World Trade Center
Monday, August 20, 2007
Professor left 9/11 book as legacy
Manuscript is about her son who died in trade center blast, and pilot who crashed plane.
Francis X. Donnelly / The Detroit News
ANN ARBOR -- Marilynn Rosenthal was a distinguished sociologist known for her dogged pursuit of the culture of medicine, but that wasn't the last thing she studied before her death Aug. 9.
Her final research was more personal: Why was her son murdered?
For five years, she worked on a book about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Joshua Rosenthal, 44, a pension portfolio manager who worked on the 94th floor of the World Trade Center, died after a hijacked plane struck the south tower.
"She was interested in learning, intellectually, what happened," said her daughter, Helen.
Marilynn Rosenthal, 77, professor emerita at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, focused the book on two people: her son and Marwan al-Shehhi, who flew the plane into the trade center.
August 18, 2007
Fire at Building Damaged on Sept. 11
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 5:54 p.m. ET
NEW YORK (AP) -- A four-alarm fire in the abandoned Deustche Bank skyscraper sent a plume of gray smoke trailing above ground zero Saturday afternoon as firetrucks and police cars raced through lower Manhattan to reach a building already decimated by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The tower, left vacant since 9/11 turned it into a toxic nightmare, had flames on multiple floors, according to the Fire Department. Construction crews had already dismantled 14 of the building's 40 stories, reaching the 26th floor on Tuesday.
The cause of the fire was unknown, but smoke pouring from the burning building was visible from midtown Manhattan and the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. NYU Downtown Hospital reported its emergency room was treating at least one patient brought in from the blaze.
The acrid smell of smoke, which hung over the neighborhood for days after Sept. 11, returned to lower Manhattan along with the wail of emergency vehicles.
On 9/11/2001 flight 175 dropped into a deadly nose dive and locked in to position on a collision course with the south tower. With unearthly precision, the plane banks the whole time zeroing in on the towers at full speed.
NOTE the very last tilt to the left the plane does just before impact - Looks very AUTOMATIC!
I have a hard time embracing the 'No Plane Theory'...
THE AQUARIAN 1 posted links to parts 1 & 2 of this movie under the History Channel message boards thread "Questions no 911 Conspiracy wacko can answer and never will!" (http://boards.historychannel.com/thread.jspa?threadID=700001777&start=30). Although it was originally posted on YouTube a little under three months ago I thought I'd repost it here for those 911Blogggers who have yet to see it.
Directed By Danny Gosser. Cinematography by Rene Aguirre.
THE ROOT part 1
THE ROOT part 2
From The Times
July 9, 2007
Minister has to deny linking Bush to 9/11 attack
Charles Bremner in Paris
A French Cabinet minister sought yesterday to play down remarks in which she appeared to say that President Bush may have been behind the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001.
Christine Boutin, 63, Minister for Housing and Town Planning in President Sarkozy’s Government, said that her comments had been distorted in a video that was circulated on the internet.
During an interview with a small French television channel in November, Ms Boutin was asked if the Bush Administration might have been involved in the destruction of the World Trade Centre in New York, and the attack on the Pentagon. “I think it is possible,” she said.
Justice Dept. ripped on 9/11 benefit case
BY ERNIE NASPRETTO
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Posted Thursday, June 28th 2007, 4:00 AM
A federal judge slammed as "arbitrary" the government's denial of survivor benefits to a longtime Jericho volunteer firefighter killed at the World Trade Center on 9/11.
Federal Claims Court Judge Marian Blank Horn said the federal government should have recognized the volunteer firefighter status of Glenn Winuk. Her decision cleared the way for his family to receive $250,000.
"It's not about the money. It's never been about the money. It's about recognizing the sacrifice this man made," said attorney Andrew Maloney, who worked pro bono for Winuk's parents.
Winuk, 40, was not married and had no children.
Research team receive threats after releasing 9/11 simulation
By Mikel Livingston
Publication Date: 06/27/07
The research team behind a scientifically rendered 3-D animation of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center is beginning to experience the effects of its 2 1/2 year project – not all of which is positive.
The animation, which depicts the crash of American Airlines Flight 11 into the North Tower, was placed on Purdue's Department of Computer Science Web site in early April and has since garnered nationwide media attention from CNN.com and NBC news.
"It is not easy to see the tragedy in such vivid detail," said Christoph Hoffmann, a computer science professor and a lead researcher for the project. "But (the animation) has generated a lot of debate, which is positive."
But, as the team has since found, there is a darker side to success.
Whitman on hot seat over 9/11 aftermath
By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer
Ex-EPA chief Christie Whitman denounced as "downright falsehoods" the criticism of her assurances that it was safe to breathe the air around the fallen World Trade Center.
"There are people to blame. They are the terrorists that attacked the United States, not the men and women of all levels of government," Whitman said Monday at a hearing where she faced some of her toughest congressional critics.
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, a Democrat whose district includes the World Trade Center site, called the hearing after years of criticizing federal officials for what he says was a negligent and incomplete cleanup after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
He opened the session by saying the Bush administration "has continued to make false, misleading and inaccurate statements, and refused to take remedial actions, even in the face of overwhelming evidence."
Whitman, the main focus of much of that criticism, called such allegations "misinformation, innuendo and downright falsehoods."
June 22, 2007, 10:48 am
9/11 Simulation Taxes Purdue Servers
By Sewell Chan
It’s unusual for an academic computer-science department to brag about its prowess on YouTube, but that’s exactly what happened this month after Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind., released a study into the causes of the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
A two-year Purdue University study released this month supports a federal agency’s conclusion that the impact of the hijacked jetliners stripped away fireproofing material, causing the weakened towers to eventually collapse under their own weight.
The video is a counterpoint to the conspiracy theories that still surround the collapse of the World Trade Center (and such outspoken figures as Rosie O’Donnell appear to be sympathetic to these arguments).
Posted: Wednesday, 20 June 2007 10:41AM
Top White House Aide Defends Handling of 9/11 Air Problems
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top White House official on Wednesday defended the government's handling of post-Sept. 11 air contamination at ground zero.
"In all instances, federal agencies acted with the best available data at the time, and updated their communications and actions as new information was obtained,'' James Connaughton, head of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, said in prepared testimony to a Senate panel led by Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Clinton, D-N.Y., has sternly criticized the government for not doing enough to protect ground zero workers and lower Manhattan residents from the tons of toxic dust released by the collapse of the World Trade Center.
An internal government investigation found the Environmental Protection Agency offered public assurances in the days after the attacks without scientific data to back up those claims.
Here is a rather huge collection of ’collapses’
Each clip contains titel, comment and source:
9/11 survivor calls for new inquiry
18 June 2007 | 12:16
CONSPIRACY theorists marched through Ipswich town centre campaigning for an investigation into the 9/11 terror attacks.
Around 15 people from the Ipswich Truth Campaign took part in the march on Saturday where they denounced the official story of the 2001 atrocity as a “pack of lies”.
The event was also designed to raise awareness of a talk being given in Ipswich by William Rodriguez, a janitor working at the World Trade Centre on September 11 who was later decorated for his heroism in rescuing survivors.
Mr Rodriguez claims he heard an explosion prior to the plane striking the North Tower and believes it was in fact the US government which was behind the attacks.
Carl Friar, march co-organiser, said: “There should be a reinvestigation into 9/11 because we don't have all the information.
Last night I saw Richard Gage's presentation on Google Video about the collapse of the WTC. It was the first time I heard that insurance companies covering buildings were able to hike up their premiums by 2000% after 9/11. No wonder they don't want to tangle with Larry Silverstein. Each and every one of them has everything to gain by remaining quiet and everything to lose through infighting.
Thursday, 14 June 2007
JPMorgan to build bank tower at 9/11 site
JPMorgan Chase & Co plans to move its investment bank to a new tower at the office complex to be built on the "Ground Zero" World Trade Center site, a source familiar with the situation has said.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the government agency that controls the site, said in April that it was negotiating with the No. 3 US banking group about building an office tower just south of the complex that was destroyed on September 11, 2001.
New York State Governor Eliot Spitzer alerted reporters in an advisory that he was holding a news conference on Thursday about a "major economic development announcement."
Video shows aftermath of 9/11 collapses
June 13, 2007
Purdue faculty members have created a scientific animation of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center that shows what happened to the towers after planes crashed into them. The project was funded in part by the National Science Foundation.
WHAT IT SHOWS
The animation shows how a plane went through several stories of the north tower and the effect the plane's body and fuel had on the structure as well as the effects of glass, dust and other factors in the destruction of the tower.
The simulation found that the planes peeled away shortly after impact and the engines flew through the building like bullets.
WHAT WAS FOUND
Confirming another simulation, the Purdue model showed that it was the 10,000 gallons of fuel that caused the most damage, knocking out essential structural columns and removing fireproof insulation.