Greetings from Orlando!
Earlier today we arrived in sunny Florida to bring our message to the National Convention of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). On behalf of more than 2,850 A/E professionals and thousands of concerned citizens, we will be advocating for the passage of Resolution 17-5
, which calls upon the AIA to officially support a new investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7).
The big vote will happen tomorrow afternoon at the Orange County Convention Center. A number of AIA members plan to speak in favor of the resolution, among them William Prevatel from the AIA New York chapter, David Mack from AIA Orlando, Richard Wallace from AIA Chicago, and Richard Gage, founder of AE911Truth. Together, they’ll be urging their fellow architects to follow their conscience and vote “yes” to supporting a new investigation.
Then, on Thursday and Friday, we’ll be talking with hundreds of architects on the convention floor, informing them about the evidence regarding the World Trade Center’s destruction and inviting them to take our array of continuing education courses
We are profoundly grateful to those who contributed so that we could make this trip to the AIA National Convention and send our mailer
to 2,500 AIA leaders who are likely to be voting on the resolution tomorrow.
A Pre-convention Stop in Los Angeles
En route to the convention, Richard Gage made a stop in Los Angeles to give our one-hour course on WTC 7 to the architects at HED, one of the leading high-rise architecture firms in Los Angeles.
At the beginning of the rapid-paced presentation, Gage found that most of the architects present were unfamiliar with the collapse of WTC 7, even though it is the third worst structural failure in modern history (after that of the Twin Towers). But, upon learning the details of WTC 7’s collapse and the unscientific report produced by NIST, 90% of those surveyed agreed that a new investigation was needed.
Will the same percentage of AIA delegates vote to support a new WTC 7 investigation tomorrow? If they have the courage to vote their conscience, the answer is “yes.”