In Call For New 9/11 Probe, Expert Delivered Major Free Webinar Sept. 6 On WTC Collapse Mystery

A prominent structural engineering expert who has been studying the technical mysteries about the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 during the 9/11 attacks delivered on Sept. 6 a free webinar on his preliminary findings contradicting official versions of how the building collapsed.

ae911 leroy hulsey sept 2017 promoDr. Leroy Hulsey, chairman of the department of engineering and mines at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks,  presented his team's findings so far during a lecture on Sept. 6 at the university that was live-streamed and available for interested members of the public.

Hulsey, shown in a graphic about his lecture, also announced his preliminary written report. The full report of his team's two-year study is expected later this fall, followed by a six-week public comment period. The final report is scheduled for release in early 2018.

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, with a reported 1.5 million views. A map of the building layout is at right, and also at the bottom of this column in an appendix.

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Critics of official U.S. government investigations have questioned how the three World Trade Center (WTC) buildings collapsed even though they were steel-framed high-rises that supposedly could resist both fire and a jetliner crash.

Among the three towers was WTC 7 (at the top of the map at left). Building 7 was not hit by an airplane and fell at nearly free-fall speeds more than seven hours after the other two buildings. A widely viewed video shows the 47-story building collapsing in just over seven seconds and in symmetrical fashion.

 ae for 9 11 truth logoThe non-profit group Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth) retained Hulsey and his team to study the issue. AE911Truth's more than 3,000 members have signed statements calling for a new investigation and expressing doubt about the U.S. government's official conclusions.

Our Justice Integrity Project last year published Justice Integrity Project, Experts Reject Planes, Fire As Cause For 9/11 WTC Collapses, a comprehensive overview of both the official reports and statements by critics.

Appended to the column is a "Readers Guide" that is intended to make easily available in concise formats the major official and alternative studies, news items, commentaries, videos and films on the topic, with representation from diverse and reasonably credible viewpoints that attract significant support. This series thus parallels our Project's three existing "Readers Guides," which separately provided similar arrays of research on the 1960s assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. and New York Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.   

This editor spoke at a major AE 911 Truth conference last Sept. 11 featuring Hulsey, AE911Truth Founder Richard Gage and other experts at the historic Cooper Union hall in New York City and is helping co-promote the group's call for renewed government investigation.

That advocacy continues during the coming week with other events in New York City, Oakland and Washington, DC, and delivery of information packets by volunteers on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12 to the offices of all 535 members of the U.S. House and Senate. Details are below. 

9/11 Events By Research Critics

9 11 truth conference film festival in OaklandAfter the University of Alaska presentation on Sept. 6 (with more details here) other events will unfold on Sept. 8 at Foley Square in New York City and on Sept. 11 in both San Francisco (with a film festival) and in Washington, DC.

The film festival is entitled "Why 9/11 Truth Still Matters," and features historian, author and attorney Dr. William Pepper.

In the nation's capital, Gage, Hulsey and victim father Robert McIlvaine will lead a news conference at 1 p.m. on Sept. 11 at the National Press Club in Washington, DC (529 14th St. NW). The news conference is expected to be live-streamed to interested members of the media and general public,

Most speakers will also join a panel of experts from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. that evening at the Holiday Inn Rosslyn, 1900 North Fort Myer Drive near Key Bridge in Northern Virginia.

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Gage is also spearheading advocacy of the Bobby McIlvaine Act, which is named for a WTC victim. Bob McIlvaine, the victim's father, has repeatedly called for a new investigation as in the video interview here by film maker Dan Dicks:


On Sept. 11 and 12, AE911Truth volunteers will hand-deliver the Bobby McIlvaine package to every member of Congress seeking action on behalf of McIlvaine and other victims of 9/11. The organization has many of the materials on its website, including the webinar Beyond Misinformation about the collapse of WTC towers. Details here, Volunteers are being sought to hand-deliver packets and meet with their individual representatives. For more information, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

World Trade Center 9/11 via Creative CommonsThe major goal is a new investigation to address unanswered technical issues about the World Trade Center building collapses. The effort has been supported by a web-based fund-raising campaign using PayPal via link here.

"On top of travel for Richard Gage, Peter Ketcham, and three staff members, we need to cover the cost of renting the National Press Club room, issuing three nationwide press releases, and printing 535 congressional packages," organizers have said, saying they have met initial fund-raising goals. "Plus we’re asking you to invest in helping us produce a slick video that will be released alongside Dr. Hulsey’s draft report. It will cogently summarize his findings and show animations of the models — including a model that actually replicates the observed collapse of WTC 7 precisely."

"This is the most important time of the year for our mission and perhaps the biggest moment in AE911Truth’s ten-year existence," they continued. "With your support, we can raise the $10,000 we need by September 1st to make this fall a turning point in the pursuit of 9/11 Truth. Please donate generously today."



Note: This column was updated from a preview of the Hulsey lecture to include substance from the lecture.

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Map Showing Building 7, with context

wtc map seven buildings, Analysis of the Collapse, Staff report. is a research consortium consisting of just a few individuals volunteering their time and resources to the effort. The principal contributors to the site are here.   

The seven World Trade Center buildings were in the two blue regions of the map to the right. On September 11th, all 7 buildings were destroyed. 110-story WTC 1 and 2, and 47-story WTC 7 were leveled, and WTC 3, 4, 5, and 6 were severely damaged, with large portions of WTC 3, 4, and 6 being crushed.

It is interesting that, in spite of the thorough devastation of all the buildings with World Trade Center addresses, no large buildings outside the blue zones were sufficiently damaged to warrant their demolition in the months that followed the attack. 1   The "collapse" of Building 7 was remarkably tidy. Although it was wedged between the Verizon building and the U.S. Post Office building, it barely damaged either of them.

It is even more interesting that, prior to September 11th, no steel framed building had ever undergone total collapse due to any cause or combination of causes other than controlled demolition and severe earthquakes. Such buildings have survived hurricanes, severe fires, earthquakes, and bombings, but none have fallen down of their own weight -- an event that was portrayed as inevitable on September 11th.

Of the collapses of the three huge buildings on September 11th, the collapse of Building 7 is treated separately. If you believe the official story, then Building 7 would be the only example in history of a steel framed building undergoing complete collapse as a result of fires. It and the Twin Towers would be the only permanent vertical steel structures to have fallen into themselves instead of falling over, except in cases of demolition.

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Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, 9/11 Family Members and Technical Experts Call on Congress to Launch New World Trade Center Investigation, Ted Walter, Sept. 11, 2017. On the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, 9/11 family member Bob McIlvaine and architect Richard Gage, AIA, will announce the Bobby McIlvaine World Trade Center Investigation Act at a news conference to be held at the National Press Club at 1 p.m. EDT.

The Bobby McIlvaine Act is draft legislation that would empanel a select committee in either chamber of Congress to reinvestigate the destruction of the three World Trade Center towers on September 11, 2001. The act is named after Mr. McIlvaine’s son Bobby, who was tragically killed at the age of 26 while entering the North Tower of the World Trade Center.

Mr. McIlvaine has been an outspoken leader in advocating for a new investigation since the release of the 9/11 Commission Report in 2004. Mr. Gage, meanwhile, has worked diligently to educate and mobilize technical professionals since he founded the organization Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth) in 2006. Today, AE911Truth represents close to 3,000 architects and engineers, as well as two-dozen 9/11 family members, who have signed AE911Truth’s petition calling on Congress to open a new investigation.

Mr. McIlvaine and Mr. Gage will be joined by Peter Michael Ketcham, a former employee of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the agency that was charged with investigating the World Trade Center disaster. Mr. Ketcham first spoke out against his former agency’s investigation in 2016 and has since joined with AE911Truth in championing a new investigation.

At the conclusion of the news conference, Mr. McIlvaine, Mr. Gage, Mr. Ketcham, and supporters of the Bobby McIlvaine Act will proceed to the Capitol, where they will distribute packets to every member of Congress over the next day and a half. They will then work to assemble a bi-partisan group of sponsors and have the resolution introduced by next year’s September 11th anniversary.

The group will use the soon-to-be-released computer simulation of World Trade Center Building 7’s collapse — a study conducted by researchers at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and funded by AE911Truth — to bolster its case that NIST’s account of the building collapses is false and that it is incumbent upon Congress to launch its own investigation.

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Who: Bob McIlvaine; Richard Gage, AIA; Peter Michael Ketcham; Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth

What: Announcement of the Bobby McIlvaine World Trade Center Investigation Act

When: 1 p.m. EDT, September 11, 2017

Where: National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.


Backgrounder: Previous Justice Integrity Project Coverage

Justice Integrity Project, Experts Reject Planes, Fire As Cause For 9/11 WTC Collapses, Andrew Kreig, Sept. 23, 2016. Technical experts are mounting major challenges to official U.S. government accounts of how three World Trade Center skyscrapers collapsed in near-freefall after the 9/11 attacks 15 years ago.

Many researchers are focusing especially on the little-known collapse of World Trade Center (WTC) Building 7, portrayed in the 10:08 video above.

The 47-story building, which was not hit by an airplane and was located about two football fields away from WTC 1 and 2, collapsed in approximately 6.5 seconds some seven hours after the other buildings fell.

The pattern so resembled controlled demolition that experts who have studied it are increasingly questioning the official causation, which U.S. authorities and the mainstream media ascribed to fire.

Last month, Europhysics News published 15 Years Later: On the physics of high-rise building collapses. The report challenged U.S. government findings that the skyscrapers collapsed because of fire. The four co-authors noted that no other skyscrapers in world history have ever collapsed from fire. Instead, the authors cited evidence that the falls resembled the physics involved in controlled demolition.

Similarly, the conference Justice in Focus convened prominent 9/11 technical and legal researchers in New York City Sept. 10-11 for an in-depth examination of physical evidence on the WTC collapses on the first day. The second day was a strategy session on ways to use legal procedures to advance research and create legal remedies congruent with the new evidence.

Dr. Leroy Hulsey, shown at right in a Justice Integrity Project photo, summed up his team's recent in-depth study by telling noted litigator Daniel Sheehan that there is "zero" chance that WTC 7 collapsed because of fire. Hulsey is the chairman of the civil and environmental engineering department at the University of Alaska at Fairbanks.

Hulsey's remarks during the forum at New York City's historic Cooper Union typified other engineering experts' conclusions. The conference "Justice In Focus 9/11 2016" was co-sponsored by the 2,700-member group Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911 Truth).

The group is led by founder Richard Gage, a major speaker at the conference. AE911 Truth funded the Alaskan university's research and a free live stream video of the proceedings. The presentations are now available via YouTube, with donations requested here on a voluntary basis to cover costs.

Today's article focuses on these new technical findings regarding 9/11 research. It is part of new Justice Integrity Project "Readers Guide to 9/11 Research and Advocacy." That guide builds on our extensive previous coverage of the topic, and will soon include lists of vital books and films from varied viewpoints and coverage of important new legal advocacy on the issues, encompassed in part by the second day of the program at Cooper Union.

bob graham village square flickrJustice Integrity Project, Former Senate Intelligence Chair Graham Seeks More 9/11, Saudi Disclosures, Andrew Kreig, Sept. 1, 2016. Former Senator Bob Graham (shown above in a file photo via Flickr) urged pressure on Congress for more disclosure about Saudi Arabian interaction with 9/11 hijackers at an NPC Newsmaker event on Aug. 31. The public should pressure Congress for more disclosure about Saudi Arabian interaction with 9/11 hijackers, said former Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Bob Graham, D-Fla., Wednesday to a National Press Club Newsmaker audience.

The U.S. House of Representatives, he said, must enable 9/11 victim families to sue Saudi entities suspected of complicity. “These almost 3,000 American victims and their families deserve justice,” said Graham, shown in a photo image by Noel St. John. “They deserve the right, in a court of law, to present the evidence they have gathered, which is voluminous, that will link the kingdom and other entities of Saudi Arabia to the 19 hijackers.”


Related News Coverage

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, Dan Dick, Sept. 10, 2016 (video). Robert McIlvaine has a lot to say about the cover up of the true nature of his son Bobby McIlvaine's death.

The 26-year-old aspiring writer was working in the north tower of the world trade center on the morning of the September 11th attacks in 2001. The official narrative from the government puts Bobby on the 106th floor and claims that he died due to the impact of the airplane but Bob continues to point out that the evidence suggests that Bobby died due to an explosion while entering the lobby prior to the first plane hitting the tower.

Global Research, Remember 9/11. Where is the Truth. This Week’s EventsThe Plan for next week! AE911Truth staff report, Sept. 2, 2017. In addition to the two major events that AE911Truth is organizing, Richard Gage, AIA, will be appearing in two other events around the September 11th anniversary. Plus, our latest documentary, Stand for the Truth, featuring former NIST employee Peter Michael Ketcham, will be showing at the 9/11 Truth Film Festival in Oakland, CA.

Here’s the full schedule:

Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 8:00 PM Eastern: Dr. Leroy Hulsey, speaking from the University of Alaska Fairbanks’ Schaibel Auditorium, will present the findings and conclusions detailed in his team’s September 2017 Progress Report, which will be issued the same day. The University of Alaska Fairbanks’ webstream site is momentarily down, but more info can be found in UAF’s event post.       

Friday, September 8, 2017, at 6:30 PM Eastern: Richard Gage will be speaking and screening our newest documentary, Stand for the Truth, at the event From 9/11 Truth to 9/11 Justice” at New York City’s Foley Square.       

Monday, September 11, 2017 at 1:00 PM Eastern: Bob McIlvaine, Peter Ketcham, and Richard Gage will announce the “Bobby McIlvaine World Trade Center Investigation Act” at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. Later that day and the following day, we will hand-deliver the Bobby McIlvaine package to all 535 members of Congress. Visit the Press Club’s website for more info.

Monday, September 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM Eastern: Richard Gage and Peter Michael Ketcham will be participating in the “9/11 Truth Seekers Panel” at the Holiday Inn Rossyln Key Bridge near Washington, D.C       

Monday, September 11, 2017 from 3:00 PM to 10:00 Pacific: AE911Truth’s latest documentary, Stand for the Truth, will be screened at the “9/11 Truth Film Festival: Why 9/11 Truth Still Matters” in Oakland, CA.

Come Get Involved! Those of you near Washington, D.C., and those traveling greater distances to commemorate 9/11 are invited to attend our news conference and join us on Capitol Hill.

To RSVP for the news conference or volunteer for our Capitol Hill outreach (or both), please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We need to assemble a group of at least 15 volunteers to hand-deliver the Bobby McIlvaine package to all 535 members of Congress on September 11th and 12th. If you contact us soon enough, we will even assist you in scheduling a meeting with your congressperson!