Larry Silverstein on the collapse of WTC 7 (2 clips)
WTC 7 was replaced by a new 52 floor tower known as 7 World trade center tower. The milestones for the tight replacement programme from one who ought to know, were as follows:
- April 2000: First design meeting after deciding to "get on with it":
- September 2001: "Pullit" (Demolition)
- May 2002: Construction begins-
- May 2006: Building completed
Of course, demolition of WTC 7 was a necessary prelude to construction of the replacement building. Planning for controlled demolition would be a critical part of this. If we presume that the building was wired, ready to go on 911, the last piece of the jigsaw falls into place.
"You can't make this stuff up".