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Conspiracy Theory Or Hidden Truth? The
Richard Gage, AIA, Gregg Roberts, and
[WGFT Editor: Where did this damn phrase
'conspiracy theory' come from? There was no such phrase in
popular use until a few years ago... around the time some of the
biggest conspiracies this planet has ever experienced started to
take place. ~ Michael Irving]
Richard Gage, AIA has been a
practicing San Francisco Bay Area architect for more than 20
years, and is a registered member of the American Institute of
Architects. Most recently he worked on a $400M mixed-use
facility in Las Vegas NV. But he is also the founder and CEO of
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, now numbering over 800
A/E’s, calling for a new investigation into the destruction of
all 3 WTC high-rises on 9/11. Gage has spoken at over 100
events, reaching 20 U.S. states and 8 countries. He has been
invited to present in 14 cities Australia, New Zealand, and
Japan before the end of this year. As the anniversary of the
events approaches, Gage tells WAN why he thinks there are hidden
depths to the destruction of the World Trade Centre...
In all likelihood, you are unaware of the most important facts
involving the destructions of the World Trade Center buildings.
Nearly all the mainstream information sources and government
officials have kept crucial information hidden from the public.
This brief article will provide a clear explanation as to what
actually happened to the Twin Towers and Building 7 (WTC 7) on
September 11, 2001.
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth)
is a non-partisan, non-profit organization now numbering over
800 technical professionals and thousands of other supporters
dedicated to exposing the facts that point to the explosive
destruction of all three World Trade Center (WTC) high-rises.
We are calling for a new independent investigation empowered to
subpoena and question witnesses under oath. Well-documented
facts prove the WTC high-rises were destroyed by explosives. The
implications are grave, but we ask that you look at the facts.
AE911Truth is also concerned that evidence has been distorted
and covered up by the National Institute of Standards and
Technology (NIST), the federal agency assigned to investigate
the building collapses.
World Trade Center – Building 7
47-storey WTC 7 before destruction
WTC 7 was a 47-story steel-framed
high-rise 100 yards from the North Tower. Even though no
airplane hit it, it collapsed rapidly and totally on 9/11, in
the manner of a controlled demolition. Despite its suspicious
collapse, the 9/11 Commission report does not even mention WTC
7. NIST left its analysis of the WTC 7 collapse until 2008,
seven years after the events, long after all the rubble was
destroyed. NIST claims WTC 7 collapsed due to “normal office
fires” which created a “new phenomenon” in high-rise
catastrophes: collapse caused by thermal expansion of beams.
NIST claims this caused the failure of a single column – the
rest just followed.
Free-fall acceleration through
40,000 tons of structural steel?
NIST Forced to Acknowledge Free-Fall of
In August 2008, NIST released the draft of
its final report on Building 7. In that draft NIST claims that
the building took 40% longer than "free-fall time" to collapse
the first 18 stories. In a technical briefing that followed the
release of the draft report Shyam Sunder, NIST’s lead
investigator, denied that free-fall had occurred and stated that
free-fall was incompatible with their analysis. He said, “… a
free fall time would be an object that has no … structural
components below it ... And that is not at all unusual because
there was [emphasis in original] structural resistance that was
provided in this particular case. And you had … a sequence of
structural failures that had to take place and everything was
However, one of this article’s co-authors, David Chandler, used
video analysis to show conclusively that for 2.5 seconds (about
100 feet) WTC 7 was in complete free-fall. He publicly
challenged NIST’s claims at the technical briefing and he, along
with others, filed formal requests for corrections.
NIST were forced to reverse themselves in their Final Report and
acknowledged 2.25 seconds of absolute free-fall. Yet they did
not reconsider how this was compatible with their analysis. A
network of heavy steel girders had to be forcibly removed
suddenly across the width of the building for eight floors.
However, a free-falling object cannot exert force on anything in
its path without slowing its own fall, so the structural support
had to be removed by something else — explosives. The free-fall
of Building 7 is a smoking gun.
World Trade Center –
Commonalities in all Three Building
Complete Destruction Through the Path of
NIST claims that the Twin Towers
collapsed due to the plane impacts and fire, and that WTC 7
collapsed due to fire alone. However, note that the Twin Towers
survived the plane impacts and the jet fuel burned off in the
first 10 minutes. Beyond that, all we have are not very large
office fires. Over 100 steel framed buildings have suffered
major fires, many much worse, yet none have collapsed. All three
buildings on 9/11 fell through what should have been the path of
greatest resistance – thousands of tons of steel – resulting in
total dismemberment. This would require precisely timed removal
of critical columns, which office fires cannot accomplish.
Furthermore, a small falling top section would destroy itself
before it could destroy a larger, stronger, undamaged lower
section of the building. The impossible collapse is a smoking
The temperatures of the fires present a problem for NIST's claim
that fire alone was involved. The melting point of steel is
about 2800° F. According to NIST's own documents, hydrocarbon
fires (e.g., jet fuel and office furnishings) generate
temperatures only up to about 2,000° F under ideal conditions.
NIST recognizes these fires could not melt steel, so they had to
postulate elaborate mechanisms that might trigger collapse due
to weakened columns and sagging girders.
Yet there is widespread evidence of molten iron in the rubble
piles. Photos and numerous witnesses -- including fire fighters,
cleanup crews, and structural engineers -- confirm the existence
of several tons of molten metal under the debris. Some fire
fighters described molten steel flowing like lava. Photos
clearly reveal molten metal dripping as material is being lifted
by excavation equipment.
Office fires are not hot enough to
create the molten metal seen by dozens of witness
A video of the South Tower shows molten metal pouring out,
glowing a radiant orange-yellow. Some have claimed this is
molten aluminum, which melts at a lower temperature, but molten
aluminum would be silvery in these conditions. This is molten
iron or steel.
Jet fuel and office fires can’t create
At least three independent laboratory
analyses of the dust that blanketed Lower Manhattan after the
destruction of the Twin Towers reveal the presence of iron-rich
“microspheres.” These spheres are formed when molten iron is
sprayed into the air and forms droplets that cool before hitting
the ground. The iron droplets indicate temperatures during the
collapses much higher than hydrocarbon fires, in an explosive
environment that could spray many tons of these droplets into
Billions of previously molten iron
spheres found in all WTC dust samples
In April 2002, the RJ Lee Company was
hired to investigate environmental contaminants in the Deutsche
Bank, across the street from the World Trade Center. It reports,
“Many of the materials, such as lead, cadmium, mercury and
various organic compounds, vaporized and then condensed during
the WTC Event.” The problem here is that lead vaporizes at 3200°
F, some 1200° F hotter than is possible in hydrocarbon fires. A
study of the WTC dust by the USGS for the EPA observed
molybdenum-rich spheres that can form only above 4750° F. The
high temperatures are another smoking gun.
Unignited Nano-Thermite in the WTC Dust
NIST did not even look for physical
evidence of explosives. In fact NIST did not look at the
physical evidence at all, apart from a few selected samples of
the steel. The rest was destroyed. However, physical evidence
did remain: the dust. NIST did not look at the dust, but
independent investigators did. They discovered, along with the
microspheres, tiny red-grey chips. They examined samples of WTC
dust from different parts of Manhattan. All contained the
red-gray chips. They found that the red layer consisted of
unignited nano-thermite. Ordinary thermite is an incendiary: it
can burn through heavy steel in seconds. The tiny particles in
nano-thermite (1/1000 the thickness of a human hair) causes a
much faster reaction so it can be used as a high explosive. The
discovery of nano-thermite in the WTC dust was published in The
Open Chemical Physics Journal in April 2009.
Hundreds of Red/Grey chips of
“Unignited thermite” in every WTC Dust sample
Nano-thermite particle sizes are
1,000 times smaller than a human hair. This material is
not made in a cave in Afghanistan.
These scientists found not just a smoking gun, but a loaded gun.
Independent lines of evidence prove the official government
claims are impossible. We see our role at AE911Truth as exposing
the evidence official agencies and the corporate media are
covering up. Following up on the implications is the
responsibility of every citizen. Every citizen must face his or
her own conscience when confronting these difficult facts --
especially when we consider that 9/11 is the foundation for two
wars, the launching of an endless "war on terror," and the loss
of our freedoms due to legislation pushed through amid the fog
Following Up on the Evidence
Here are some starting points for action:
a) Send the
link to your personal mailing list and every architect and
engineer that you can find.
b) Sign the petition and demand a new, independent
investigation. Volunteer. Become a sustaining donor.
c) Write your local news media and representatives. Tell
them to address the evidence. Send them the DVD, “9/11:
Blueprint for Truth.”
A video of initiation of explosive destruction is
for WTC 1 (North Tower), and
for WTC 2 (South Tower).
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