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Lawrence Tech hosts April 18 talk about World Trade Center destruction

Release Date: April 7, 2011

SOUTHFIELD, Mich.– Architect Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, will explain his claim that explosives were used in the 2001 destruction of the World Trade Center on Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Technological University, 21000 West Ten Mile Road in Southfield.

The lecture, which is free and open to be public, will be held in the Architecture Building auditorium.

“The claims of this group are certainly controversial, but in a higher education context it is instructive to see that learned men and women can disagree,” said Joseph Veryser, associate dean of the College of Architecture and Design.

Soon after the 9/11 tragedy, Lawrence Tech hosted presentations by the official investigation team.

An architect for more than 23 years, Gage claims that the official reports of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and National Institute of Standards and Technologies give incomplete and contradictory accounts of the towers’ destruction.

Gage believes that scientific forensic evidence shows the three World Trade Center skyscrapers were demolished with explosives in a controlled demolition on Sept. 11, 2001. He argues that what happened to the twin towers could not have been caused by airplanes alone. The 47-story World Trade Center 7 building was not hit by an airplane.

More than 1,400 architects and engineers have signed a petition calling for a new investigation into the destruction of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers on Sept. 11, 2001.  “These professionals have concluded that a new independent investigation into these catastrophic events is both necessary and essential to the preservation of our democracy,” Gage said.

According to Gage, eyewitness reports, testimony and forensic data were omitted from the official report on the destruction of the World Trade Center.

Detailed information may be found in the DVD, “9/11: Blueprint for Truth – The Architecture of Destruction,” which is available at

Lawrence Technological University,, offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in the Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey, Traverse City and Toronto. Lawrence Tech also partners with universities in Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.