Deutsche Bank Building
Two stories years apart yet seriously connected.
Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Manhattan: New indictments in 2007 death of 2 firefighters.
Deutsche Bank fire investigation concludes with indictments
NEW YORK - Manhattan District Attorney Robert Morgenthau announced Monday the results of the investigation into the August 18, 2007, fire at the Deutsche Bank building, located at 130 Liberty Street, in which Firefighters Robert Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino lost their lives.
Three individuals and one company have been indicted for manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and reckless endangerment in the deaths of the firefighters. Those indicted are Jeffrey Melofchik, the Site Safety Manager for the project’s construction manager, Bovis Lend Lease LMB, Inc.; Mitchel Alvo, the Director of Abatement, for Bovis’ subcontractor, The John Galt Corp., and Salvatore DePaola, foreman. GALT has also been indicted on the same charges.
In addition, the District Attorney’s Office has reached agreements with the City of New York and Bovis, which require the City and Bovis to institute major remedial safety measures.
Some people still have problems with the motive to demolish WTC 7 via explosives. I'll add one to the ones we already knew of.
I found this two articles in the last days and I'm safe to say that Lucky Larry had unbelievable luck with WTC 7, that was "deconstructed" on 9/11 itself, the clean-up costs paid by state and the insurance compensation of some 600 Million dollars for WTC 7 alone in his pocket. Now look at others who had not that kind of luck.
As for the current demolition schedule for the Deutsche Bank building, the source says that the goal ... is to have the building down by the end of the year. "We are working double shifts, six days a week with over 250 people in the building to insure that the building comes down as quickly but as safely as possible."
The source tells GlobeSt.com that the in the abatement phase and once the building is fully abated, the agency we will begin the deconstruction phase.
Grief, loss return to 9/11 firehouse
By Associated Press
Monday, August 20, 2007 - Updated: 06:28 AM EST
NEW YORK - Two more firefighters were dead, and once again the rituals of public bereavement were playing out in front of the brick firehouse in Greenwich Village, where a brass wall plaque lists the names of 11 men who perished on Sept. 11, 2001.
It began slowly, with early-morning dog-walkers pausing as they passed the big, red wooden door on Sixth Avenue. Then came men in blue shorts and FDNY T-shirts, grieving silently.
Soon there was a trickle of civilians carrying paper-wrapped bouquets from nearby florists. They deposited them at two impromptu memorials that steadily grew on the sidewalk. Black and purple bunting was draped over the door later yesterday afternoon. “A loss is a loss, but more so this time because it was at Ground Zero. It hits very close to home,” said Art Weber, 35, a firefighter from Clifton, N.J.
August 19, 2007 ~ "Mr. Bloomberg said there was “no danger” that the building would collapse "
Surprising that this 9 alarm fire had "no danger" of collapsing even though it was being torn down and had been severly damaged 6 years ago. It's also surprising that it takes 4 days to disasemble each floor, as described in another article about the building. See this article.
All that evidence and nobody seems to put it all together. And what about how this modern building became a "toxic waste dump"... how did all that toxic material get there??
It's also very telling what happens to steel when torches are used as seen in these pictures provided in the article. Notice the lack of slag in the DB steel compared with the imfamous WTC column pictured last:
Workers Finish Searching Deutsche Bank Building For 9/11 Remains
June 02, 2007
The city said Saturday that workers have finished scouring a service road and a building near the World Trade Center for human remains.
In all, about 1,400 human bone fragments were found at the former Deutsche Bank building and on a road used by construction vehicles to get in and out of the site.
Many of them were found after search efforts were renewed when utility workers found body parts in a manhole in October.
Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler says the city is now searching a sewer line beneath the site for September 11th remains. It also needs to comb through 1,000 cubic yards of debris from ramps that led to the tower and search the roofs of 130 Cedar Street and Fiterman Hall.
That work should be done by November.