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Former Explosives Loader for Controlled Demolition Interviewed by AE911truth

March 30, 2011
Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (ae911truth.org)

These videos are raw footage of AE911Truth’s exclusive interviews with two of the world class experts appearing in Architects and Engineer’s upcoming hard hitting documentary “9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out”.

Many experts give sound reasons for questioning the official theory of what happened at the World Trade Center on 9/11/01. A new DVD now in production, 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out, contains the testimonies of more than 40 architects and engineers explaining why they think the official story is incomplete, inaccurate, false, or fraudulent.

Image of Thomas Sullivan in front of Seattle's Kingdome, largest controlled demolition

Thomas Sullivan in front of Seattle’s Kingdome: the largest structure ever razed by controlled demolition

Tom Sullivan – Former Explosives Loader for Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI)

Tom discusses the complex process of preparing a building for controlled demolition and sites the reasons why WTC building 7 had to have been a controlled demolition.

Tom Sullivan, an explosives technician, offers particularly relevant experience – given the explosive nature of the Twin Towers’ destruction on 9/11. His video testimony can be seen now on our evidence page.

Sullivan worked for Controlled Demolition, Inc. (CDI), during the years surrounding 9/11/01 as an explosives loader. His job was to place explosives in buildings to prepare them for controlled demolition. He worked on major projects such as the Seattle Kingdome, the Three Rivers Stadium, and the Philadelphia Naval Hospital.

He notes that demolition work is complex and precise. “When we load a building, all support columns on a given floor fail at the same time within milliseconds of one another.”

“The key word is ‘controlled’ in a controlled demolition.”

He adds, “Looking at the building, it wouldn’t be a problem once you gained access to the elevator shafts… a team of loading experts would have access to all the core columns and beams.”

“The story that just a few column failures can cause a synchronized global collapse – an implosion – well, that’s just nonsense.”

Sullivan also noted that a controlled demolition exhibits progressive waves of explosions that sound more like a roar than a single blast.

“What I saw was a classic implosion,” he notes, “People on the ground reported exactly what I would have expected: waves of explosions going off, not one massive big boom.”


Scott Grainger is a licensed Fire Protection Engineer in 13 states and has been a practicing engineer for 39 years. Fifty percent of his practice is in forensic engineering. He states that “steel structure framed high-rise buildings simply do not collapse due to fire.” He points out that WTC Building 7 was a 47-story building that filled a city block. He says that the scattered fires in that building were not hot enough to damage the steel to result in total collapse. “Buildings don’t break like that.”

He also says that the explanation by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), that a single column failure resulted in a total collapse of the building, “just does not make any sense.” He points out that “unfortunately, the government has destroyed much of the evidence.”


Tom Sullivan – Former Explosives Loader for Controlled Demolition,
Inc. (CDI)


Scott Grainger – Fire Protection Engineer


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