Prepared Statement to the Press
February 19, 2010
1,000 Architects & Engineers Call for New 9/11 Investigation
And Cite Evidence of Explosive Demolition at Three World Trade Center Towers
Today, the non-profit organization, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth announce that we now have over 1,000 architects and engineers now demanding a new investigation into the destruction of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers on September 11, 2001. Yes, that would include the Twin Towers as well as Building 7, the third high-rise to be destroyed that day.
Richard Gage, AIA, architect and founder of AE911Truth, is also announcing this decisive milestone today at the primary press conference in San Francisco, and it is also being held in numerous cities through-out the world.
After careful examination of the official explanation of these “collapses”, and along with the eyewitness and testimony and forensic data, omitted from the official reports, these professionals have concluded that a new independent investigation into these catastrophic events is needed.
Mr. Gage is delivering the more detailed news about this major development and is accompanied by signers of the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth petition. These prominent architectural and engineering professionals will discuss our organization’s findings and concerns. A brief outline of the explosive evidence compiled will be followed by Q & A. Detailed information will be found in “9/11: Blueprint for Truth – The Architecture of Destruction,” the DVD we have produced. It is available on our website AE911Truth.org, which analyzes the scientific forensic evidence concluding that the three skyscrapers in New York city were demolished with explosives on 9/11.
We base our conclusions solely on forensic evidence. Mr. Gage notes: “The official FEMA and NIST reports provide insufficient, contradictory, and fraudulent accounts of the towers’ destruction. We are therefore calling for a grand jury investigation of the individuals responsible at NIST, including Shyam Sunder and John Gross.”
The destruction of the third high-rise, World Trade Center 7, a 47-story building which was not hit by an aircraft, yet came down in pure free-fall acceleration for more than 100 feet - a significant fact that NIST has been forced to admit, due to research conducted by our AE911Truth petition signers. Yet they fail to review or acknowledge the obvious implications – that the columns must have been explosively severed within fractions of second of each other. We encourage you to review this startling collapse on our website,
Other disturbing facts culled from the forensic evidence include:
§ The complete destruction and dismemberment of Building 7 in just 6 ˝ seconds through the path of what was greatest resistance, vertically and symmetrically, including 2 1/2 seconds of pure free-fall (zero resistance)
§ The complete destruction and dismemberment of both Twin Towers in just 10 to 14 seconds, which is near free-fall acceleration – again, requiring all 47 massive core columns to be explosively severed.
§ Over 100 first responder reported sounds of explosions and flashes of light at the onset of destruction
§ Multi-ton steel perimeter wall sections were ejected laterally 600 ft at 60 mph
§ The Mid-air pulverization of 90,000 tons of concrete & metal decking
§ A 1200-foot-diameter debris field:
§ There should have been 110 floors stacked up at the bottom of this “gravitational collapse” (220 acres of 4” thick concrete slabs) yet no floors are seen in the photos – just a 2 story pile of shredded building materials.
§ We see isolated explosive ejections of pulverized building materials 20 – 40 stories below the “collapsing” portion of the building
§ Firefighters and engineers found several tons of molten metal in the debris under each of the three high-rises – yet fires and jet fuel cannot possibly be responsible for these temperatures. FEMA documents in their May 2002 BPAT report, Appendix C - the melting of steel beams, “like Swiss cheese”
§ Evidence of thermite incendiaries has been found by scientists in the previously molten iron/steel, dust, and samples.
§ Evidence of advanced explosive nanothermitic composite material was found in the dust samples by an international team of scientists. This substance is manufactured only in the most sophisticated defense contracting laboratories. What is it doing in the World Trade Center Dust.
§ There is no precedent for steel-framed high-rises collapsing due to fire.
AE911Truth’s conclusions are shared by thousands of scientists; senior-level military, intelligence and government officials; pilots and aviation professionals; firefighters; scholars and university professors; 9/11 survivors and their family members; and other professionals around the world (www.patriotsquestion911.com, www.firefightersfor911truth.org, www.journalof911studies.com). The implications are enormous and is likely to have impact on the forthcoming Khalid Sheikh Mohammed trial.
The 9/11 Truth Movement, which Time magazine in 2006 called “a mainstream political reality,” continues to gain momentum. As AE911Truth’s own influence grows, Richard Gage, AIA has embarked on well over 130 speaking events, covering 20 states and 13 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, and Japan at the end of 2009. Our organization regularly attends architectural conventions, most recently in San Francisco, Washington DC, and Richmond VA, where educating hundreds of architects and engineers and sharing the research systematically results in new signatories to the petition and additional support for a new independent investigation. He has been interviewed by print and broadcast media around the world on this topic – including BBC, CBC, NatGeo, Fox TV, etc. Samples of this coverage can be found at our website AE911Truth.org.
Thank you for coming today. I will try to answer your questions now…