- Sometimes certain events of a mystery are right under
the noses of the monopoly press. Either because they are lazy, or their
bosses will not let them write what they find, or whatever---parts of the
strange happenings remain unexplained, sometimes for years and years.
- A network reporter whispered into our ear, pressed to
the ground. Not an unusual happening for us. If they find out something
that is censored, and they cannot go with it, because of the higher-ups---well,
they know where the independent loudmouths reside. And sometimes for various
esoteric reasons, they owe us some favor. (Such as by digging up "dirt",
we got their boss off their back.)
- Before you consider some of the details, you have to
consider the following:
- [A] Some of what is contained hereafter as to certain
persons in the World Trade Center may remain unexplained and not completely
correct. So as to give those referred to the benefits of all doubts, that
they may, in fact, be innocent of complicity in 9-11.
- [B] BUT, possibly true and for the first time revealed,
are the details that happened right under the view of the oil-soaked, spy-riddled
American monopoly press.
- 1. Various details analyzed and compiled by others, strongly
support the view that the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City,
on September 11, 2001, did not suddenly collapse shortly after something---an
actual airplane, or a missile disguised with a hologram projection to simulate
an airplane somehow hitting the Towers and each entire plane getting
somehow swallowed up inside the buildings.
- Yet, aviation and engineering experts seriously doubt
that a huge airplane, wings and tail, could penetrate the buildings
hitting heavy reinforced pillars and such. Some question: how come the
huge wings and tail, from vibration and impact, did not fall off to the
ground below? How come Fire Department experts, on their walkie-talkies,
stated that they got high up in one of the buildings; that the fire they
saw was not that bad; and that other firemen should bring up hoses because
the fire could easily be brought under control. Yet, shortly after making
such a report, the buildings got pulverized and collapsed all the way down.
- 2. The youngest son of George Herbert Walker Bush, namely
Marvin Bush, is seldom mentioned in the monopoly press. Yet, there are
detailed articles available in search engines [such as <http://www.google.com/>www.google.com
MARVIN BUSH ] that Marvin was the director of a casualty insurance company
with coverage of the World Trade Center, and that the coverage was stopped
sometime before 9-11. Also Marvin Bush was a director of a firm that was
involved with the security of the World Trade Center.
- [For more details, review the known stories about FBI
Deputy Director, John P. O'Neill, an expert on counter-terrorism, who about
August, 2001, quit the Bureau because the Bush White House blocked him
from further investigating Osama bin Laden. Why? Clearly, because O'Neill's
probe would lead to the Bush Crime Family, the Carlyle Group, and related
banks and entities tied to Osama. O'Neill became the head of Security at
the World Trade Center, and about his first day of work was 9-11. He was
outside one of the buildings but was somehow lured inside where he perished,
- 3. Notice this strange series of events. A group of purported
German and Austrian artists apparently smuggled their way into the World
Trade Center. THEY LIVED FOR SOME TIME ON THE 91st FLOOR of one of the
- [What may or may not be relevant: the U.S. authorities
tried their best to torpedo a criminal action in Germany, following 9-11,
as to purported Moslem "terrorists" being implicated or in some
way blameable for the destruction of the World Trade Center buildings.
Yet, the head of the U.S. FBI and other top U.S. officials refused to show
up to testify as requested. The apparent reason? German counter-intelligence
was apparently pursuing an angle troubling to the U.S. Namely, that certain
Saudis, living for a while prior to 9-11 in Germany, were part of a high-level
U.S. government diversion to what really happened on September 11, 2001.
That is, that Osama and his cohorts were NOT actually involved. And because
of the data uncovered by German authorities, the supposed Moslem "terrorists"
were merely on what is known in espionage, as a "parallel track",
a trick to disguise the real events and make them like Lee Harvey Oswald,
a patsy, falsely blamed.]
- The German and Austrian purported artists were working
on a book while living on the 91st floor of one of the Twin Towers, in
an area that had been a warehouse, where they built a balcony.
- "In short, the book belies the extravagance of the
feat it seems to document: the covert installation, and brief use of a
balcony on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center, 1,100 feet above the
earth. Eight photographs---some grainy, all taken from a great distance--depict
one tower's vast eastern facade, marred by a tiny molelike growth; a lone
figure dressed in a white jacket, standing on a lectern-size box."
- "Balcony Scene (Or Unseen) Atop the World; Episode
at Trade Center Assumes Mythic Qualities", by Shaila K. Dewan, Metropolitan
Desk, New York Times, Saturday, August 18, 2001 (1645 words to story).
- More from the same article:
- "Still, how did a balcony escape the notice of one
of the most security-conscious office towers in the world? An examination
of the security system revealed that it was focused on the ground floor
and basement. Mr. Janka [one of the "artists"] said, adding,
"There's no surveillance on the facade itself".
- And more from the lengthy article:
- "Yet, since the Sunday morning in March 2000, when
the balcony was allegedly installed, and, 19 minutes later, dismantled,
the affair has taken on the outlines of an urban myth, mutated by rumors
and denials among the downtown cognoscenti."
- Yet, more:
- The four purported artists, "...the four, wearing
harnesses, unscrewed the aluminum moldings that hold the window in place
and used two large suction cups to remove the glass (air pressure adds
about 300 pounds to the effort). As warm air streamed past, they outfitted
the window with a cantilevered box, big enough for only one person at a
- The World Trade Center security apparently at first denied
to the New York Times and others that there was anyone living inside one
of the Twin Towers on the 91st Floor.
- 4. So, questions remain:
- ===were the purported "artists", escaping notice
of the WTC security and living on the 91st floor, a diversion for certain
persons who wired up the towers for internal explosions, to concide with
something striking the towers on 9-11? Did they know, or see anything,
while living inside one of the towers, by which they could be witnesses
to foul play? The "artists" may deny the whole thing as merely
a "prank". And vigorously deny any complicity in any dirty business
to bring down the towers. Until more facts are elicited, we must consider
the possibility that they may be entirely innocent. To prove they lived
in the building, the artists produced a bill proving a helicopter, paid
for by them, was used to photograph their occupancy of the 91st floor,
photos made from the outside through a window.
- ===the firm that got the contract to clear up the debris
after the collapse of the towers was Controlled Demolition, Inc. Is it
a mere coincidence that they are the same one specializing in taking down
old hotels and such, by internal explosives causing such buildings to fall
down on themselves. The firm was involved with what some contend was a
cover up in the rapid way in which the FBI wanted to remove all evidence
of what brought down the Federal Office Building, April 19, 1995, by multiple
explosions in Oklahoma City. The building was quickly smashed down and
the site covered up with cement, courtesy of the FBI and apparently with
the demolition firm.
- We are making every effort to attach a copy of the New
York Times article to this story.
- More coming. Stay tuned.
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- August 18, 2001, Saturday
- METROPOLITAN DESK
- Balcony Scene (Or Unseen) Atop the World; Episode at
Trade Center Assumes Mythic Qualities
- By SHAILA K. DEWAN (NYT) 1645 words
- The affair of the balcony ended, if indeed it ever began,
with the appearance in July of a slender book of curious title, obtainable
in very few places, one of them being an art gallery in a frosted storefront
on Broadway near Franklin Street.
- Called ''The B-Thing'' and produced by four Vienna-based
artists known collectively as Gelatin, the book is demure to the point
of being oblique. What little explanation it contains appears to have been
scribbled in ballpoint. Among the photos and schematic drawings, there
are doodles of tarantulas with human heads.
- In short, the book belies the extravagance of the feat
it seems to document: the covert installation, and brief use, of a balcony
on the 91st floor of the World Trade Center, 1,100 feet above the earth.
Eight photographs -- some grainy, all taken from a great distance -- depict
one tower's vast eastern facade, marred by a tiny molelike growth: a lone
figure dressed in a white jacket, standing in a lectern-size box.
- The contemporary art world, of course, is rife with acts
of subversion followed by boasting, which is known as ''documentation.''
In that context, the beauty of the balcony was that it so literally pushed
the envelope. Yet since that Sunday morning in March 2000, when the balcony
was allegedly installed and, 19 minutes later, dismantled, the affair has
taken on the outlines of an urban myth, mutated by rumors and denials among
the downtown cognoscenti.
- Although the book appears to seek notoriety, the artists
have gone coy. Their dealer, who witnesses say watched the event from a
hotel suite, now claims it never happened. Either the balcony was an elaborate
hoax meant to look real, or the inverse is true: it really happened, and
the closer it comes to being found out, the more those involved would prefer
for everyone to think it was a hoax.
- In the spring of 2000, Gelatin and 14 other artists shared
free studio space on the 91st floor, where the group's artmaking appeared
to consist of building a clubhouse out of cardboard boxes.
- But Ali Janka, a member of Gelatin reached by phone in
Vienna, said that the blindered view afforded by the narrow windows had
inspired them to find a way to step outside. ''After you have a certain
idea, you can't go back,'' he said, ''because everything else seems very
weak compared to it.''
- Mr. Janka was happy to talk about the project, at least
at first. After weeks of planning, he said, one night Gelatin -- he, Florian
Reither, Tobias Urban and Wolfgang Gantner -- waited in the studio until
dawn. At the appointed moment, the four, wearing harnesses, unscrewed the
aluminum moldings that hold the window in place and used two large suction
cups to remove the glass (air pressure adds about 300 pounds to the effort).
As warm air streamed past, they outfitted the window with a cantilevered
box, big enough for only one person at a time.
- ''The amazing thing that happens when you take out a
window,'' Mr. Janka said, ''is that the whole city comes into the building.''
- Other artists in the studio have heard rumors of the
balcony, but most are dubious. ''I can tell you that it never happened,''
said Geoffrey Detrani, whose space was next to Gelatin's. ''To remove a
window would be a pretty serious structural breach.''
- But Gelatin, fearing expulsion from the country, had
gone to great lengths to conceal their plot. The clubhouse afforded privacy
and storage. By prior agreement, the group confiscated all film and video
of the project taken by invited witnesses.
- Still, how did a balcony escape the notice of one of
the most security-conscious office towers in the world? An examination
of the security system revealed that it was focused on the ground floor
and basement, Mr. Janka said, adding, ''There's no surveillance on the
- That is true, said Cherrie Nanninga, the director of
real estate for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which until
recently ran the World Trade Center. Port Authority officials, shown a
copy of ''The B-Thing'' by a reporter, reacted with disbelief, then outrage.
Although their own investigation turned up no evidence, Ms. Nanninga said,
''we have no reason to believe it didn't happen.''
- Window removal is considered so dangerous that when it
is done the streets below are cordoned off, she said. ''It was really a
stupid and irrational act that in my view borders on the criminal,'' she
said, adding that the stunt had jeopardized the studio program, whose space
is donated by the Trade Center.
- Removing the window may have been dangerous, but according
to Walter Friedman, the owner of Dependable Glass, which performs that
service for the World Trade Center, it is not that difficult. All it takes
is four guys, some readily available equipment -- and nerve, Mr. Friedman
- Nerve is not something Gelatin lacks. They specialize
in projects that require participants to sign a waiver.
- In a piece called ''The Human Elevator,'' strong men
on scaffolding hoisted people to the roof of a three-story building in
Los Angeles. And patrons in Munich were greased with baby oil and invited
to slide naked down an esophaguslike chute formed by the bellies of a crew
of overweight Germans.
- Although Gelatin, which is representing Vienna in the
Venice Biennale, has not shrunk from physical risk, they seem to think
that merely discussing the balcony with a reporter was dangerous, perhaps
because they are currently seeking permission to live on a vacant lot on
Canal Street, as part of a forthcoming exhibition.
- ''If you write about the balcony, maybe you can just
not write about it too much,'' Mr. Janka called back to say after the initial
interview, the first of several calls protesting the appearance of an article,
despite the fact that the artists had published the book.
- To others involved in the project, it seemed reasonable
that the appearance of ''The B-Thing'' meant secrecy was no longer necessary.
Josh Harris, the Internet entrepreneur once known for holding extravagant
art parties, explained that Leo Koenig, the 24-year-old art dealer who
represents Gelatin, got him involved.
- The night before the B-Thing, Mr. Harris said, he rented
a top-floor suite at the Millennium Hilton, across the street from the
Gelatin studio, and invited people to what guests described as a night
of decadence. Near dawn, he and several others took cameras and boarded
a helicopter, communicating with Gelatin via cell phone.
- ''We had to fly twice around the building before we could
see them,'' said Mr. Harris, who is thanked in the book.
- Afterward, Gelatin appeared at the hotel, where their
success was toasted at a euphoric breakfast, according to five other witnesses,
including Tanya Corrin, a video producer and writer, and David Leslie,
a performance artist. ''We just applauded the gutsy originality of it,''
Ms. Corrin said. ''I think we all left feeling, wow, we just did something
amazing, and nobody knows.''
- Mr. Koenig now says the balcony never happened and, at
any rate, he didn't see it. The book, which costs $35 and was printed in
a run of 1,200 copies, is meant to provoke questions about its veracity,
- At the suggestion that the project might have been faked,
Mr. Harris seemed almost offended. He produced March 2000 credit card bills
bearing charges of $2,167.44 from the Millennium Hilton and $1,625 from
Helicopter Flight Service.
- At about the same time that Mr. Harris was digging up
proof, Gelatin was removing almost every trace of it from their Web site.
- Moukhtar Kocache, the director of the studio program,
insisted that the photos of the balcony were obviously faked. But digital
manipulation experts disagreed. George Dash, the co-owner of Nucleus Imaging
on East 30th Street, and a colleague, John Grasso, used magnifying loupes
to examine a copy of ''The B-Thing.'' Neither could detect inconsistencies.
''The angles are all too perfect,'' Mr. Grasso said. ''It looks real to
me. Absolutely. I've been doing this for 22 years.''
- The balcony may be an art prank in the lineage of Yves
Klein, who in 1960 disseminated a picture of himself leaping blithely out
a window, an image revealed years later to be the product of deftly spliced
negatives. But in its audacity, it seems more akin to tricksters who tested
the limits of the World Trade Center in the 1970's, including Philippe
Petit, who walked a high wire strung between the towers.
- ''This building needs things like that to happen, because
otherwise it would die inside,'' said Mr. Janka, who was under the impression
that Mr. Petit had been deported for his action.
- Although the Port Authority has not yet decided what,
if any, action it will take against Gelatin, Mr. Janka might be relieved
to learn that Mr. Petit, who still lives in New York, was simply required
to give the city a free performance. He obliged by walking a tightrope
to the top of the Belvedere Castle.