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Thursday, September 6 2007 - Resources and Materials
New DVD Examines World Trade Center Destruction on 9/11
In this press release, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth announces a new DVD addressing the evidence of controlled demolition using explosives in all 3 World Trade Center high-rise "collapses." In addition, Gage joined Bonnie Faulkner on the radio yesterday--9/11 Blueprint: The Architecture of Destruction: Interview with Bay Area architect Richard Gage about the organization he has formed, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Listen to this Guns and Butter interview here.
Wednesday, September 5th, 2007
New DVD Examines World Trade Center Destruction on 9/11
San Francisco, CA September 5, 2007 – San Francisco Bay Area architect Richard Gage, AIA, founder of the group Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, announced today the release of a new DVD, 9/11: Blueprint for Truth: The Architecture of Destruction.
In this stunning multimedia presentation at the University of Manitoba, Canada, San Francisco Bay Area architect, Richard Gage, AIA, provides a packed audience with the evidence of controlled demolition using explosives in all 3 World Trade Center high-rise "collapses." Gage will be also appearing in person on September 11th in Oakland, California for an evening presentation entitled, 9/11: Blueprint for Truth – 130 Architects & Engineers Examine the Evidence.
The presentation begins with the lesser-known high-rise "collapse" – that of World Trade Center Building 7, which fell at near free-fall speed on the afternoon of September 11. Its rapid, symmetrical destruction is even harder to explain without demolition charges than that of the Twin Towers, since it was not hit by a jetliner and was afflicted by only smaller fires on just a few floors.
The DVD presentation reveals that neither WTC 7 nor the Twin Towers could have collapsed the way they did without their massive support columns having been cut – synchronously timed floor by floor.
"The destruction of all three skyscrapers exhibited most or all of the features of controlled demolition, yet the official 'investigations' did not even mention controlled demolition as a possibility," Gage observes. "It seems clear that the conclusions published by FEMA and NIST were not driven not by science."
Gage's presentations have inspired more than 150 architecture and engineering professionals to demand a new investigation by Congress with subpoena power. Gage also notes that the website is serving as a vehicle for ongoing research by AE911Truth.org members into the causes of the destruction of all 3 WTC high-rise buildings that day.
The group does not speculate as to who planted the explosives or why. Gage believes a new investigation is the only hope of "fully answering these questions and bringing those responsible to justice." He notes that the upcoming sixth anniversary of the attacks provides another opportunity not only to honor the victims of the attack, but also to underscore this call for justice.
In recent months, Gage has been invited to make over a dozen presentations to audiences in the Bay Area and to universities, including San Diego, Sonoma, Chico, Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada and in New York City; Bloomington, Indiana; Hartford, Connecticut; Cambridge, MA, Dallas, Tucson, Tulsa, and Phoenix . He has given presentations to the office of Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, and to more than 75 architects in the San Francisco Bay Area and at the local Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).
Scott Page, Berkeley architectural consultant and AE911truth.org member, has praised Gage's courage in addressing such a controversial issue publicly and to professional groups such as the AIA, which have never contested the official reports by NIST. "It's not an easy thing to bring such a hot potato into an office of conservative building professionals or to your state representative."
Page says that architects and engineers have generally avoided the 9/11 topic for a variety of reasons: "Most professionals haven't actually read the official reports, nor have they read the evidence for demolition." But Page says this isn't surprising. "No one wants to read hundreds of pages of government documents on their weekends. And most haven't really looked at the evidence for demolition because it's been smeared as a 'conspiracy theory.'
And many, Page says, have never seen the videos of the collapse of WTC Building 7, which he stresses will often convince people on the spot. "Building 7 fell so fast and with such symmetry and precision, that it literally shocks people when they see it. But most professionals never have seen it."
Page also says that architects and engineers, like anyone else, don't want to delve into such a dark event in history. "Everyone has some natural resistance to this issue. But when faced with the facts that Mr. Gage presents, the taboo of the subject gets lifted."
Gage's presentation includes several different lines of evidence for his case, from analyses of the collapse features consistent with those of a demolition, to more than 100 reports by first responders and the media of sounds and sights of explosions at the scene. Gage also extensively covers the findings of chemical and physical evidence of thermate by Utah physicist Dr. Steven Jones, whose demolition hypothesis led to his appearance on MSNBC in November 2005. Jones' conclusive analysis of the WTC steel and dust has revealed the signature of thermate, a high-performance incendiary cutter charge. Gage describes a key piece of evidence in support of Dr Jones' theory – the reports by a number of individuals including the structural engineer of the WTC, and the FDNY, of the previously inexplicable molten metal "flowing like lava" in the rubble pile during the weeks following 9/11.
The information-packed website AE911Truth.org features Mr. Gage's full presentation, both as a PowerPoint slide show and a video, along with a discussion forum, the recently leaked WTC North Tower blue prints, publication of technical articles and a broad range of multimedia offerings.
The new DVD can also be ordered on the website from http://ae911truth.org/dvdorder.php.
Journal of 9/11 Studies
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth
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