“We realized that if the people who govern this national association of architects didn’t even know the official explanation for the total collapse of a 47-story skyscraper, then there was truly a lot of misinformation out there — and it had to be corrected. So, ever since the convention, one of our major goals with the booklet has been to educate readers about what the official hypothesis of fire-induced failure actually says, so we can accurately compare and contrast it with the controlled demolition hypothesis.” — Ted Walter

An Interview with Author Ted Walter
Sept. 26, 2015
Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth

Beyond Misinformation: What Science Says About the Destruction of World Trade Center Buildings 1, 2, and 7 is AE911Truth’s new, comprehensive guide to the WTC evidence. Since publishing it on September 8, 2015, AE911Truth has distributed more than 40,000 copies.
Two weeks after the booklet’s release date, we sat down with its author, Ted Walter, to get the full story on the creation of this document and what it means for AE911Truth.

AE: Where did you get this idea?

TW: In the past year or two, several of us at AE911Truth have felt, at different points, that we needed a written document that would tell the entire story of the destruction of the three World Trade Center buildings. Over the years we’ve produced several videos that have been very popular. We’ve also written a number of articles addressing specific areas of the evidence.

But we realized we didn’t have one single document that comprehensively summarized all of the main evidence related to the WTC’s destruction. We believed that a document like this could be useful in several ways, from doing mailings to architecture and engineering professionals, to being a key educational resource for people who visit our website for the first time. Being less expensive to produce than a book, we also thought a booklet could be an effective outreach tool that our supporters would buy in bulk and distribute on their own.

E: When did AE911Truth decide to actually implement the idea?

TW: As we discussed various ways of creating one document, we had different formats in mind at different times. Finally, our plan for a booklet crystallized this past May. It dovetailed with our trip to the national convention of the American Institute of Architects and our desire to do further outreach to the architecture community. And we knew that if we worked efficiently, we would be able to publish it around the fourteenth anniversary of 9/11.

By the end of May, we had set the project into motion — first outlining the points the booklet needed to convey, then thinking about it from a design standpoint, then determining the specific content it should cover. We also began devising the mailing campaign, which involved deciding who we should mail the booklet to and researching how much it would cost to print and mail it to thousands of architects and engineers all over the United States.

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