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This is a letter by Richard Gage, AIA to Shyam Sunder from NIST who refused to meet with the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth in July 2009.

The entire and excellent 6-page letter including more links and references can be downloaded here. Please forward and spread widely.

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Richard Gage, AE911Truth, and Shyam Sunder, NIST

July 20, 2009

To: Dr. Shyam Sunder
National Institute of Standards & Technology

Re: Request for meeting regarding NIST Reports – WTC7 and Twin Towers

Dear Dr. Sunder,

We have heard you state publicly after the WTC 7 press conference that it “would not be productive” for you to meet with the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. This is quite disappointing – as we now have over 700 architects and engineers at AE911Truth calling for a real investigation into the destruction of the three World Trade Center high-rises on 9/11. At what point will you take us seriously? Perhaps when our rapidly growing numbers reach 1,000 A/E’s?

Here are our talking points:

1. The NIST November 2009 Final WTC 7 Investigative Report has many fatal flaws:

a. NIST was forced to acknowledge the free-fall collapse of Building 7 for 100 feet of its 6.5 second fall only after being grilled publicly by experts who are petition signers of AE911Truth. Yet you do not acknowledge the obvious implications of such free-fall collapse – that the structure had to have been removed – forcibly – by explosives. (Anyone knows that a building cannot collapse at the rate of a freely falling object while simultaneously crushing 40,000 tons of structural steel – because all of its gravitational potential energy has been converted to motion.)

b. The evidence of fires on the critical 12th floor is clearly falsified (video and photos document that the fires had burned out at least an hour before collapse – at the theorized area of collapse initiation)

c. NIST has eliminated the evidence of melted steel documented thoroughly in Appendix C of the former FEMA BPAT report: “rapid oxidation, intergranular melting, sulfidation… evaporation of steel”. The temperatures required for these processes are simply not possible with “normal office fires” which of course the NIST report cites as the cause of this building’s unprecedented catastrophic failure.

d. Your computer simulations of WTC 7 look nothing like the straight-down symmetrical collapse seen in all of the videos. The animations reveal the building top “folding in on itself” – then the simulation is actually stopped – only half way through – at the point at which the model appears to begin to behave like a natural process of collapse – asymmetrically – falling “over”. Why won’t NIST show us the whole 6.5 second collapse simulation??

We provide the accompanying packet for your convenience. It includes the new version of our DVD 9/11: Blueprint for Truth – The Architecture of Destruction, Companion Edition, with 10-, 30-, and 60-minute versions — and the two-hour public PowerPoint presentation. We have carefully documented the evidence in our multimedia presentation1 and DVD that exposes the fraud of NIST’s official explanation of events at the World Trade Center using simple, rational forensic inquiry and basic physics. I travel the country, and recently nine cities in Europe, speaking to building professionals and others to present the evidence and the facts of 9/11.

I urge you [Dr. Shyam Sunder, NIST], and your colleague, John Gross, to come clean with your conscience and with the American people who have placed their trust in their government and its National Institute for Standards and Technology. It is not too late to do the right thing.
— Richard Gage, AIA

The response to this presentation is stunning. A simple show of hands before and after consistently reveals that about 85% of audiences who believe the official hypothesis of “fire-weakened steel” come to accept the “explosive demolition with explosives” hypothesis after hearing the fact-based presentation. They support us in the need for a new, independent investigation with full subpoena power.

The official explanations of the destruction of the iconic Twin Towers and WTC Building 7 offered by FEMA and NIST defy the laws of physics. The existing prevalent physical evidence shows that the official explanations offered cannot be true. That such serious inconsistencies and unasked questions remain unaddressed is untenable. Every licensed architect and engineer agrees to uphold a code of ethics when obtaining licensure. Our A/Es are meeting their ethical obligation by challenging the false assumptions and lies underlying 9/11, without which there would be no “post-9/11 era”. Even the FBI’s assistant director for counterterrorism, Michael Heimbach, has found our work worthy, noting that it was “backed by thorough research and analysis.”

The entire letter can be downloaded here.

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  • Steve Schultz

    Keep on ‘em Richard. Don’t give them an inch. We’re all behind you and your tireless effort. Physics don’t lie.

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