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Former California Seismic Safety Commissioner Endorses 9/11 Truth Movement

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Contact: Richard Gage, AIA, Founding Member of AE911Truth.org
Email: rgage@AE911Truth.org Website:
http://AE911Truth.org

Former California Seismic Safety Commissioner Endorses 9/11 Truth Movement

Prominent Engineer Calls for a New Investigation of 9/11

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FRANCISCO, CA July 16, 2007 — San Francisco architect Richard Gage, AIA, founder
of the group, ‘Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth,’ announced today the
statement of support from J. Marx Ayres, former member of the California Seismic
Safety Commission and former member of the National Institute of Sciences Building
Safety Council.

“We are proud to have the support of Marx Ayres, a nationally recognized
expert in building energy systems and earthquake damage to building nonstructural
systems, in our search for the truth about the events of 9/11.”, said
Mr. Gage. “He has signed our petition requesting a reinvestigation of
those tragic events and he has now gone even further by providing his personal
statement of support for a new investigation of 9/11.”

Mr. Ayres is a nationally recognized expert in building air conditioning design
and analysis, energy conservation, thermal energy storage, commissioning of
HVAC systems, and earthquake damage to building mechanical systems, with over
55 years of experience. Co-founder of one of the largest building engineering
firms in Los Angeles, Mr. Ayres has been in responsible charge of the design
of hundreds of major building projects, including high rise offices, commercial
centers, hospitals and laboratories, hotels and residential buildings, universities
and colleges, schools, theaters and entertainment centers, jails and correctional
facilities, TV and sound studios, governmental buildings and industrial facilities.

In his statement, Mr. Ayres wrote, “I support the work of Dr. Steven Jones.
He has provided a scientific foundation for the collapse of the three World
Trade Center (WTC) towers. I read the FEMA September, 2002 report, prepared
by the American Society of Civil Engineers, and initially accepted their theory
of the collapse of WTC 1 and 2. As more information became available on the
web, I was motivated to research the subject in a more rigorous manner. I have
carefully studied the Jones 2006 paper, “Why
Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse?
” and concluded that
it is a rational step-by-step study that meets the accepted standards for scientific
building research. His critical reviews of the FEMA, NIST, and 9/11 Commission
reports are correct.”

Mr. Ayres continues, “Steven Jones’ call for a ‘serious investigation’
of the hypothesis that the WTC 7 and the Twin Towers were brought down, not
just by impact damage and fire, but through the use of pre-positioned “cutter-charges”
must be the rallying cry for all building design experts to speak out.”

Dr. Steven Jones is in the forefront of independent scientific researchers investigating
the events of 9/11. A former professor of physics at Brigham Young University,
his research indicates that the World Trade Center skyscrapers were destroyed
not as a result of the impact of airplanes, but rather the result of intentional,
controlled demolitions using precisely timed detonations of pre-planted explosives.
In fact, one of the skyscrapers, 610 foot tall, 47-story, WTC Building 7, was
not even hit by an airplane, yet it disintegrated and fell into a pile of rubble
in less than 7 seconds. It is of interest to note that Building 7 was not even
mentioned in the 9/11 Commission’s "full and complete account
of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks
.”
And in the almost six years since 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish
its promised final report that explains the cause of Building 7’s collapse.

In addition to his work on the California Seismic Safety Commission and National
Institute of Sciences Building Safety Council, Mr. Ayres also served on the
State of California Department of Health Building Safety Board, where he was
Chairman of the Mechanical/Electrical Subcommittee. Mr. Ayres has also served
as a member of the Building Code Advisory committees for the City of Los Angeles,
the California Building Standards Committee, and the International Conference
of Building Officials.

Mr. Gage, Mr. Ayres, and over 120 other architecture and engineering professionals,
have signed a petition posted on the group’s website which questions the
official reports of the destruction of the World Trade Center (WTC) Twin Towers
and Building 7 in New York City on 9/11/01, and calls for a new investigation.
The group does not speculate as to who and why, Gage says, but instead calls
for a new investigation by Congress with subpoena power. He believes a new investigation
is the only hope of "fully answering these questions and bringing those
responsible to justice."

To read Mr. Ayres’s full statement and to learn more about Architects
and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, please visit the organization’s website
at: http://AE911Truth.org

For more information about J. Marx Ayres, please visit his website at http://jmayres.com

For more information about Dr. Steven Jones’ research on the destruction
of the World Trade Center buildings, please visit Scholars for 9/11 Truth and
Justice website at http://stj911.org/index.html

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Shown below is Mr. Ayres full statement, which will be made available on the
AE911T.org website with this press release.

Statement of J. Marx Ayres, MSME, P.E. July 16, 2007

"I am a consulting mechanical engineer with over 55 years of experience
in the design and construction of all types of buildings including high-rise
office towers. I am an expert in heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC)
and fire protection for buildings. I have authored 41 technical papers and I
am a chapter author in 3 books covering HVAC systems, building and energy requirements,
solar heating and cooling applications, thermal energy storage and earthquake
damage to building nonstructural systems.

I support the work of Dr. Steven Jones. He has provided a scientific foundation
for the collapse of the three World Trade Center (WTC) towers. I read the FEMA
September, 2002 report, prepared by the American Society of Civil Engineers,
and initially accepted their theory of the collapse of WTC 1 and 2. As more
information became available on the web, I was motivated to research the subject
in a more rigorous manner. I have carefully studied the Jones 2006 paper, “Why
Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse?
” and concluded that
it is a rational step-by-step study that meets the accepted standards for scientific
building research. His critical reviews of the FEMA, NIST, and 9/11 Commission
reports are correct. I have signed his petition calling for the release of all
U.S. Government- held information regarding the events of 9/11/2001.

Steven Jones’ call for a “serious investigation” of the hypothesis
that the WTC 7 and the Twin Towers were brought down, not just by impact damage
and fire, but through the use of pre-positioned cutter-charges” must be
the rallying cry for all building design experts to speak out. Dr. Jones is
following in the footsteps of Dr. Linus Pauling of the California Institute
of Technology, who rallied his fellow scientists to oppose the development of
the Hydrogen Bomb and the testing of nuclear weapons. He was later awarded the
1962 Nobel Peace Prize for these efforts."