What a Difference a Dozen Volunteers Makes! Chicago AIA Convention Activists Net Over 120 More A/E Petition SignersJul 23
Written by James McDowell
July 20th, 2014
Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth
CHICAGO AIA CONVENTION ACTIVISTS NET OVER 120 MORE A/E PETITION SIGNERS
BUILDING PROFESSIONALS CAUGHT OFF GUARD ON WTC 7
Chicago-AIA-ConventionExperience has proven that, when presented with indisputable evidence, the people who design and construct buildings for a living quickly grasp the cause of the third worst structural failure in history.
Of course we’re speaking of the 6.5-second demise of the 47-story, steel-framed skyscraper in the World Trade Center known as WTC 7.
But what if, in fact, most building professionals have never even heard about the collapse of this high-rise on 9/11?
This incredible reality — that the majority of our nation’s architects and engineers are oblivious to WTC 7—is one of the primary reasons that AE911Truth headed to the Windy City last month for the 2014 National Convention of the American Institute of Architects. It was the fifth time since 2008 that our non-profit organization has attended this annual event, which this year was held at Chicago’s McCormick Place on South Lake Shore Drive, the largest convention center in North America. The nearly 800 exhibitors and more than 15,000 architects in attendance had an opportunity to hear AE911Truth sound a wake-up call about the impossible claims of the official story of collapse by fire of the three skyscrapers on 9/11/01.
Our volunteers are so passionate about educating the architectural world that that they came from as far away as the UK and from as many as a dozen states in the US to help out in our booth at the Chicago convention.During the three-day convention (June 26-28), Richard Gage, AIA, and his team of volunteers staffed a 10′ x 10′ evidence-packed booth, where attendees dropped by to learn the compelling facts which demonstrate that the Twin Towers and a third, new-to-them building were all destroyed by explosive controlled demolition.
In addition to explaining evidence, answering questions, and handing out the AE911Truth petition for architects to sign, they gave away hundreds of 9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out DVDs to those who visited the booth. “Most everyone said that they would be quite willing to receive a call from us in a couple of weeks to ask what they thought about the DVD,” notes AE verification team leader Laura Nieboer. “We have our follow-up work cut out for us.”
Chicago presented what Gage calls “some different challenges from other AIA conventions we’ve attended. In Denver last year, we had a groundswell of volunteers helping us before we even set foot in the convention hall. On the other hand, we went to Chicago with practically zero upfront support.”
But 9/11 activists from near and far rose to the occasion on each of the three days, and by the third day, Saturday, AE911Truth had surpassed even its own expectations, eclipsing the Denver results by amassing more than 120 new petition signers — 100 of them architects or engineers, including four new FAIA members (an FAIA, or Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, is an AIA member who has been recognized for making outstanding contributions to the profession).