Written by Eli Rika
August 23, 2011
“It starts from below… They have simply blown away columns.”
“This is controlled demolition.”
“A team of experts did this.”
These startling words, spoken by controlled demolition expert Danny Jowenko in 2006, ignited an international discussion over the destruction of WTC Building 7, and added to the professional voices at AE911Truth who have challenged the official explanation. As we mourn Jowenko’s tragic death on July 16, we look back at how his impromptu interview shed light onto one of the greatest mysteries of the 9/11 catastrophe.
Jowenko was the owner of Jowenko Explosieve Demolitie, a controlled demolitions company headquartered in the Netherlands. He had over 30 years of building demolition experience, and his knowledge of explosives was so respected that he was sought as a contributor to the ImplosionWorld production of “A History of Structural Demolition in America”.
In September 2006, Jowenko was interviewed by a Dutch filmmaker, who presented him with footage of the destruction of WTC Building 7. It only took a few moments for Jowenko to conclude that it was the result of a controlled demolition. “This is professional work, without any doubt,” he said.
When Jowenko was told that the building was brought down on 9/11, he sat in amazement. “Are you sure it was the 11th?”, he skeptically asked. “That can’t be.”
Undeterred, Jowenko continued to analyze the video. “I think this is obviously a building that has been imploded,” he confidently stated. “If this is the consequence of the WTC towers coming down… that would greatly astonish me. I can’t imagine it. No.”
While Jowenko’s initial reaction has received widespread coverage online, it was not his final word on the subject. In 2007, he reaffirmed his conclusions in a phone interview with blogger Jeff Hill. When asked if he stuck by his assertion that Building 7 was brought down with explosives, Jowenko replied with one word: “Absolutely.” He went on to refute NIST’s theory of a fire-induced collapse, stating that “I’ve looked at the drawings, at the construction, and it couldn’t have been done by fire.”
Jowenko’s claim that the Twin Towers were not brought down by controlled demolition is common among observers who have not closely examined these events. The initiation of destruction at the point of airplane impacts and the outward ejection of building materials make the controlled demolition of the Twin Towers difficult to recognize from a distance. However, detailed analyses of the destruction sequence, the discovery of incendiaries in the WTC dust and explosive reports from numerous eyewitnesses have confirmed that the North and South Towers suffered the same fate as Building 7.
The loss of Danny Jowenko is something that no one can change, and he will be dearly missed. At the same time, other technical professionals are following his lead by disputing the official 9/11 story in video interviews. The upcoming documentary, 9/11: Explosive Evidence — Experts Speak Out, features the testimonies of controlled demolition contractors, high rise architects, structural engineers and world-renowned scientists, all of whom are taking a courageous stand for the truth. Jowenko’s voice may be silent, but the call for justice is being raised by thousands of experts around the world.