Tuesday, May 5, 2009

You Didn't Hear It From Me [5 May 2009]

It was Sunday morning, 3 a.m. Remembering a passing reference from someone a while back, my mind wandered to the lingering question about 9/11: What was really housed in the World Trade Center's Building 7, which strangely collapsed along with the Twin Towers?  

What I found, you didn't hear it from me.  The text below is the information posted on Wikipedia

7 World Trade Center housed SEC [Securities and Exchange Commission] files relating to numerous Wall Street investigations, as well as other federal investigative files. All the files for approximately 3,000 to 4,000 SEC cases were destroyed. While some were backed up in other places, others were not, especially those classified as confidential. Files relating Citigroup to the WorldCom scandal were lost. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission estimates over 10,000 cases will be affected. The Secret Service had its largest field office, with more than 200 employees, in WTC 7 and also lost investigative files. Says one agent: “All the evidence that we stored at 7 World Trade, in all our cases, went down with the building.”

The collapse of 7 World Trade Center is remarkable because it was the first known instance of a tall building collapsing primarily as a result of uncontrolled fires.  [Source: Wikipedia.

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