Was the term "PULL IT" and industry term prior to
Much has been made about the term
For a refresher, Larry Silverstein said
I remember getting a call from the, er, fire
department commander, telling me that they were not sure they were
gonna be able to contain the fire, and I said, "We've had such
terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is pull
And they made that decision to pull and we watched the building
Is "pull it" an industry term?
The closest thing I could find to a citation on
this was a comment on a forum from someone in the
industry responding specifically to that
"I've had enough. The term "pull
it" means pull it over. The term isn't used much today,
because of the modern equipment used by demolition contractors.
Fifty years ago wrecking contractors were less affluent, they
depended more on ingenuity in the work place than on equipment.
This was especially true when large buildings were taken down with
hand labor. In those situations most interior and exterior walls
had to be cabled and "pulled" in onto floors. Before you "pulled"
the walls you would place old truck tires on the floor to cushion
the shook and maintain the integrity of the floor your working on.
In those days wrecking contractors would often attach cables to
trucks or a dozer to collapse a section of a building or whole
buildings. With advent of backhoes, skid loaders you don't have the
need for cabling that you did in those days"
Sounds pretty damn reasonable to
As a matter of fact it sounds VERY
To me, it seems obvious anyone who doesnt
understand "pullit" was mean as a demolition term,
especially, in the context Silverstein used it, is
probably a disinfo agent.
lets see what the authority on WTC7
Web research supports the theory that
Silverstein's remark was part of a calculated distraction. The
pull-it remark is copied by hundreds of websites, many citing the
remark from the Ground Zero worker about Building 6 as proof that
to 'pull' means to demolish. However, searching
sites specific to the demolition trade does not
support this meaning of 'pull'.The
following Google searches of the two best known controlled
demolition sites in October of 2003 did not return any results
indicating that pulling and demolition are
Searching Google with the query
demolition pulland filtering out
sites referring to the Silverstein pull-it remark returns
only one result
in about 10 pages of results that uses 'pull' to
City staff have contacted the property owner by
to request that he obtain a demolition permit and pull down and
demolish the building
A review of the numerous websites that assert that
Silverstein's remark constituted an admission of demolishing WTC 7
is revealing. Few such sites note that the physical characteristics
of the collapse exactly match conventional demolitions, or that
fires have never before or since felled steel-framed high-rise
buildings -- two facts that constitute an overwhealming case for
the controlled demolition of WTC 7.
Instead, the pull-it controversy seems to
have created a distraction, eclipsing the case for
So WTC7.NET says it WASNT a demolition term ?
I have to take issue with his choice of google
First, he talks about the google query
and says to filter out sites
reffereing to Silverstein's "pullit" remark.
It sounds like he did this, and had only
BUT, he fails to provide a
Well, to filter this properly, we need to do a bit
lets try this...
Results 1 - 10 of
about 584,000 for
demolition building pull -Silverstein -pull-it -911 -9/11
-"september 11" -derby -WTC
So, did he look at EVERY one of these 584,000
i doubt it.
If he did, he would have found
One has to wonder, if hes reall that dumb
Some of the results i found, were even posted
BEFORE September 11.
There no need to post all of them, i didnt
bother to even read them all,
I think my point is made with just a
This IS an industry term, and moreover, its just
plain common sense,
in the context that it was used.
828 results for for "pull down a
Date: January 9, 1996
TO: Vancouver City
FROM: City Building Inspector
SUBJECT: Demolition of Dangerous Building
City staff have contacted the property owner by
phone to request that he
obtain a demolition permit and
pull down and demolish the
however, the owner has demonstrated no desire to
Sept. 24, '98
Four executive members of the Atebubu youth association (AYA) have
been arrested by the police
over the demolition of a building which was
being rehabilitated for use as the office of the Atebubu town
Members of the association allegedly went on rampage and
pulled down the building
because, according to them "as a swish building, it
was not fit to be used as a town council office."
The next house erected in Seneca was a concrete stone building, put
up by Downing & Stewart;
the latter soon after selling to A. M. Smith. Downing &
Smith sold to L. J. McGowan,
who finally pulled down the building and
erected the substantial stone structure in which Hazard & Sons
now do business.
Sadly, this location is now history. The folks that opened
Coach and Horses years ago
finally sold out the land and building for development and the
dozer pulled down the building just last month.
The Gweru Synagogue complex was sold to a church, the KweKwe
one sold to the
Hindoo Community as a temple, I understand it has since been
Kadoma Synagogue was also sold to a church last year who pulled
down the building
and I understand built a larger complex on the site.
Ox’s hoof found in wall
‘When I lived at Lyddon House some twenty years ago, a very old cottage adjoining was pulled down.
The building was largely of rubble and one of the men engaged in
the task of demolition, found embedded in a wall,
the hoof of an ox shod with a miniature horse shoe
: the President soon spread his Lodgings westward on their present
and the old Hospital buildings were not pulled down.
The quadrangle was given its present appearance little more than a
hundred years ago.
In 1822 the north side was pulled
down. The building was said to be in a dangerous state of
but in fact the demolition was apparently
carried out at the instigation
of a faction among the Fellows during the long vacation.
The remains of the building, including the
were pulled down as unsafe in 1824,
and the Grammar Hall was restored and adapted by Buckler.
The story of Samson is paralleled in the history of a hero named
Zipanca, told of in the "Popol Vuh,"
who, being captured by his enemies and placed in a pit,
pulled down the building in which his
captors had assembled,
and killed four hundred of them.
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