Architect Yamasaki, WTC & how an Insider Built the Worlds Largest Illusion


This is an excellent research article by Steve De’ak, posted from Lets Roll Forums.


Why is this man smiling?

Have you ever wondered how the CIA goes about constructing their buildings? Do they put out a bid request to the private sector, or do they have their own building department for such things; or do they bring in the Army Corps of Engineers?

Being an agency of spies and depending on the intended use of the building being constructed (e.g. office space, or a weapons research lab), one would think the CIA need to be very careful when contracting architects, engineers and builders. If I were a spy, I would think getting my hands on the blueprints for the headquarters of the enemy would be a pretty big deal; and consequently I would carefully guard my own blueprints, not to mention the guy who drew them. The buildings used for clandestine intelligence work are undoubtedly designed and built differently than would be your average mall.

This is an old and touchy subject, the relationship between the builder and the client; and it is impossible to discuss that relationship without mentioning Freemasons. I do my honest best to avoid Freemasons when it comes to 9/11; it is not necessary to discuss the masonic details which become self-evident as the veil is lifted, and I only do so now for context. However much the brotherhood’s symbolism permeates the 9/11 story, I feel scrutinizing Freemasonry is a waste of time which also tends to weaken the impact of the evidence. Too often a masonic discussion devolves into an Illuminati discussion; with the term “Illuminati” tending to lower the credibility of the person using it, an effect beneficial to perception managers eager to distract attention, assuage fears and diffuse suspicion. Nonetheless, when researching Minoru Yamasaki, I couldn’t help but think of the ancient stonemasons:

“Early operative Freemasons, unlike virtually all Europeans except the Clergy, were Free — not bound to the land on which they were born. The various skills required in building complex stone structures, especially churches and cathedrals, allowed skilled masons to travel and find work at will. They were lodged in a temporary structure — either attached to, or near, the main stone building.[21] In this lodge, they ate, slept and received their work assignments from the master of the work. To maintain the freedom they enjoyed required exclusivity of skills, and thus, as an apprentice was trained, his instructor attached moral values to the tools of the trade, binding him to his fellows of the craft.”

Throughout history, the people who could afford the expense of castles and cathedrals had a special relationship with the people who were able to build them. The guilds of builders were practically the only people allowed to leave the lands on which they were born. Simply put, the builders effectively became one of the powers behind the throne, the guys with the literal keys to the back door of the kingdom. Allegedly this is from whence the “Freemasons” of the 17th century sprang, with America being the jewel in their crown of accomplishments; however little actual stonework was involved in that dubious achievement.

This relationship certainly exists today, with top-secret clearances required for architects and builders of today’s government strongholds, and it is this history that keeps nagging at me the more I read about Minoru Yamasaki’s pauper-to-prince success story; one that could only be written in America.

Was Yamasaki groomed to construct props for a thirty-year CIA con-job? Let’s review.

  • During a time when other West-Coast Japanese-Americans were being put in internment camps, with the help of a Detroit-based architectural firm with ties to the defense industry, Yamasaki was able to move his family from Seattle to New York City.


  • Shortly after World War II he designed buildings for the government and for the CIA, among others. Later he even designed a Federal Reserve Bank Building.


  • He had a reputation for designing buildings to the specifications of the client whether or not they made sense; being discreet and compliant where other architects might have balked.


  • The WTC was built to make a patriotic statement rather than to provide office space; the Twin Towers were marketed from the beginning as national icons on par with the Statue of Liberty, when actually they represented international capitalism, elitism and arrogance, everything for which our military and intelligence services stand.

Corporate Feudalism

To believe the Twin Towers were synonymous with America makes no sense unless you consider multinational corporations to be as American as apple pie. There is nothing about freedom and liberty in corporatism, just ask Mussolini, and there was no louder statement of corporatism than the twin phalluses of New York City. They were not natural American icons, they were marketed American icons. They represented capitalism, big-business, big-finance, and big-government, but NOT America, yet still every celebration…excuse me, every anniversary of 9/11 is bathed in red, white and blue tears of outrage, a clear indication of a propagandist’s dig at a never-healing wound.

Hold on. When I refer to “America”, what am I thinking? Am I thinking “Americans”, and when I think of Americans, am I thinking of me? I just re-read my last paragraph, and wonder what the hell was going through my mind. Of course the Twin Towers were natural American Icons; they were hollow, corrupt shells held together with flimsy, easily broken connections. All it took was the right leverage to bring them down; they were the perfect metaphor for America, and that’s precisely why they were built, to be destroyed.

They were conceived at the end of WWII by men who had the world by the balls. Their audacity and arrogance knew no bounds, just look at the size of those towers! They created an absurdly out-sized effigy of America, authored a contrived story and supplied a cast of cartoon characters to burn it down. They knew we’d believe it because we believed the news reels claiming they nuked the Japs; and after they laid the Moon Landings on us, they knew we’d believe anything as long as it was on the TeeVee.

Nowadays however I am convinced the towers were built as props for a decades-long scam; I have my reasons for reaching this conclusion and have touched on some of them here, however I have the researchers at LetsRoll Forums to thank for this enlightenment; they crossed the line from conspiracy theorists to historians and have discovered what I consider the keystone to uncovering the truth: for most of their lives, the towers were empty, hollow shells; and never were they “cities within the city”. The implications are strong that they were built specifically for a 9/11-type event, possibly with that very day in mind all along.

This article is not about the Hollow Towers though, only a supplement to their story. When considering the towers might have been built as props in a 30-year screenplay, certain coincidences become apparent; take the Islamic connection for example.

Shortly after 9/11, Slate published an article that tried (unsuccessfully) to illustrate that Osama bin Laden targeted the WTC in part because he resented the Islamic flavor of Yamasaki’s architecture; and that may well have been the straw that broke the proverbial camel’s back:

“Having rejected modernism and the Saudi royal family, it’s no surprise that Bin Laden would turn against Yamasaki’s work in particular. He must have seen how Yamasaki had clothed the World Trade Center, a monument of Western capitalism, in the raiment of Islamic spirituality.”
[/quote]The idea is a bit silly that in addition to hating America for occupying the holy land, not to mention hating us for our freedoms, Osama targeted the WTC in part because the architecture defiled Islamic spirituality; but however silly the premise, the article does shed light on the relationship between Yamasaki and Saudi Arabian construction projects. It should be noted that in those days (as it is today) it was very difficult to build any large Saudi construction project without involving Bin Laden Construction:

“As a scion of the Binladin contracting firm, destined to inherit some portion of its vast operations, Osama Bin Laden would certainly have been aware of Yamasaki’s Saudi Arabian projects. Indeed, his family may have built them. (Minoru Yamasaki Associates won’t say, but the Binladens were involved with almost all royal construction.)”

[/quote]It should also be noted that at the time Yamasaki was riding high in Saudi Arabia building large government projects with the likely help of Bin Laden Construction, the CIA was basically running the country:

“If postwar America became, in the words of Harvard anthropologist Enseng Ho, “an empire without colonies,” then Arabia was certainly part of that invisible empire. We Americans built Aramco, built the company towns of the Eastern Provence, built the Dhahran air base…

…The Saudi intelligence apparatus is modeled after our CIA – and for decades American intelligence officers, often embedded inside Aramco, were the closest of advisers to the king.

…We aligned ourselves with Wahhabi royalists and against secular Arab nationalists, and when the House of Saud was threatened by Saddam Hussein’s occupation of Kuwait in 1990, we sent an army of half a million Americans to defend the Kingdom. All of this was done because of our desire to control Arabian black gold.”
[/quote] Source

There is a history there, and that history could have given birth to stories like the one linked below. Are these stories planted rumors designed to further confuse an already confused issue; or are they rumors borne of the overlapping history of Bin Laden Construction and of Yamasaki? Or is there any truth to it?

“I knew why. Because, when I was there, there were these engineers from Saudi Arabia, actually part of the Bin Laden construction company, because Yamasaki [WTC main architect] worked with them and built them up…and they started in Arabia and worked for Yamasaki, and was doing all kinds of things for them, airports, schools, doing very large projects…and he just brought them over. And I saw these guys…these swarthy looking guys wandering around, and some of them were asking me “where would you put demolition devices?” “Well, I’m not really an engineer, but I’m curious to know [laughing] why, why would you put things in to demolish it, when it’s not even built?” Then he replied “Well, that’s the way things are going now.” Here’s why.”

Regardless of the true or false rumors behind the Twin Towers, the history can’t be denied. Whatever the reasons for their being constructed and whatever the reasons for their being destroyed, their destruction DID spark a Global War On Terrorsim. Whether or not Yamasaki was an “asset”, the construction of the Twin Towers DID give pretext to another asset, Osama bin Laden to publicly declare war against the USA; giving credence to the Official Story that al Qaeda jihadists were responsible for 9/11. And finally, the destruction of the Twin Towers gave pretext to the US Military to invade the world. The whole tinny, tawdry, thirty-year tale fairly screams, “Hegelian dialectic!”

Yamasaki’s tie to the CIA-backed Saudi construction industry isn’t the only coincidence when it comes to 9/11; with the Saudis, the CIA and the Bush family lies a coincidence that simply can’t be ignored; but that’s a subject best left for another time.

Blast From The Past

Yamasaki was a perfect mark to be manipulated. He and his family were Japanese at a time when racism was state policy and America was at war with Japan. They were vulnerable, dirt-poor, and living on skid row:

“Yamasaki had grown up in Yesler hill, the Seattle neighborhood that gave birth to the term skid row, originally a nickname for the log slides that once carried timber down to the waterfront and later, of course, an insulting slang term for a slum – like the neighborhood.”
[/quote] Source

Before the war, Yamasaki’s story read like a fairy tale nightmare of Americana; if he hadn’t been in that role, America would have needed to invent him. A desperately poor son of Japanese immigrants puts himself through school during the Great Depression while living and studying in a racist country soon to be at war with the native land of his parents.
He was suspected and accused of spying, yet he was allowed to design a naval station:

[quote]When he married his Japanese-American wife two days before Pearl Harbour, it looked like foreknowledge and he was investigated by the FBI. After a thorough vetting, he was allowed to work on the design of a naval station, but found himself constantly reported as a spy.”
[/quote] Source

During WWII, when most Japanese-Americans were being rounded up and put in cages, Minoru Yamasaki was able to roam freely. Details are few as to why Yamasaki was granted freedom over so many others, but it seems he could thank the architectural firm of Smith, Hinchman and Grylls:

“After moving to New York City later in the 1930s, Yamasaki enrolled at New York University for a master’s degree in architecture and got a job with the architecture firm Shreve, Lamb and Harmon, designers of the Empire State Building.

In 1945, Yamasaki moved to Detroit, where he was hired by Smith, Hinchman and Grylls. The firm helped Yamasaki avoid internment as a Japanese-American during World War II. He also sheltered his parents in New York City during this time. Yamasaki left the Detroit firm in 1949 and started his own partnership.”
[/quote] Source

The accounts don’t explain HOW Smith, Hinchman and Grylls helped Yamasaki avoid internment, or why they helped him in 1942 but didn’t hire him until 1945. According to the records Yamasaki worked for Shreve, Lamb and Harmon from the late thirties until being hired by Smith, Hinchman and Grylls in 1945. The problem I have with this story is timeline.

Yamasaki was a native nisei whose parents were issei living in King County, the heart of the Seattle Japanese population when evacuations began there in 1942, three years before Yamasaki’s move to Detroit to work for Smith, Hinchman, and Grylls, the firm that assisted his family to avoid internment. “Public Proclamation 21” went into effect in January of 1945, so by the time Yamasaki moved to Detroit, Japanese-Americans were no longer interred. Source

Who were these architects from Michigan anyway? Why would a Detroit-based firm assist a New-York based architect employed by a different firm? The story itself sounds odd. Why wouldn’t Yamasaki’s employer in New York help him? Why did Smith, Hinchman & Grylls step up to help? Was this firm like the Schindler of architectural firms?

Furthermore, the Japanese population of the West Coast was generally encouraged to move east, not that folks east of California wanted them, but if Minoru was already in New York, why would he require the help of anyone to move his parents East? How much was bus fare to New York from the slums of Seattle? The more I looked at that narrative, the less sense it made so I started following the only lead I had; Smith, Hinchman & Grylls.

Why is it when researching the WTC, almost everywhere I turn there’s a weapons contractor?

During the Great Depression, Smith, Hinchman & Grylls almost went out of business, and during WWII they survived by building ammunition plants for the military:

“They survived the Great Depression with small jobs from existing clients, a major commission in 1935 from the University of Michigan, and, in the late 1930s, new corporate plants and municipal facilities. During World War II they built ammunition plants.”

Ah, an architectural firm with ties to the defense industry; that sounds about right. Perhaps I’m getting too paranoid for my own good, but I can’t imagine why an architectural firm relying on building government ammunition plants during a time of war with Japan would stick-out their necks for a Japanese-American architect employed by a competitor in another city. Call me crazy, but this story just doesn’t flow; even so, the deeper you dig the weirder it gets. It turns out Smith, Hinchman & Grylls were doing more than just building ammunition plants; they were contracted by the Department of War during the site selection process for nuclear weapon production facilities:

“The Director of the Engineering Division, Roger S. Warner, Jr., took the next logical step. He engaged an engineering consulting firm, Smith, Hinchman & Grylls, to make a detailed
comparative survey of Fort Peck and Pocatello. The firm began
work on January 5, 1949, and presented its interim report
exactly one month later, concluding that Pocatello was preferable
on many grounds.

The congressional questioning of the AEC staff responsible
for hiring Smith, Hinchman & Grylls led to a number of
embarrassing revelations about the entire selection process. The
Director of the Engineering Division was criticized for awarding
the contract on the basis of a recommendation by someone from
another agency.”

Well that didn’t help clear up anything at all. Yamasaki was spared internment by an architectural firm whose bread and butter were the defense industry, and later, during his employment with the firm, they were involved with the mother of all hoaxes, the Manhattan Project. But wait, there’s more:

[quote] “The New (CIA) Headquarters Building was designed in the early 1980s by the Detroit architectural and engineering firm of Smith, Hinchman & Grylls.”
[/quote] Source

Like a stonemason from the middle ages, Yamasaki appears to have had friends in high places. Even before the creation of the CIA, it is clear somebody up there liked him, and for whatever their reasons, they used their clout to keep his family out of a cage and give him employment in a firm with very strong ties to the military industrial complex. But talk about gratitude! After saving his family’s asses, he abandoned Smith, Hinchman & Glylls and opened his own firm in competition and in the same year went on to design the U.S. Consulate in Kobe, Japan, just four years after the end of WWII.

Was he so good that he could land a gig like that in a country the US military had so recently conquered, or was he just that well-connected? I say he was the Company architect, or one of them, and he was not so much good at it as he was good and quiet about it. He would do as he was asked, and not ask questions.


“Minoru Yamasaki will forever be remembered alongside America’s most profound architectural disaster. Whatever he was before 2001—which was dead, maligned, and mainly sliding away into obscurity—he is forever after the designer of the most ambitious modern structure ever to end up as a gaping hole.”
[/quote] Source

Much has been written about Minoru Yamasaki, and much of it is not flattering. He was not the most respected architect in history by any means, and certainly wasn’t considered one at the time he was chosen to design the WTC. Yamasaki and Associates was a relatively unknown firm which once selected raised eyebrows, and not just because of his lack of notoriety. The firm’s experience was called into question:

[quote]“Carol Willis, Historian: Yamasaki was a very strange choice for the architect of the world’s tallest buildings, because he had never been a commercial architect, and especially of skyscrapers or of high-rises — his previous buildings had been mid-rises of 20 or so stories. He was not one of those architects who was particularly emphatic about a structural engineering solution. One thinks of his earlier work more in a decorative vein. He was interested in the play of light and shadow on the surface of a building. So that his previous buildings seemed almost delicate in scale, and wholly out of proportion to the ambition of the commission of the Trade Center.”[/quote] [quote]
Paul Goldberger, Architecture Critic: He felt that sort-of standard issue modern architecture was harsh and unwelcoming and cold. And he wanted to make architecture warm. So he kept doing these buildings that were sort of delicate. A lot of his stuff had these funny little gothic arches and it looked kind of cute, in a weird way.”
[/quote] [quote] “Paul Goldberger, Architecture Critic: They thought they were actually making kind of a leap to a sort of “high art” architect. Yamasaki was actually a kind of low-end “high art” architect. He was not one of the more admired ones by architectural historians and critics, but he was nonetheless sort of somewhere in the bottom of that group. And this was of course for him the opportunity of a lifetime.”

Out of the 12 firms considered, it was Yamasaki’s awarded the contract. Why Yamasaki?

“Eric Lipton, New York Times Reporter: They also wanted someone who was not so old and established and also set in his ways that they couldn’t, you know, twist his arm and get him to agree to do what they wanted to do. They wanted someone who was creative, but they also wanted someone that was going to listen to Guy Tozzoli and to Austin Tobin. And they got that in Minoru Yamasaki.”
[/quote] Source

“Yamasaki’s firm was selected for the design of the World Trade Center precisely because he could be counted on to be agreeable, to accommodate the developer’s demands. It gave him ulcers, but Yamasaki made real the visions of America’s leaders—and left everyone else to suffer the consequences.”

Below are some further supporting passages from the book, “Twin Towers: The Life of New York City’s World Trade Center”, Rutgers University Press (November 1, 1999), Pages 46 and 47:

[quote]”Incidentally, if you’re going to build a great project, you should build the world’s tallest building.” Briefly then, the seed of this ambitious scheme came from neither architectural nor engineering considerations. It was a marketing device to attract tenants. …
…The planners of the trade center were acutely aware that they were doing a new thing, that it was a new idea. Because of its novelty, considerable risk was involved. At stake was the Port Authority’s money and the planners’ careers. Surprising as it may now seem, at that time in the United States, international trade accounted for less than 3.8 percent of the gross national product. And of that sum, 80 percent was being handled by large multinational corporations, to whom a world trade center meant nothing since they already had well-established international activities. Tozzoli and his planners were worried because they were betting their careers on building this complex as an income-producing entity. This was a task complicated by the fact that they had to follow the rules of the legislation, which specified that at least 75 percent of the tenants had to be either directly involved in international business or in servicing it. Tozzoli recalled, “I came to the conclusion, with Austin, that the only way to achieve that was to build the world’s biggest project.”…

…Tozzoli thanked the three architects who had been on the study team and let them go. He went on to seek out a new architect a Japanese American named Minoru Yamasaki, born in Seattle.”…

…So the Port Authority gave Minoru Yamasaki the program to be accomplished, but left him free on how to render it in space. Thus the actual plan would be left up to the architect, …

[/quote]They were saving the gig for him, that’s some pretty heady stuff, plus, they were building the towers as a marketing gimmick, and they were fine with whatever design he came up with as long as it met the Port Authority’s guidelines. The rest was up to the quiet, unassuming Japanese guy from Seattle.

Well were his buildings any good? Sure, but not all of them. It turns out his buildings were no strangers to disaster; as of last count, three of his projects were destroyed by explosives and/or fire.

The Pruitt-Igoe Houses project in St. Louis, Missouri was hated so badly it had to be dynamited, but what I consider the crème de la crème is the National Personnel Records Center in Overland, Missouri. This huge concrete building was built to house the personnel records of much of the Army and Air Force. Paper records for the Military. The building was constructed per the client’s wishes without a fire extinguisher system. No sprinklers in the hall of records and you guessed it, *poof* up in flames after multiple arson attempts, incinerating decades’ of military records in the process.

“A building commissioned in 1951 by the Department of Defense was built without a sprinkler system, and then burned in a spectacular fire. That building, the U.S. Military Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri, housed 38 million individual service records and 4,000 employees. When it was completed in 1956, the six-story concrete and aluminum behemoth was one of the twenty largest buildings in the world.

Less than twenty years later, in July 1973, a fire tore through the building, burning out of control for more than two days. It was the weekend of the official end of the draft, and the news was all bombs and impeachment. Over the previous two years, the Records Center had reported a dozen small fires, all started intentionally. This one, set shortly after midnight on July 12, appeared to be another case of arson. No one died in the blaze, set when only 50 employees were on duty, but sixteen to eighteen million military personnel files, many of them irreplaceable, were lost. Today, the Personnel Records Center informs those seeking information that, as a result of the fire, it cannot provide access to 80 percent of army files on personnel discharged between 1912 and 1960, as well as 75 percent of air force personnel discharged between 1947 and 1964. Information about hundreds of thousands of veterans vanished from the face of the earth.“

[/quote]Architects have always played a major role in the shaping of civilizations, just ask the Freemasons. Minoru Yamasaki designed castles for modern royalty, and for better or worse his work profoundly shaped what passes for civilization today. Was he a spy? I don’t know, but if he wasn’t he must surely have been surrounded by them.

Yamasaki was right there at the beginning and the end of it all; the beginning and end of the war with Japan, the beginning of the covert colonization of the Middle East, the beginning of the CIA and the start of the Cold War.

The New World Order needs its architects, after all.

Here’s to Minoru Yamasaki; a guy who helped build the props used to fool the world. Again.

Below is a partial list of his work:

National Personnel Records Center in Overland, Missouri
Commissioned: 1951
Completed: 1955
Overcome by fire 12 July 1973
Employees: 4,000
Acreage: nearly 5

Pruitt-Igoe Houses, St. Louis, Missouri
Commissioned: 1951
Completed: 1954
Dynamited 15 July 1972
Capacity: 12,000 residents
Acreage: 55 acres (34 still vacant)

World Trade Center, New York, New York
Commissioned: 1962
Completed: 1976
Bombed from parking garage 26 February 1993
Casualties: 6
Hit by airplanes 11 September 2001
Casualties: 2,823
Workers: 50,000
Acreage: 16 acres, redevelopment to be determined

Urban Redevelopment Plan, St. Louis, 1952
Gratiot Urban Redevelopment Project, Detroit, 1954
University School, Grosse Pointe, 1954
U.S. Consulate, Kobe, Japan, 1955
Pruit-Igoe Public Housing, St. Louis, 1955
Lambert-St.Louis Airport Terminal, 1956
McGregor Memorial Conference Center, Wayne State University, Detroit, 1958
Reynolds Metals Regional Sales Office, Southfield, 1959
Michigan Consolidated Gas Co., Detroit, 1963
U.S. Pavilion, World Agricultural Fair, New Delhi, India, 1959
Dhahran Air Terminal, Dhahran Saudi Arabia, 1961
Federal Science Pavilion, Seattle World’s Fair, 1962
Queen Emma Gardens, Honolulu, 1964
North Shore Congregation Israel, Glenco, Ill., 1964
Northwestern National Life Insurance Co., Minneapolis, 1964
Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, 1965
Century Plaza Hotel, Los Angeles, 1966
IBM Office Building, Seattle, 1964
Manufacturers and Traders Trust Co., Buffalo, 1967
World Trade Center, New York, 1976
Eastern Airlines Terminal, Logan International Airport, Boston, 1969
Horace Mann Educators Insurance Co., Springfield, Ill., 1979
Temple Beth El, Birmingham, 1974
Century Plaza Towers, Los Angeles, 1975
Colorado National Bank, Denver, 1974
Bank of Oklahoma, Tulsa, 1977
Performing Arts Center, Tulsa, 1976
Rainer Bank Tower, Seattle, 1977
Federal Reserve Bank, Richmond, Va., 1978
Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency Head Office, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 1981
Founder’s Hall, Shinji Shumeikai, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, 1982
Eastern Province International Airport, Saudi Arabia, 1985


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9/11 LINKS INDEX – Victim Fraud, Media Fraud

Radio Shows – Jim Fetzer. Deanna Spingola, Debbie Lewis:

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The 9/11 FraudulentTruth Movement: A Conspiracy 30+ Years in the Making


Fraudulent Hero’s of 9/11

9/11 World Trade Center Props

World Trade Center Publicity Stunts:

Exif/IPTC Metadata:

Video: Fraudulence on 9/11

Death Certificate #0001:

Social Security Death Payments & Other SSDI Related Evidence

The Hollow Towers & Pre-Demolition of WTC:

The World Trade Center Lighting & Picture History:

The Elevators at WTC on 9/11 and the Trapped People:

Revisiting the World Trade Center Phone Calls:

Fireman Actors on 9/11:

New York City Fire Department 9/11 Fraudulent Victims

Stand In Actors on 9/11:

Flight 11 Frauds:

Flight 175 Frauds:

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PRESS RELEASE: World Trade Center Occupancy FOIA PANYNJ * 1972-2001 – Let’s Roll Forums

PRESS RELEASE: World Trade Center Occupancy FOIA PANYNJ * 1972-2001 – Let’s Roll Forums.


World Trade Center Occupancy FOIA * 1972-2001
by; Dave Cole, Larry McWilliams & Phil Jayhan



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The following link is to a spreadsheet that the Lets Roll Forums obtained through a FOIA request made by Dave Cole. What we requested from the Port Authority of New York New Jersey was in essence a surprise occupancy audit of the World Trade Center. What we requested;

1. A complete listing of all occupants of the world trade center, from the time they were finished to the time they went private, in 2001.

2. Listing of occupants by floor and by space

3. Listing of occupants leases, with the start and end dates of those leases.

What we received back was shocking and in no way anticipated. Please open this spreadsheet now in another browser tab, so you can have this open and go back and forth as your reading this story. (right click, open link in new tab)

LETS ROLL PRESS RELEASE: World Trade Center Occupancy FOIA * 1972-2001

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You might be surprised to discover that floor 7 of the North World Trade Center went completely unoccupied throughout the entire life of the building and was only rented out for the first time on 11/23/1998.

Floor 7 was the floor directly above the lobby of each tower, in essence, it is floor #1, from street level. Floor 7 was prime real estate, as the rent was more expensive in the towers as you went higher. The prestige value. Thus floor 7 was far cheaper then floor 89.

For 26 years, floor 7 of the North Tower was totally vacant. From 1972 until 1998. This also means that during the 1993 bombing that this floor was completely unoccupied. Larry will touch on this in a follow up post as he spent dozens and dozens of hours scouring these sheets with regards to the 1993 bombing vs. occupancy, and it is a top notch story all in it’s own.

This long streak of unoccupancy for floor 7 would come to a halt on November 23, 1998, when LANDMARK EDUCATION CORPORATION moved into suite #118. We were told through various sources that the world trade center had occupancy issues through the years, and suppose this highlights that issue. In summary floor #7 was unoccupied for 26 years, and not a single time in those 26 years did one of the elevators crack open on that floor, except for maintenance. Imagine the very first floor above the lobby as you walk into those magnificent buildings having cold bare unfinished floors for 26 years. No lights, no activity whatsoever. A dead floor.


Sometimes when things are just so bad, a billionaire needs to step in to save the day. Word must have finally reached David Rockefeller in 1993 that his precious Twins were repulsive real estate that apparently no one wanted, so he had his Bank, BANK OF AMERICA CORP. move into floors 9 & 10 of the North Tower in October and December of 1993, some 21 years after the WTC completion ceremonies. (lines 4 & 5 on the spreadsheet)

Floor 9, Suite 901 – 10/8/1993
Floor 10, Suite 1001 – 12/5/1993

**The World Trade Center bombing happened on February 26, 1993 for your information.

So lets recap here for a moment. The North Tower (think antenna, as it is the tower with the antenna) The North Tower, floor 7, went totally unoccupied until November of 1998, 26 years of vacancy.

While floors 9-10 went totally unoccupied until late 1993, some 21 years of total vacancy, this bad spell of hard WTC luck would finally be broken by a merciful billionaire who we are told moved some of his Bank of America offices into the world trade center.

This also means that for 28 years the elevators never once stopped at floor 7 of the world trade center, and the same goes for floors 9 and 10 until late 1993. These would have been closed floors and the elevators couldn’t have even stopped, being electronically locked out. If I don’t have your attention by now, it only gets better, just give it a little more time.

Floor 11 of the North Tower went totally unoccupied until 1993, when David Rockefeller would step in again to save the day and pave the way by moving yet more Bank of America offices into the north tower. (line 11 of the WTC FOIA occupancy sheet) Please see lines 6 through 15 to see the other corporations we are told that followed David Rockefeller’s charge. 8 other companies total we are told.

We are also starting to see another pattern here, something which Larry researched and made known and will also be following up this post with. So far, during the 1993 bombing, floors 7-9-10 & 11 are unoccupied.

ALL ABOARD! Next stop – Floor 12

The elevators never stopped at floor 12 of the north tower until David Rockefeller stepped in yet again to save the day on 9/13/1993, again, after the 1993 bombing. Bank of America would be the only alleged occupant of floor 12 during the entire life of the structure. Floor 12 went totally unoccupied for 21 years. (Reference line 16 of Occupancy FOIA)

So now, at the time of the 1993 bombing, floors 7-9-10-11 & 12 were totally unoccupied. Are you wondering how long this pattern will continue?

Nobody likes being on floor 13, the unlucky floor. And it wasn’t any different at world trade north tower 1. David Rockefeller would step in to save the day yet again by moving more of his corporate offices into wtc 1, floor 13, on 4/8/1994.

And also into floor 14 on 10/7/1994. Both floors 13 and 14 went totally unoccupied and vacant until 4/8/1994, the elevators never stopping there until then, we are to presume. Also after the 1993 bombing. So far we have floors 7-9-10-11-12-13 & 14 totally unoccupied at the time of the 1993 wtc bombing. And for the better part of the life of the towers as well.


Now that I whet your appetite, and set Larry up for his following story, lets press the elevator and go back down to the lobby and stroll on over to the South Tower and take a ride up to the top this time, stopping at floors 104, where we were told AON Corp and Sandler Oneill & Partners had offices. Please scroll down to line 906 and 907 on the Occupancy FOIA.

Whats missing from this FOIA occupancy sheet? If your looking at lines 906 and 907, you should be seeing the name Sandler Oneill & Partners. Yet they are not listed. We requested in this FOIA all occupants of the world trade center, from the time they went up to the time they became private, 6 weeks prior to 9/11. Sandler Oneill & Partners are strangely absent from the list of occupants that had leases. They never had a lease. Go ahead and scour those sheets, feel free, you will not find them. The problem this raises immediately is how did 66 of their 171 employee’s perish in a buiding that they never held a lease at during the entire life of the building?

Larry discovered this. And this is the most singular significant discovery in this FOIA. A Corporation alleged to have lost 66 of its 171 employee’s that never had a lease with the NYPANJ.

The average payout from the victims compensation fund (VCF) was roughly 2 million dollars. This means at minimum Sandler Oneill and Partners “employee’s” received roughly 132 million dollars from the government VCF.

And probably a whole lot more because the average payout of the VCF was 2 million. This means some were much higher, and some much lower. The higher paid executives received more compensation the way the fund was set up. The more they made, the more their family, in theory would receive.

The strangeness certainly doesn’t end there for floor 104, WTC 1. We find on the Occupancy FOIA a corporation which isn’t listed in most, if any of the other official lists made public through the years, at wiki and such.


SHEARSON/LEHMAN BROS – Ring a bell anyone?

Many people are not aware that there was other emergency relief funds set up by the government after 911 besides the victims compensation fund. (VCF) The victim compensation fund was 7 billion dollars. There was also another much larger fund called the Business Compensation Fund. (BCF)

There is probably good reason that you weren’t aware of this fund. And that’s because of its sheer size. 38.4 billion dollars was set aside for WTC corporations by government and insurance companies. This makes the total combined worth of both government funds to be roughly 46 billion dollars. The largest recipients of these funds were of course, investment Bankers. It was a pre-cursor to the leave no bank behind act Bush and Obama would later set up. And went to many of the same corporations.

The mystery here with Shearson/Lehman of course is why they are not listed on most, or possibly any of the public lists that were peddled to us after 9/11 yet listed on this Occupancy FOIA?

See note below. Sandler Oneill is listed at wiki. To see the link it is below picture.

NOTE: Sandler Oneill and Partners are listed here at Wiki, though they are absent from the above picture.

South Tower – (No antenna) WTC 2

According the Occupancy FOIA, AON Corp occupied 8 floors total in WTC 2, South Tower. 98-105 (please reference lines 895 to 909 of the occupancy FOIA) AON shared only floors 101 – 105 with Shearson/Lehman, with Shearson/Lehman alleged to have also occupied floor 106 by itself.

Now for another jaw dropping eye opener; Lets dissect this Occupancy FOIA a different way now. Lets look at some of the high upper floors and see when the first time this prime NY office space was leased;


Floor 86: FOIA line #514 – WORLD TELEPORT ASSOCIATION – 7/1/1998
Floor 87: FOIA line #521 – LT LAWRENCE & CO.,INC. – 1/15/1998
Floor 88: FOIA line #526 – P.A.(WORLD TRADE CENTER) – 8/1/1999
Floor 89: FOIA line #535 – CIIC GROUP (U.S.A.) LTD. – 2/17/1994
Floor 90: FOIA line #551 – CHUGOKU BANK, LTD. – 9/1/1991
Floor 91: FOIA line #561 – NEW JAPAN SECURITIES RESEARCH – 6/1/1990
Floor 92: FOIA line #567 – CARR FUTURES, INC. – 2/1/1998
Floor 93: FOIA line #568 – FRED ALGER MANAGEMENT, INC. – 6/1/1998
Floor 94: FOIA line #570 – J&H MARSH & MCLENNAN, INC. – 9/1/1998
Floor 95: FOIA line #571 – J&H MARSH & MCLENNAN, INC. – 9/1/1998
Floor 96: FOIA line #572 – J&H MARSH & MCLENNAN, INC. – 9/1/1998
Floor 97: FOIA line #573 – J&H MARSH & MCLENNAN, INC. – 11/1/1998
Floor 98: FOIA line #574 – J&H MARSH & MCLENNAN, INC. – 11/1/1998
Floor 99: FOIA line #575 – J&H MARSH & MCLENNAN, INC. – 11/1/1998
Floor 100: FOIA line #576 – J&H MARSH & MCLENNAN, INC. – 11/1/1998
Floor 101: FOIA line #577 – CANTOR FITZGERALD SECURITIES – 9/1/1997
Floor 102: FOIA line #578 – LOWER MANHA CULTURAL COUNC – 9/1/1997
Floor 103: FOIA line #579 – CANTOR FITZGERALD SECURITIES – 9/1/1997
Floor 104: FOIA line #580 – CANTOR FITZGERALD SECURITIES – 9/1/1997
Floor 105: FOIA line #581 – CANTOR FITZGERALD SECURITIES – 4/1/1979
Floor 106: FOIA line #597 – WINDOWS ON THE WORLD – 12/15/1994
Floor 107: FOIA line #598 – WINDOWS ON THE WORLD – 10/1/1999
Lets Roll Forums Table Created by; Phil Jayhan –

This same cross section from the South Tower will be added to the story tomorrow.

Occupancy Issues:

What this shows us is something far different then we were told and sold. We have been told through various sources that their were occupancy issues with the twins and that they also had their highest occupancy at the time of the attacks, which we are told was at 95% occupancy.

We were never informed that the most prime real estate in New York City, in both Towers, never leased until a year or two before 9/11, in most cases. Why? Because it would have been extremely suspicious to people, especially since all of the controversy the PTB knew would be after 9/11.

Had they told us this, we would have started investigating the companies at the WTC and questioning their alleged employee losses a lot sooner then 9 years out.


How is it possible, especially considering what happened with the world trade center, to see that all of the upper floors were leased only a few years prior to 9/11? That’s an incredible expanse of time, 26 years in most case, some 28 years, where for instance floor 88 had bare floors and no tenants until 1999. The elevators in the north tower never stopped at floor 88 until mid 1999. Might I ask at this time how it is possible that any lights were ever on on floor 88 before 1999? The entire tops of these towers should have been darkened at night between the years 1972 and 1997-98.

There were no tenants. No tenants means no lights and dark floors, both during the day and at night, as lights in the WTC were visible in both daytime and night.

This has all the appearances that the companies were moved into the towers at the very end for the very purpose of 9/11. Either in reality or on paper. These towers were nearly unoccupied for their entire life, and then miraculously found a 95% occupancy heart beat on in 2001, just prior to 9/11.


This is one of those paradigm changers. What you know of the world trade center is a legend that was created and manufactured for your consumption. Any of the documentaries that were created prior to 9/11, about the world trade center, were created by the “builders” of the WTC, and made to create and sell a manufactured legend. The legend was that there were 50,000 people who worked in these towers by and large, for the better part of their life, as they were designed and built for. AS you have just seen, this isn’t even remotely close to being true.

Between Dave Cole, (kawika) Larry McWilliams and myself, we have spent hundreds of hours studying this occupancy FOIA request over the last 6 months or so, and we haven’t even scratched the surface yet. We would like to request that all of you as a group take lots of time studying this so that collectively we miss nothing. This FOIA is a goldmine. It’s the gift that keeps on giving, a mine that never runs dry. We believe that we have given you an accurate overview of the material so that you will know and be able to scour the spreadsheet as we did and know how to spot things. We need all of your help.

To say that there were occupancy issues is a gross understatement. The official story seems more then just a little bit hollow.

Phil Jayhan, Dave Cole & Larry McWilliams

Note: This story is the result of the FOIA we obtained and many months of research and thoughtful dissection of the material with many phone calls and off the charts collaboration.

Radio Shows – Jim Fetzer. Deanna Spingola, Debbie Lewis:

*** IMPORTANT: Please use this link below for visual aids while listening to the interviews;

9/11 World Trade Center Props
World Trade Center Publicity Stunts:
Exif/IPTC Metadata:

Video: Fraudulence on 9/11
Death Certificate #0001:
Social Security Death Payments & Other SSDI Related Evidence
The Hollow Towers & Pre-Demolition of WTC:
The World Trade Center Lighting & Picture History:
The Elevators at WTC on 9/11 and the Trapped People:
Revisiting the World Trade Center Phone Calls:

Fireman Actors on 9/11:
Stand In Actors on 9/11:
Flight 11 Frauds:
Flight 175 Frauds:
  • Triplets Separated at Birth – Edward H. Luckett, Carlton Bartels, Michael Tarrou
  • Flight 77 Frauds:
    Flight 93 Frauds:
    The 911 Jumper Frauds:
    North Tower Frauds:
    Pentagon Stage Props – Pentagon TV Fakery:
    Pentagon Fraudulent Victims on 9/11:
    Media Complicity and Fraud:
    Media 9/11 Memorial Frauds:
    The 9/11 Memorial Wall:
    9/11 & WTC Corporate Fraud:

    Gatekeepers of the Alternate Media:

    Pending Research Requests from Lets Roll Members:
    MISC: Great Research Links on this Material above:
    Former Stickies for the Hussled Masses:
    9/11 Related Murders:

    Fl# 93: Mark Bingham – 9/11 “Lets Roll” HERO Proven to be a Fraud! – Let’s Roll Forums

    Mark Bingham – Exif/IPTC Data 8/30/2001! 13 Days before 9/11!

    Here is a rather large blunder on the part of CNN or AP Press; Mark Binghams Exif/IPTC data shows as 8/30/2001. Some 13 days before 9/11, complete with a working bio and obituary, all carefully prepared, or in this case, not so carefully prepared some two weeks before 9/11! It is no wonder that CNN went removing so many hundreds of pictures from their CNN Memorial page, only weeks after breaking the Mike Rivero/John Wenckus story. Mark Binghams picture being one of them.

    There are some major issues and screw-ups in the digital IPTC data. And it is damning. Does anyone here think that it is a coincidence that Mark Binghams picture was removed from the CNN Memorial archive, especially when we now know that the picture was prepared weeks before 911 chock full with an obituary & has this information openly available in the Exif data? The original picture of Mark Bingham showing the exif data of 8.30.01 can still be viewed at the Web Archive:

    The picture being taken day, from our understanding is overwritten when the picture is edited, as in this case, with the white side bard which says Family Photo/AP Press and also the obituary which is embedded into the digital coding of the picture. For that picture being taken day to be anything before 9/11 is extremely damning, as long as the picture is like the one above, edited, with an obituary.

    When someone edits the picture, the IPTC data is overwritten and the picture being taken day is changed to the day of the last edit. Since this picture is from 1993 graduation, 8.30.2001 cannot be anything other then when the picture was last edited and prepared for it’s 9/11 release. Before 9/11!

    Mark Bingham was one of the “Lets Roll Hero’s”

    Mark Bingham was scripted with being one of the hero’s on 9/11. For whatever reason. My own guess is that the people who were allowed to play the role of hero’s were well connected individuals. Mark Bingham is the person who allegedly made a cell phone call to his Mother from Flight 93 and told her; “This is Mark Bingham Mom, your son,. You believe me right..” [From memory – citation needed] We were told he, Todd Beamer and a few others then rushed the arab hijackers and crashed the plane.

    Perhaps someone should email these people and inform them someone just took out one of their hero’s.

    [TABLE] Mark Binghams CNN Memorial PageWeb Archive

    Name: Mark K. Bingham
    Residence: San Francisco, CA, United States
    Occupation: owner, The Bingham GroupLocation:
    UA Flight 93 Related: tribute
    Updated:January 2, 2002[/TABLE][TABLE]Mark Bingham – Legacy page

    United Flight 93

    Mark Bingham, 31,
    of San Francisco,
    owner of The Bingham Group, a public relations firm.

    Mark Binghams picture & obituary made before 9/11

    Notice how it says how he was killed, 13 days before 9/11? Just who is Mark Bingham anyway? We were told that he was an openly gay man. President of his fraternity. And told that he nearly missed his flight, Flight 93. We were told the plane actually had closed its door and then reopened it to allow him to board.

    Yet we know now that Flight 93 never happened. That Mark Bingham never showed at the airport, nor did any of the other 246 passengers and crew. FYI – We were also informed quietly via the FBI that the Flight 93 drama never occurred. This came out in trial of one of the alleged hijackers;

    9/11 Flight 93 Passenger Uprising Theory Discounted – LA Times

    Yet Mark Bingham was scripted with being one of the hero’s. Was he already dead before 9/11? Did he ever really exist? If so, is he still alive? While we have this extremely damning evidence which is even better then an actual smoking gun, it should still be noted that there is still a mystery here as to just who Mark Bingham was. Yet this answers in a very direct way, peoples questions as to what happened to the passengers. They were created fictions, and various other categories of prepared aliases.

    See Larry’s article on the different categories of ‘carefully prepared aliases.’

    To think that this information was hidden inside all these pictures all these years without anyone noticing. Information which effectively tells us that the pictures were frauds, and made beforehand, complete with obituary and bio!

    Just to point out the high caliber proof this represents, ask yourself; Would you rather take your time showing somebody that cell phone calls cannot be made from commercial aircraft, or would you rather simply show them how the pictures of the alleged victims and victim hero’s were created before 9/11?

    Mark Bingham is not in the Social Security Death Index nor is he in the Victims Compensation Fund: Why not?

    [TABLE]Name Birth Death Age Last Address of Record Last Benefit Issued By SSN ToolsOrder Record?

    BINGHAM, MARK 28 Jan 1951 May 1981 30 (not specified) 02664 (South Yarmouth, Barnstable, MA) Massachusetts 025-42-9353

    BINGHAM, MARK 06 Nov 195415 Aug 1994 3919154 (Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA) (none specified)Pennsylvania182-48-1642

    BINGHAM, MARK O12 Jun 1966 12 Jun 2000 (P)34(72)(none specified) Idaho 518-98-0345

    BINGHAM, MARK 30 Dec 1964 24 Aug 1996 (V)3177045 (Houston, Harris, TX )(none specified) Colorado524-31-6549 [/TABLE]

    Exif/IPTC Digital Data hangs them!

    This leaves no doubt as to whether or not the pictures and alleged victims were carefully prepared aliases. Mark Binghams picture was in someones file and prepared and ready to use some 13 days before 9/11. Sonia Morales Puopolos Exif/IPTC digital data reads April 3rd, 2001, some 6 months or more before 9/11! And there is little doubt in my mind that this is the very reason why CNN was pulling hundreds of pictures off their CNN Memorial pages after breaking the story about Mike Rivero possibly being John Wenckus.

    So apparently we struck a nerve at CNN and someone with a sharp eye went through the pictures and removed all the obvious pictures with obvious exif/IPTC digital data issues.

    Imagine spending 10 Billion dollars and hundreds and hundreds of thousands of man hours on pulling off 9/11, and then to have the entire operation be proven false because someone out there took a single memorial picture and ran it through a free exif data viewer! They had us where they wanted us. Arguing about what 911 evidence is best and whats crap and keeping us hopelessly divided all along. But I think these new discoveries, by their mere preponderance, will change everything in the 9/11 landscape.

    When we see his mother and stepfather giving testimony about the days events on 9/11 and their alleged son Mark Bingham, their story isn’t very believable at all.

    YouTube- ‪Mark Bingham’s Mom‬‎

    YouTube- ‪Alice Hoglan, mother Mark Bingham, ABC, 17:55, 9/12‬‎

    YouTube- ‪CNN Alice Hoglan laughs about sons call‬‎
    9/11 LINKS INDEX – Victim Fraud, Media Fraud

    Death Certificate #0001:

    The Hollow Towers & Pre-Demolition of WTC:

    Flight 11 Frauds:

    Flight 175 Frauds:

    Flight 77 Frauds:

    Flight 93 Frauds:

    The 911 Jumper Frauds:

    North Tower Frauds:

    Media Complicity and Fraud:

    Media 9/11 Memorial Frauds:

    The 9/11 Memorial Wall:

    9/11 & WTC Corporate Fraud:

    Pending Research Requests from Lets Roll Members:

    MISC: Great Research Links on this Material above:

    Former Stickies for the Hussled Masses:



    via Fl# 93: Mark Bingham – 9/11 “Lets Roll” HERO Proven to be a Fraud! – Let’s Roll Forums.

    911 Ripple Effect Video – New 911 Video Sweeping the Web! by William Lewis of Bridgestone Media

    Posted by: Phil Jayhan, September 21st, 2007

    Link to this 911 Video with this code below, or go to this link and find your html code there!