Port Authority of NY/NJ: Records For Reported WTC Renovation Work Destroyed On 9/11

Turner Construction, who supervised the 2000 demolition of the Seattle Kingdome, participated in the post-9/11 Ground Zero clean-up and performed extensive renovations within the World Trade Center towers just prior to 9/11, was in fact performing unspecified renovation work throughout the WTC complex until the very morning of September 11, 2001. The Port Authority of NY/NJ now claims that records describing such work or other projects were destroyed on September 11, 2001. A December 2000 WTC property assessment described required renovation work to be completed within one year, upon steel columns within elevator shafts of both WTC towers that was immediately pending or already underway.

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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.


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


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".


A December 2000 WTC property assessment recommended immediate renovation work upon steel columns contained within elevator shafts of both WTC towers:


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.

However, Port Authority records detailing other work performed by Turner Construction and requested by NIST during its investigation of the WTC building collapses, were not destroyed on September 11, 2001.


Turner Construction Company occupied the 38th floor of WTC 1.

List of Tenants in One World Trade Center


Turner Construction particpated in the collection and disposal of the steel wreckage of the WTC towers following September 11, 2001.

Australia's Lend Lease has secured the contract to manage the clean-up operation at New York's World Trade Center site ... will also be in charge of AMEC Construction Management, Turner Construction and Tully Construction, which have been contracted to work on the site.


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



You continue to do absolutely amazing work. I realize we can't assume that these connections automatically mean Turner Construction is a culprit, but it certainly puts them high on the list of suspects. Great investigatory work, my friend.

Thanx All

Credit to James Gourley for the NIST records and the nano-materials research of Kevin Ryan.

It seems nearly certain that expidited major work was being performed upon the WTC steel columns within the elevator shafts just before 9/11. (there were reportedly 15 miles of elevator shafts within the WTC towers.)

Turner Construction does have a history of asbestos abatement work.

How is it that the PA of NY/NJ records obtained by NIST were not destroyed as they claim the ones for Turner Construction were?

A strange coincidence that Turner Construction had a relationship with one of the very few organizations developing nano-sized energetic materials (NAVSEA/IHNSWC)?

This might (or might not) be

This might (or might not) be related:

Don Dahler, elevator malfunction, ABC 9/11 11:47

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Great work Aidan!

You have turned up so many "interesting" connections between Turner Construction and 911. I think you are onto something very important. You are a relentless birddog! Thank you for your amazing research. Keep it coming.

Yes Aidan, thank you for

Yes Aidan, thank you for your continuing research and perseverance. You are truly an inspiration!

"A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves" – Edward R. Murrow



Tom Leppert & George Bush are "neighbors".

Tom Leppert is the Mayor of Dallas. Prior to becoming Mayor, he served as CEO of Turner Construction and he also served on the Board of Directors for Washington Mutual at the time of its seizure on September 25, 2008. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Leppert

Tom Leppert lives in a 5 million dollar home (9525 Alva Ct) about a mile south of George W Bush. http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&q=9525+ALVA+CT+dallas,+tx+75220&ie=UTF...
Bush home--> http://www.buzzfeed.com/buth/george-w-bushs-dallas-home
Leppert has assisted in writing parts of Presidential speeches. http://online.cmc.edu/NetCommunity/Page.aspx?pid=777&srcid=227

There has been speculation that Tom Leppert may make a run for the Texas Senate with Hutchison retiring.

Recently, Leppert has been pushing a downtown Dallas Hotel deal which would be dynamically subsidized by the City of Dallas. Belo Corporation has a vested interest in such a move (with major real estate holdings downtown). Belo owns The Dallas Morning News and the local ABC affiliate, Channel 8. Often, there is controversy surrounding favored contractors who are associated with Leppert. http://cityhallblog.dallasnews.com/archives/tom-leppert/
The local area Ron Paul Group and others have opposed this idea of a taxpayer funded Hotel.

Sounds like more 'the dog ate my homework' BS

Where are/were there home offices? Whoever heard of a construction company that only retains copies of records at the sites where projects are being undertaken?

Aidan Monaghan, FOIA detective, relentlessly

chasing down the perps one document at a time.

Now we need to find out how much of which raw materials they were bringing in to the Indian Head Naval Surface Warfare Center during the years prior to 9/11.

It is these networks of individuals, companies and government organizations that I find the most interesting and rewarding in the effort to solve the criminal puzzle that is the 9/11 operation.

Keep up the great work, Mr. Monaghan, you are a true hero of the movement!

Be well.

The truth shall set us free. Love is the only way forward.

Great Work, Aidan

We are getting an idea how the operation was logistically carried out.


with Thermite / Thermate?

These guys have been trying to "RENOVATE" the CONSTITUTION for years.

John Warner National Defense Authorization Act.


Patriot ACT 1

Patriot ACT 2

Department of "Homeland" Security.

They call it AmeriKA.

Its time We The People get them to realize there is only ONE WAY to spell it.

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it

Pinnacle Work Aidan

Hats off to you, Aidan. This is some powerful info which brings us even closer to the actual mass murderers. Thank you and bless you.

Aidan, just wow as usual!

Aidan, just wow as usual! It's largely your blogs and FOIA's which have helped convinvce my friends and family to investigate what they thought they knew, as well as others. Your work is amazing, thank you.

Is this all solid info?

Was Leppert head of Turner on 9/11?

Who else controlled the company?

How can we find out who was doing what on that World Trade Center construction project? The city of NY must have some records?

Can we tie any personnel from Turner back to intelligence?


great work, Aidan

one detail; this part-

"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"."


gave me the impression i would find this quote, "only reliable source of aluminum nanopowders in the United States" at the highbeam link, but it doesn't appear in that article- the other 2 quotes do. The "aluminum nanopowders" quote does appear here:

thanks for what you're doing.



................Too Damn cool !.........................You be the man !

Who Signed Sakher "Rocky" Hammad's WTC Basement Level Pass?

"A photo ID pass for Sept. 5 found on one of the men charged with fraudulently obtaining a Tennessee driver's license from a Memphis woman gave him access to the six underground levels of the One World Center building.

But which tenant hired Sakher 'Rocky' Hammad, 24, to work on its sprinklers is lost, said Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman Alan Hicks on Friday.

Hammad told federal authorities that he was working on the sprinklers six days before the twin towers were brought down by terrorists, court testimony revealed this week.

But Hicks said the Port Authority, which owned the building, did its own sprinkler work, and that any other work involving sprinklers would have been arranged by an individual tenant.

"We don't know (which one) because all our records were destroyed in the World Trade Center, as were some of the people who know that," Hicks said.

Small details about the five Middle Eastern men arrested Feb. 5 with Tennessee driver's license examiner Katherine Smith are slowly surfacing. Smith died Sunday in a fiery car crash, a day before she was to appear in court..."


Also see:
Fiery death raises fears of terror link
"Smith had been scheduled to be arraigned last Monday on federal charges of helping five Middle Eastern men from New York obtain fraudulent Tennessee drivers' licenses.

One of the men, authorities say, drove from New York to Memphis on Sept. 11 -- the day of the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. And one of them, at the time of his arrest, was carrying in his wallet a pass to the trade center dated Sept. 5....

...Authorities say Sakher Hammad told them that he is plumber and that he and his cousin were in the tower to work on the sprinkler system. New York authorities have no record of a plumber's license for either cousin...

...The day Smith was to appear in court, her car sat in an FBI garage in Memphis, the champagne finish bubbled and streaked with trails of melted rubber window stripping. The upholstery was burned away. Police couldn't even tell if Smith had been wearing a seat belt.

However, they had found a residue of gasoline on her body. The fire, the FBI determined, was intentionally set."


Sakher Hammad linked to Michelle Obama???

After I posted this, I looked a bit deeper into this case, and just recently someone connected Sakher 'Rocky' Hammad (and the company he worked for, "Magic Plumbing & heating"), to Michelle Obama's sister in law...

Posted Sun, 15 Mar 09:
"On September 20, 2006, in a startling coincidence of similar names, Kelly J. McCrum Robinson (wife of Michelle Obama’s brother Craig Robinson) sells her Chicago condominium to a person named “Osama Barakat” for $376,500. The property is located at 1525 S. Sangamon, Unit 707. The Cook County property parcel number is 17-20-232-050-1168. Listed as creditor on the real estate transaction is Burlew Plumbing and Heating of New Jersey. Burlew allegedly owns Magic Touch Construction Company, located at 59 West Front Street in Keyport, New Jersey. Located at that same address is Magic Touch Plumbing and Heating. On September 11, 2001, Sakher “Rocky” Hammad drove from New York City to Memphis, Tennessee. Hammad was later arrested by the FBI in connection with an illegal driver’s license scheme. In Hammad’s wallet was found a security pass giving him access to the World Trade Center on September 5, 2001, and a business card for Magic Plumbing and Heating. Hammad stated he was a plumber, and had worked with his cousin on the WTC sprinkler systems. New York authorities have no record of a plumber’s license for Hammad or his cousin. Hammad’s mother lives in Jordan or Gaza. (Some have theorized that the WTC towers collapsed because their sprinkler systems were not functioning properly.) "



Excellent research Aidan.

I looked up Turner and found a Centennial Edition of the corporation's history. From that history:

"Leppert was a generation younger than Gravette, an alumnus of the Harvard Graduate School of Business, and one of an elite who had served as White House fellows during the Reagan years. He had been a partner at McKinsey & Company, the preeminent consulting firm that dominated
the rarefied field of strategic planning, and more recently he had managed the assets of successful corporations with large and diverse holdings. Gravette recognized in Leppert a rare intelligence and a richness of experience in contemporary commerce that would be invaluable in leading the
Turner board, and in 1998 he made him chairman.

Leppert has proved to be just the bridge to the 21st century that Gravette was seeking. Early on, he
became an advocate of Turner’s move to establish business units dedicated to unique segments of the construction market, irrespective of project location. He brought the perspective of a new generation into broadening the company’s business, products and services, and expanding recruiting and training efforts, including network-based programs for professional education (Turner Knowledge Network) and the use of technology. During the first few years of his administration, the company recorded the largest volumes of work in its history."

McKinsey & Company Consultants are trojan horses. They are destroyers of businesses.

Jeff Skilling had been a McKinsey Consultant before being hired by Enron.

This is some of the most

This is some of the most important historical research I have seen in a long time. Truly wonderful. Thank you.

To this old Kennedy asassination "buff," connecting the dots to include the Mayor of Dallas is just too weird. Does he have a brother who is #2 at the CIA by any chance?

- omniadeo

Turner Motive

This is really a no brainer after you look at this page on Turner's website:


I did a webpage on 'Greening the Schools' 4 or 5 years ago:


First Henry C. Turner Prize For Innovation In Construction Techn

Guess who won?

"Leslie E. Robertson, P.E., F.ASCE. His path-breaking 50-year career as a structural designer has significantly advanced the engineering and construction of tall buildings around the world. He is responsible for the structural design and construction of three of the world's six tallest buildings, including the World Trade Center in New York."


The prize was partly for "...the first use of prefabricated multiple-column and spandrel-wall panels to resist the lateral force from hurricane winds and to allow column-free interior space (World Trade Center, New York, circa 1972), the first use of a space-frame megastructure and outrigger or hat system for a high-rise building (United States Steel Headquarters, Pittsburgh, Pa. -- now USX, 1970), and The creation of the shaftwall system now almost universally used for fire-resistive walls in high-rise buildings."

- omniadeo