You didn't source that quote to a publication, but it's been a long time since I've been in this thread, so I decided I'd go looking for it myself. I found it here: http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/nyregion/20050812_WTC_GRAPHIC/9110179.PDF Anyway, I went to take a look at a summary of the Con Ed vs WTC case. I found the following: **Although Con Ed proffered expert reports opining on how various design features of 7WTC could have been modified to withstand collapse, the court found them to be too speculative to avoid judgment against it. It also observed that none of the expert reports addressed the interaction between the identified building weaknesses and the severity of the cataclysm that happened on September 11, 2001. This failure to connect the alleged negligence to the events of that day rendered the expert reports too speculative and conjectural to create any issues of fact, the court concluded.** Source: http://law.justia.com/cases/federal/appellate-courts/ca2/11-4403/11-4403-2013-12-04.html Ultimately, even NIST discredited this theory. Popular mechanics summarized NIST's findings, along with its replacement of this theory with another implausible theory that it passed off as fact: **The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released its long-awaited report on the collapse of World Trade 7 following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. "Our take-home message today is that the reason for the collapse of World Trade Center 7 is no longer a mystery," NIST lead investigator Shyam Sunder told journalists at this morning's press conference in Gaithersburg, Md. "WTC 7 collapsed because of fires fueled by office furnishings. It did not collapse from explosives or from diesel fuel fires."** Source: http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/design/a3524/4278874/ I decided to click on the link myself, and found that I too couldn't access the content this way. There is a workaround, however, namely the way I got access to the content in the first place. You basically have to google it first. Here's a link that should work, using this method: https://www.google.ca/url?sa=t&rct=...E5Dd_cpjC9orYcN_w&sig2=ABcF8zkDoYel3KgURq_yQw If not, just google "World Trade Center Disaster Initial Response" and click on the first link that comes up.