Apr 272013

Yesterday news broke that a chunk of jetliner landing gear had been found wedged between two buildings in lower Manhattan. Today speculation has arisen that the landing gear didn’t just land there, but in fact was hidden there; it’s in an unlikely location, and apparently still has rope wrapped around part of it. But why would it have been hidden there? Well, consider the location: it was wedged between 51 Park Place and 50 Murray Street. “51 Park Place” might be better known as the “Ground Zero Mosque.”

The more political-correctness-mined have complained about the monicker “Ground Zero Mosque.” Tellingly, the original name was “Cordoba House.” The Caliphate of Cordoba was the name of the portion of Christian Spain that Muslim invaders conquered a thousand years ago. Cordoba House was named after the Caliphate; the planers claimed that this was because Cordoba was an example of peaceful co-existence among religions, but other have pointed out that that Cordoba is a symbol of Muslim conquest of and domination over other religions. And “Ground Zero,” despite the protestations of many, is a perfectly valid description… 51 Park Place wasn’t simply in the vicinity of the 9/11 attack, it actually *was* part of ground zero. According to Wiki:

During the attacks, the then-five-story building at 45–47 Park Place, between West Broadway and Church Street, was severely damaged. When United Airlines Flight 175 struck the South Tower of the World Trade Center, part of the plane’s landing gear, engine and fuselage came out the north side of the tower and crashed through the roof of 45–47 Park Place, and through two of its floors. The plane parts destroyed three floor beams, and severely compromised the building’s internal structure.

If the building not only got struck by airplane parts but got substantially *trashed* by airplane parts, it seems reasonable to conclude that the building was an important part of the event.

So, why might the landing gear have been hidden? Speculating… if the landing gear was discovered a few years after 9/11, when the Ground Zero Islamic Victory Celebration Mega Mosque was causing a public ruckus, having the discovery made public would have been bad PR. Better to simply make it disappear.

 Posted by at 9:40 am
  • Michael the Somewhat Civilized

    What equipment and how many persons would have been needed in order to hide it?

    • Anonymous

      I would imagine the same sort of equipment an level of effort required to move an automobile engine.

      • publiusr

        I think it might take a little more than that. That thing looks well and truly wedged in there. Maybe someone tried to remove it first.
        Maybe there was going to be an open section in the wall covered by curtains so people could reach outside the building to run hands over what would have been called a holy relic that couldn’t be moved.

  • Bert

    I’m not sure I understand your timeline. The perfidious mohammedans steal a bit of equipment that fell on the abandoned Burlington Coat Factory…then they build a mosque around the artifact. Then they throw their war-spoils in an alley behind the building because….I’m sorry, you’ve lost me.

    Also not landing gear.

    • Anonymous


      A) 9/11/2001 a Boeing crashes into the WTC and sprays chunks all over the landscape. Engine and landing gear parts hit 45-47 Park place, damaging the building.

      B) Later: parts get collected, building empties and is sold.


      C) after the Ground Zero Mosque project gets underway, with the building rename 51 Park, further aircraft bits are found. Rather than tell people and dredge up even more bad PR, people just shovel it into the back, hoping it goes un-noticed.

      As to it not being landing gear: the experts seem to disagree with you.

      • Rick

        most non experts as well. But I did serve as a contractor for desktop type PC support for Boeing Paine Field for a year. I had a third of the large assembly building as my “region” and wandered around thru what tunnels I could access and watched quite a few planes being assembled and shipped. landing gear tests were kinda cool to watch. Sure looks like landing gear to me..

  • gormanao

    I think they were planning to use it as the pulpit for the victory mosque- it just wasn’t hidden well enough.

  • markus baur

    how about somebody believing this landing gear made from ultraexpensive titanium and squirreling it away for later sale (either to a scrap dealer or a collector) .. lets say a homless person or sombody with a less then stellar standing with the police

    and then being unable to collect later (being dead or having lost its mind due to recreational chemisty, or being on a ong government mandated vacation)