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Richard Gage and Architects and Engineers for 911 truth in Tucson

Written by Subject: 911 / World Trade Center
Richard Gage and Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth
by Thomas Costanzo
This is the second time I have seen Richard Gage AIA for a 9/11 conference. I have also attended numerous other lectures about the inconsistencies which occurred on 9/11. Richard Gage does an excellent job on explaining the subject by focusing completely on the destruction of the buildings. He does not attempt to place blame, only the anomalies are overwhelming and there needs to be a new investigation. There is such a large mountain of data on the subject that one could spend an incredible amount of time researching all the facts involved. What Richard does very effectively is narrow the talk down to very specific set of facts, all of which are easily observable to a person of normal intelligence.
Richard Gage is a successful Architect who has designed many large fireproof structures and has a working knowledge of what it takes to put buildings up and likewise the forces involved to bring them down. After reviewing the evidence surrounding the 911 concealment, Richard decided to find other degreed architect and engineers who like wise felt the same way: the 3 building collapses on September 11, 2001, could NOT have occurred in the fashion they did without other forces being employed.
As of this time Richard and his non-profit organization known as has over 1200 verified signatures of degreed architects and engineers who have attested to these discrepancies of 911. This is an amazing feet to say the least. Architect and Engineers are some of the most conservative job descriptions that exist. They have to deal with the forces of nature, materials, physics and mathematics. It is their job to make sure buildings are well designed and do not fall down accidentally. Or the car you drive takes you where you want to go and not burst into flames while you are driving it. When there is a product problem you know the first person questioned is the achitect or engineer who designed it.
In attendance at the lecture were approximately 200 people. Richard asked for a show of hands as to how many architects were there and we had 5. There were 16 engineers in attendance as well.
The question was posed “if 1200 architects and engineers said you house was going to fall down would you take notice”. There was a show of about 10 people who were either unsure or did believe the official story of 9/11.
Richard in his 9/11 presentation mentioned at first that he is not looking for believers. The facts speak for themselves and the evidence is irrefutable. Even thought 9/11 occurred almost 9 years ago, this issue needs to be addressed as it was the catalyst for 2 wars. Further, only by understanding what really happened on 9/11 will prevent another attack. In order to identify the perpetrator, first you have to know the crime. Time Magazine poll say 36% of all Americans want a new investigation, 16% of Americans say the buildings were brought down by explosives.
We all know that two separate planes hit the world trade centers 1 & 2 on September 11, 2001. After that the conclusions are unclear. So we used the the scientific method of discovery to form a hypothesis. There are only a few ways to destroy a building: Earthquake, Fire, Flood and Controlled Demolition.
Fire tends to topple over buildings. Several large fires burning for hours in a modern highrise have yet to bring down a building. In the history of the world only 3 steel framed buildings have said fallen due to fire and they all occurred on 9/11/2001. Even large buildings that have been destroyed by earthquakes still have identifiable components in the rubble.
There are 10 characteristic to a controlled demolition, we will examine evidence of the collapse of the 3 buildings to see if they exhibit them. First we look at building 7 separately as it was 350 feet away from the WTC 1 & 2 this building was hit by neither plane nor debris from other buildings.
The first characteristic of a controlled demolition is: Sudden occurrence of destruction. We watched building 7 come down and it is completely destroyed is 6.6 seconds. Then a video is shown with building 7 on one side and another building being demolished on the other both buildings start to fall at the same time. Both fall exactly the same way and are completely demolished at the same time. Many witness mention at the onset of the destruction of building 7, it sounded like a clap of thunder as it was falling.
2nd characteristic is a straight down symmetrical progression, to do this ALL 24 columns of building 7 had to be taken out within a tenth of a second of each other. The speed of the building collapse fits the free fall curve exactly. The steel for this building was recycled in china almost immediately after the collapse. Normally in a building destruction photographs are taken and forensic evidence is collected. This was not done at ground zero. A team of controlled demolition experts came to the conclusion that it was a controlled demolition. In fact the industry magazine wrote in its January 2002 issue:
"Fire Engineering has good reason to believe that the 'official investigation' blessed by FEMA ... is a half-baked farce that may already have been commandeered by political forces whose primary interests, to put it mildly, lie far afield of full disclosure.  Respected members of the fire protection engineering community are beginning to raise red flags ... The structural damage from the planes and the explosive ignition of jet fuel in themselves were not enough to bring down the towers."
-- Bill Manning, "$elling Out the Investigation," Fire Engineering
There was foreknowledge of the destruction of Building 7. The BBC broadcasted the news of its collapse 20 minutes before it happened with the building in the background. CNN also mentions building 7 collapse at 11:45 am.
This building was the home to the SEC, FBI, CIA, DOD and the New York City Emergency management office. Thousands of files were destroyed relating to the Enron and Worldcom cases.
Moving on the the destruction of the WTC 1 & 2, the buildings 47 core columns were 52 inches x 22 inches at the base. The computer models that were used to demonstrate the collapse of the towers need to have an additional 5000 pound lateral load in order to cause the columns to buckle.
118 firefighters witnessed the explosions signaling the onset of the building collapse. The Buildings were both blown out on all four sides simultaneously. This evidence was not included in the 9/11 commission report. We can clearly see upper arching Pyroclastic clouds
As the buildings are falling in slow motion “squibs” can be seen. Thesesquibs violent ejections 911 are violent ejections can be clearly seen in multiple locations many of them 20 floors below the main area of destruction. Many of these squibs ejections are traveling at 600 feet per second. Were this being caused by pressure building up in the buildings it would have been less focused in one place.
The WTC 1 & 2 fell in approximately 9.2 seconds which is about 2/3rds the rate of free fall. The buildings are actually accelerating in downward speed. Not even being affected by the 80,000 tons of steel in the way.
Then guest speaker Paul Thomas, who has a masters in Architecture and Structural Engineering. Paul also had experience in the military in demolitions. We examined pictures of the ends of the buildings where they would have been bolted together and many of the holes were not deformed from the stress of the building collapse. This is only possible were the bolts removed prior to the actual collapse. We can see in the pictures there is no evidence of ANY pancaked floors the structure is reduced to dust.
21 days after the collapse, eyewitness accounts of molten metal being removed from the building. There is inter granular melting of the steel and a “Steel Meteorite” a glob of molten metal is removed from the wreckage.
Iron Microspheres, these are tiny iron balls Iron rich micro sphere 911
which are only created in a violent, super hot temperatures. which were found with the same chemical signature as those found a known thermite controlled demotions. These Microspheres contained traces of Potassium and Florine which are known catalysts of nano-thermite.
The 10 page report filed by NIST only goes to the point of the collapse and not any further. This is very odd:  why would they only write their report up to the time the building starts to collapse and nothing about complete destruction of the buildings, how the buildings were pulverized into dust, how 20 ton sections of the building could have been flung 600 feet away, how the buildings could have came down at the rate of free fall in the direction of maximum resistance and how was the steel core of the building was destroyed from the supposed "pancaking".
The 10 characteristics of a controlled demolition are:
Sudden onset of destruction.
Straight down symmetrical progression.
Squibs: explosive charges at lower floors.
Free Fall acceleration through path of greatest resistance.
Near total destruction of structural steel frame.
Lateral ejection of structural steel 600 feet away.
Sounds and flashes produced by explosions
Enormous Pyroclastic-like clouds of pulverized concrete.
Iron Microspheres in dust and molten pools of dust.
Chemical Evidence of thermite incendiaries.
These characteristics were drawn from:
Data from FEMA and NIST reports.
Testimony of first responders.
Whistle Blowers
Expert Corroboration
Foreknowledge of destruction
Video Evidence.

The 9/11 commission report uses insufficient evidence, fudged computer simulation and violates nearly all the laws of physics, to create a flawed explanation of the most aggregations attack on our nations soil.  The destruction of the 3 WTC buildings with all the characteristics of a controlled demolition indicates a CONTROLLED DEMOLITION. There has been a major undertaking to cover up the evidence as an excuse to go to war and destroy the liberties we share in the united States through the implementation of the “patriot act”

After the presentation Richard asked were there anyone who still believed the official story presented by the government. Not a single person raised their hand.

Architects and engineers for 9/11 truth advocates for a new investigation that their mission is to research, compile, and disseminate scientific evidence relative to the destruction of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers, calling for a truly open and independent investigation and supporting others in the pursuit of justice.

They call upon Congress for a truly independent investigation with subpoena power. We believe that there is sufficient evidence to conclude that the World Trade Center buildings #1 (North Tower), #2 (South Tower), and #7 (the 47 story high-rise across Vesey St.) were destroyed not by jet impact and fires but by controlled demolition with explosives.