You're assumingOctober 20 2010 at 10:34 AM
Vince (Login MoxiFox)
Response to At this point in time, Vince...
just as much on the word of an untrained civilian. Actually more because ... the sound of a jack hammer or a hammer drill is unmistakable. There is only ONE reason that this hammering sound is heard and that's because ONLY CEMENT is drilled or hammered. Hammer drills and jackhammers are totally ineffective with steel.
And the ONLY place cement was found in those buildings was on the floors.
So there you have it. He heard "jackhammers"? Well then they were working on the FLOOR above him. It's just THAT EASY!
As per your on-going insistence that tenants were routinely shuffled around from floor to floor? Again, you take the word of ONE "untrained civilian" and interpret his word about ONE tenant ... to suit your own imagination.
He said they were gone. They had "been moved." He didn't say they had been forced to move or that they even relocated to some other floor in that same building. They -*MIGHT*- have been relocated to another floor in that building but ... we don't KNOW if they were or not ... or whether it was just this civilian's guess.
What ((I)) said is that tenants AREN'T just arbitrarily moved around to suit a landlord's whims. They might be inconvenienced by needing to yield space to workmen from time to time but they're never physically moved to some other location just because -oh well- the landlord needs their space for something else.
What we do know is that the twin towers were built WITHOUT any fire sprinkler systems. After the 1975 fire they decided that a fire sprinkler system would be put into both buildings ... gradually ... as opportunity arose to access empty floors. At that time the buildings were largely empty anyway and so they didn't need to bother anyone with their "renovations."
But some tenants are persistent ... and stay ... and stay ... and stay.~ (Of course, landlords LOVE these tenants but ... eventually something has to be done if a mandatory sprinkler system MUST be put into their premises).
So-o ... it's likely that there were SOME tenants who were moved to other locations in order to finish putting the sprinkler system in place, throughout.
In such a case, the landlord will work out a mutually satisfying deal. He gives them freshly renovated premises done up according to their wishes ... or gives them a better location ... or gives them a cut in rent. They are not "moved"; they are enticed to move on their own wish.
So-o again ...
Did this fellow hear jackhammers removing something from the floor .... or hammer drills putting in new anchors for something? If they were suspending a new sprinkler system from the deck above, he wouldn't have noticed the sound much at all. He'd only be bothered by hammering in the slab directly above his head. Since sprinkler systems are hung in the ceilings, they obviously WEREN'T putting a sprinkler system in above him to cause that noise.
What WERE they doing with jackhammers or hammer drills on the floor above him? I really couldn't guess.