|PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release — 9/11 Museum Grand Opening in NY Steeped in Controversy|
|Written by AE911Truth Staff|
|Saturday, 22 May 2010 00:00|
Family Members & 2,100 Architects & Engineers: "Missing WTC Exhibits: Third Tower – Building 7"
Press Conference – Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth
Live multimedia presentation – Richard Gage, AIA
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The Grand Opening of the $500M 9/11 Museum in New York will enshrine the official account of 9/11 in perpetuity, with memories and heart-wrenching emotions fixed in concrete, steel, and artifacts. This monumental effort now transforms the events of 9/11 from a patriotic "We Will Never Forget" fervor into a pathologically sacred "We Will Never Ask Questions" suppression – with its decision to reject the forensic evidence that doesn't fit into the official narrative of the 9/11 events at the World Trade Center.
So claims Richard Gage, AIA, architect and founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth), representing 2,100 technical and building professionals along with 18,000 other petition signers, including 9/11 family members, all calling for a new WTC investigation. Insists Gage, "We want to know why the new museum does not even mention the free-fall destruction of adjacent WTC Building 7, a 47-story skyscraper, not hit by a plane, which falls suddenly and symmetrically into its own footprint in under seven seconds – after witnesses hear explosions. It is the third worst structural failure in the world – yet most architects and engineers are completely unaware of it. It needs to be squarely dealt with by New Yorkers."
The nonprofit group, now eight years old, has given more than 350 presentations in 32 foreign countries and 80 American cities, and will be on site to educate the public at the 9/11 Memorial Grounds Entrance during the Museum's Grand Opening May 21 and continuing through Saturday, May 24. Gage will give a presentation at the Community Church of New York on Saturday, May 24, on what he calls the "explosive evidence" of the three WTC high-rises. Family member Bob McIlvane, whose son Bobby died from unacknowledged explosions in the North Tower, pleads, "Please, look at the Architects & Engineers.... You can't argue with science.... People all around the world are questioning the official story. There's some deep, deep explaining to do."
This organization of architects and engineers also cites video and forensic evidence that is not included in the new museum. Gage clarifies, "The museum doesn't examine the sudden near-free-fall destruction of the towers or the four-ton structural steel columns, flying laterally at 65 miles per hour and landing 600 feet away. It doesn't show the pools of molten iron and concrete, which the fires and jet fuel can't account for, or the other evidence of thermite incendiaries found in the dust samples. It doesn't try to explain why there is only a two-story pile of miscellaneous metal at the bottom of a 110-story pancaking collapse – or why 90,000 tons of concrete floors are pulverized in mid-air."
Family member Jane Pollicino asked, "Why, for over a thousand victims, including my husband Steve, are there no traces...., and why are there 700 bone fragments on top of a neighboring skyscraper, less than a half-inch long." "The bottom line," exclaims Michele Little, who lost her brother, an FDNY fire fighter, "is that it needs to be investigated properly."
High-rise architect and urban planner Dan Barnum says that he doesn't have the museum funding of its architect, Davis Brody Bond, to design another museum in order to document the untold story of World Trade Center Building 7. Nevertheless, Barnum has been quite willing to join AE911Truth's Board of Directors and also discuss the World Trade Center destruction with New Yorkers for the past eight years on each 9/11 anniversary.
Fellow board member and high-rise architect Robert McCoy contends, "The evidence, which clearly reveals the use of pre-planted explosives and incendiaries to destroy all three skyscrapers, is easily understandable by all who are willing to look at it straight on – and the implications are deeply profound and motivating for Americans who love their country."
Agree or not, the meticulous analysis developed by this organization of building professionals, juxtaposed against the Grand Opening of one of the most awaited museums in history, is bound for controversy.
The 9/11 Truth Movement, which Time magazine in 2006 called "a mainstream political reality," seems to be here to stay. A show of hands at AE911Truth presentations reveals that most attendees who had originally believed the official version of events are deeply challenged by this myth-shattering information and are joining the call for a new investigation. Ellen Mariani, whose husband, Neil, was on United Airlines Flight 175, implores, "We will never ever heal – until we have a new investigation that reveals the truth. I want justice here."