OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - Richard Gage, architect, founder and CEO of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth), will appear at the Hudson Auditorium at Johnson County Community College at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27. Gage is expected to give a multimedia presentation on behalf of more than 900 architects and engineers in his organization who question the official explanation of what happened to the three buildings of the World Trade Center that collapsed Sept. 11, 2001. Gage is currently touring the country speaking about his belief that it is not possible for fires alone to have caused the collapse of the three steel-framed skyscrapers in the WTC complex on that day.
Gage is a San Francisco Bay Area architect and a member of the American Institute of Architects. He has been a practicing architect for more than 20 years and has worked on many types of building construction, including a number of fire-proofed steel-framed buildings. Most recently he worked on the construction documents for a $400 million mixed-use urban project with 1.2 million square feet of retail, parking structure, and 320,000 square feet of mid-rise office space -- altogether about with 1,200 tons of steel framing.
Gage has said he became interested in researching the destruction of the WTC high-rises after hearing the conclusions of David Ray Griffin on the radio in 2006. Griffin, a theologian, is the author of 35 books, including several that question the official explanation of the events of 9/11, such as The New Pearl Harbor and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions And Distortions.
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth calls itself "a non-partisan association of architects, engineers, and affiliates, who are dedicated to exposing the falsehoods and to revealing truths about the destruction of all three WTC high-rises on 9/11/2001." The organization calls for an independent investigation of 9/11 with subpoena power based on the belief that "there is sufficient evidence to conclude that the World Trade Center buildings One (North Tower), Two (South Tower), and Seven (the 47 story high-rise across Vesey St.) were destroyed not by jet impact and fires but by controlled demolition with explosives."
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth's website is www.ae911truth.org.