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
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 www.AE911truth.org
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
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
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 FireEngineering.com wrote in its January 2002
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
Bill Manning, "$elling Out the Investigation," Fire
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
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. These
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
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
, 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.
Iron Microspheres, these are tiny iron
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
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
Sudden onset of destruction.
Straight down symmetrical
Squibs: explosive charges at lower
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
Enormous Pyroclastic-like clouds
of pulverized concrete.
Iron Microspheres in dust and
molten pools of dust.
Chemical Evidence of thermite
These characteristics were drawn from:
Data from FEMA and NIST reports.
Testimony of first responders.
Foreknowledge of destruction
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.