts that tell a definitive story.

We Are Change People might find these boring engineers not as glamourous as some of their usual targets are, but these engineers could start to identify more concrete leads to pursue.

From page 1 and 2 of MH2.pdf here is my typed list of people doing work on this report. Love to see some of the being grilled by WAC on a Youtube video soon.

Thomas C Richard, AIA
President and CEO
Merrit & Harris Inc

Robert G Weiland RA
Project Coordinator
Merrit & Harris Inc

Peter J Brady PE
Project Mgr and Structural Engineer
Merrit & Harris Inc

Jack M Kagan
Mechanical Engineer
Merrit & Harris Inc

Joseph Marciano PE
Mechanical Engineer
Merrit & Harris Inc

Vish Shetty
Elevator Field Engineer
BOCA Group International

John Beamish
Elevator Field Engineer
BOCA Group International

Rober Wernon
Elevator Field Engineer
BOCA Group International

William G Young PE
Facade Consultant
Heitman and Associates

Wayne Crandlemere
Environmental Consultant
Crandlemere & Associates

Port Authority Personnel Present during visits:

Leandro Zucchi
Asst Gen Mgr, Bldg Serv Mgmt

Suren M Batra PE
Senior Engineer - Structures

David Bobbit
Mtce Prog Mgr - Vertical Transporation

Bernard L D'Aleo
Mtce Group Supervisior - 4 & 5 WTC

William J Devlin
Chief Mtce Supervisor - Electrical

Bill Hamann Jr
General Mtce Supervisor - Mechanical

Douglas G Karpiloff
Director - Security and Life Safety

Herman Ret
General Mtce Supervisor - Electrical

Francis S Riccardelli
Mgr - Vertical Transportation Systems

Raymond Simonetti
Mtce Unit SUpervisor - Radio Communications

Phil Taylor
Supervising Engineer - Environmental

Plausible Material Swap

It would seem that any clandestine use of nano-thermite (piantable?) upon WTC steel would acheive best results via direct and extensive application to steel surfaces.

To best disguise the introduction of large amounts of nano-thermite within the property would be to swap it with large amounts of other materials intended for legitmate use upon WTC steel. Such materials may be rust inhibiting primer (recall that rust treatment of major support columns within the elevator shafts of WTC 1 & 2 was called for by the Merrit & Harris reoprt to be completed within 12 months). Who might be a common manufacturer of nano-thermite and metal protectants?

NAVSEA are currently known as a leading manufacturer of nano-thermite (Indian Head division). Other NAVSEA divisions also manufacture various metal corrosion protectants (even nano-scale materials) for ship hulls and other machinery components. No evidence yet of any private sector sale of such protectants yet their FOIA searches are made difficult by the apparent fact that records searches seem to based in part on a required knowledge of document numbers as opposed to other search parameters (accoding to their FOIA officer I spoke to months back)

Turner Construction (the only known major WTC property renovation contractor) just happened to build NAVSEA's new headquarters in 1997.