Editor’s Note: You can view Richard Gage’s slideshow here. Richard Gage, a 23-year architect, is a member of the American Institute for Architects (AIA) and founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth). The organization cites evidence that the official FEMA and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) reports provide incomplete and contradictory accounts of the World Trade Towers’ destruction on September 11, 2001.
AE911Truth points in particular to the destruction of the third skyscraper, World Trade Center 7, a 47-story building which was not hit by an aircraft, yet came down in pure free-fall acceleration for at least 100 feet according to the official government engineering investigation (NIST), and in the exact manner of a classic controlled demolition. The implications are startling. The group bases its conclusions solely on forensic evidence and does not speculate as to who may be implicated.
Richard Gage, AIA has been a practicing architect for over 20 years and has worked on most types of building construction including numerous fire-proofed steel-framed buildings. He most recently performed construction administration services for a new $120M High School campus including a $10M steel-framed gymnasium, and he worked on the design development for a very large mixed use urban project with 1.2M sq.ft. of retail and 320K sq.ft. of mid-rise office space — altogether about 1,200 tons of steel framing.
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is a U.S.-American tax-exempt, non-profit organization that disputes the results of official investigations into the September 11 attacks, including the 9/11 Commission Report.It advocates that the World Trade Center was destroyed by explosive demolition, a 9/11 conspiracy theory.The group, which was founded in 2006, demands that the United States Congress pursue “a truly independent investigation” into the September 11 attacks, and says that the investigations into the collapse of the World Trade Center conducted by government agencies have not addressed what Richard Gage and others see as “massive evidence for explosive demolition.”
Richard Gage argues that the WTC towers were brought down by controlled demolition involving thermite. “I think the dust of the World Trade Center reveals the secret of the cause that we’re all looking for,” he said. The dust contained billions of tiny spheres (about the diameter of a human hair) of previously molten iron, Gage has revealed. This means the iron in the spheres sustained temperatures exceeding 2800 degrees, twice as high as what a jet fuel fire can produce, but within the range of a thermite reaction, he has noted. In addition, Gage said the dust contained hundreds of small red-gray chips, which he identified as highly-advanced nano-thermite composite explosive material.
More than 1,400 engineers and architects have expressed significant criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report. Several even allege government complicity in the terrible acts of 9/11. Their collective voices give credibility to the claim that the 9/11 Commission Report is tragically flawed.
These individuals cannot be simply dismissed as irresponsible believers in some 9/11 conspiracy theory. Their sincere concern, backed by their professional responsibilities related to building design, construction, and other areas of engineering, demonstrates that criticism of the Commission Report is not inherently irresponsible or illogical, and that, in fact, it can be just the opposite.
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, including –
U.S. Military Officers for 9/11 Truth
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Journalists and Other Media Professionals for 9/11 Truth
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