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Engineers involved in 9/11 conspiracy theories

With the upcoming 10th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center towers in New York, the media and internet are abuzz with September 11 stories, memorabilia and speculation.

September 6, 2011   Canadian Consulting Engineer

With the upcoming 10th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center towers in New York, the media and internet are abuzz with September 11 stories, memorabilia and speculation.

One group calling itself “Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth” has produced a documentary purporting to detail new evidence that “illuminates the real cause of the unprecedented destruction of three steel-framed skyscrapers on September 11, 2001.” The producer,  a 23-year old U.S. architect called Richard Gage, says his group represents “12,800 concerned citizens and 1,500 architects and engineers from around the world who have signed a petition calling for a new, truly independent investigation.”

Gage is also speaking as part of the “Toronto Hearings” that are being held over four days at Ryerson University in Toronto by another conspiracy theory group, The International Center for 9/11 Studies. That group also suggests the 9/11 events were orchestrated for sinister purposes by the U.S. government and militarists.

Canadian Consulting Engineer magazine’s past coverage of the 9/11 attacks includes an article about the damage to the Pentagon building by David Stevenson, P.Eng. of Yolles (May 2003) based on a report by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Click here.

Another article was on the collapse of the WT7, a 47-storey tower at the World Trade Centre site that also caught fire and collapsed on the fateful day. That article was by V.K.R. Kodur, Ph.D., P.Eng., who was part of the FEMA World Trade Centre Building Performance Study Team.  Click here.

When the twin towers were built in 1969, Canadian Consulting Engineer published a short article and construction photograph describing the towers’ unusual structural design.  We reproduced it in our special 50th Anniversary Edition, June-July 2009, on page 30.  Click here.

See also the editorial Comment “Discerning Between Fiction and Fact,”  published June-July 2006. Click here.


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