It Fell in Silence: The Collapse of World Trade Center 7

Many Americans are unaware that three buildings within the World Trade Center complex fell on September 11, 2001. Located just 300 feet from the North Tower, World Trade Center 7 (WTC 7) was a forty-seven story steel frame building, which collapsed vertically in 6.5 seconds more than 6 hours after the collapse of the Twin Towers. Although the collapse of the towers was televised hundreds of times, the collapse of WTC 7 was seldom shown or discussed. The widely publicized 9/11 Commission Report fails to even mention the collapse of WTC 7 in its 568 pages. Looking beyond the limited information provided by the mass media, activist artist, Nathan Janes explores a number of questions related to the collapse of WTC 7 in his newest work. Janes' painting titled, "WTC 7," is the second in a series of paintings about 9/11, which have been completed in concert with both a written and recorded piece by the artist on the topic.