Evidence & Resources - Key Facts
Wednesday, 09 January 2013 00:19



Welcome to Architects & Engineers for 9/11Truth. We have put together this summary of information that you need to know. As building and technical professionals, we only discuss the physical and video evidence of the willful destruction of the three skyscrapers at the World Trade Center on 9/11. Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth has carefully studied publicly available information on the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7, including videos and  photographs, as well as eyewitness and physical evidence.  We approach these collapses as architects and engineers and we find the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST'S) hypotheses untenable.  We conclude that the official explanation is seriously flawed and scientifically impossible. There is substantial, forensic evidence that explosives were present in the Twin Towers and Building 7 and that these explosives destroyed the buildings.



On this page you will find...







The Evidence


 AE911Truth's - Blueprint for Truth - The Architecture of Destruction (33-min. version)

This is the 33-min. version of the original two-hour Blueprint for Truth - The Architecture of Destruction presentation.  Richard Gage, AIA of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth takes you through most of the scientific forensic evidence proving beyond a reasonable doubt that the destruction of WTC was accomplished with explosive controlled demolition.



Explosive Testimony


Physicist Jeff Farrer is one of the scientists who found thermite in the World Trade Center dust. He discusses his process of discovery using the scientific method.

Total Time: Approx. 45 min.

Physicist Steven Jones is also one of the scientists who found thermite inside the World Trade Center's dust. Chain of custody of the WTC dust and nanothermite are discussed in depth.

Total time: Approx. 30 min.

Chemical Engineer Mark Basile is another scientist who found thermite in the World Trade Center dust.

Total Time: Approx. 14 min.



 These and other experts are featured in our latest documentary "9/11: Explosive Evidence - Experts Speak Out" 

The one hour version of the film is below...




Physics - WTC7 Free-fall

Physics teacher David Chandler uses simple scientific software to understand and show the free-fall demolition of World Trade Center Building 7




'The North Tower Exploding'

An examination of the North Tower exploding



'Downward Acceleration of the North Tower'

David Chandler's exploration of the downward acceleration of WTC 1



WTC7: NIST Finally Admits Free-fall (Part I)

In its draft report, released in August 2008, NIST attempted to cover up evidence that WTC7 fell at free-fall, but the cover-up was transparent. In its final report, released in November 2008, NIST finally acknowledged free-fall, but couched it in a bizarre framework that continues to deny its clear significance. This video displays the brazenness of the NIST WTC7 cover-up.




See the rest of the videos in this series at the links below:


NIST Admits Free-fall Part II (5:40 min)


NIST Admits Free-fall Part III (10:17 min)




9/11 Experiments: The Great Thermate Debate

Jonathan Cole tackles the thermate debate. Can thermate actually cut steel or is National Geographic's 911 show correct?




118 Witnesses: The Firefighters Testimony to
Explosions in the Twin Towers




View the evidence presented in our public outreach brochure



Technical Articles


Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Niels H. Harrit, Jeffrey Farrer, Steven E. Jones, and others


Why The Red/Gray Chips Are Not Primer Paint
By Niels H. Harrit, May 2009


Explosives Found in World Trade Center Dust
Jim Hoffman


Environmental anomalies at the World Trade Center: evidence for energetic materials
By Kevin R. Ryan, James R. Gourley, & Steven E. Jones


Mysteries of the Twin Towers
R. Herbst


The Missing Jolt: A Simple Refutation of the NIST-Bazant Collapse Hypothesis
By Prof. Graeme MacQueen and Tony Szamboti


Scientists, Scholars, Architects & Engineers respond to NIST
By 16 scientists, scholars, architects, and engineers


Public comments on the NIST WTC 7 draft report. Submitted to NIST 09/11/08.
Jonathan Cole P.E.


Journal of Engineering Mechanics:  Discussion of "Progressive Collapse of the World Trade Center: A Simple Analysis" by K.A. Seffen
Dr. Crockett Grabbe


Momentum Transfer Analysis of the Collapse of the Upper Stories of WTC 1
Gordon Ross Journal of 9/11 Studies


Direct Evidence for Explosions: Flying Projectiles and Widespread Impact Damage
Dr. Crockett Grabbe


Lies about the WTC by NIST and Underwriters Laboratories
Kevin Ryan - U.L. whistleblower - former Site Manager


Physical Chemistry of Thermite, Thermate, Iron-Alum-Rich Microspheres at Demise of WTC 1 & 2
Jerry Lobdill 6/15/2007


The Destruction of WTC 7
Vesa Raiskila


The NIST WTC Investigation -- How Real Was The Simulation?
Eric Douglas, Architect


Revisiting 9/11/2001 -- Applying the Scientific Method
Prof. Steven E. Jones, Ph.D., Physics


by Gordon Ross, ME [1], June 4, 2007*


Open Letter to Purdue President France Córdova
Kevin Ryan, B.S. Chem.


Jones vs. Robertson: A Physicist and a Structural Engineer Debate the Controlled Demolition of the World Trade Center
Gregg Roberts, Associate Editor,


Another Structural Engineer Questions WTC Collapses
William Rice, P.E.


Can Physics Rewrite History?
Chuck Thurston


Reply to Protec's "A critical analysis of the collapse of WTC towers 1, 2 & 7 from an explosives and conventional demolition industry viewpoint"
Jim Hoffman


NIST's World Trade Center FAQ: A Reply to the National Institute for Standards and Technology's Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Jim Hoffman


Building a Better Mirage: NIST's 3-Year $20,000,000 Cover-Up of the Crime of the Century
Jim Hoffman


The Destruction of the World Trade Center: Why the Official Account Cannot Be True
David Ray Griffin


Another reason the 9/11 fire-mediated collapse theory is wrong
Joseph Smith


Popular Mechanics' Assault on 9/11 Truth
Jim Hoffman


Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse?
Dr. Steven E. Jones


Proof That The Thermal and Gravitational Energy Available Were Insufficient to Melt Steel in the Twin Towers and 7 World Trade Center on 9/11/01
Terry Morrone


Report on Weidlinger Simulation
Leaked WTC Blueprints contain 3D simulations from the Weidlinger report that contradict the NIST report of the Twin Tower's destruction


Engineering News Record: The World Trade Center


Bad Science: Keith Seffen And The WTC 'Collapse'
Winter Patriot blog 9/14/07


UK Engineer: WTC 'Collapses' Were 'A Very Ordinary Thing'
Winter Patriot blog 9/11/07


Explosions or Collapse? The Semantics of Deception and the Significance of Categories
C. Thurston


My Response to Ryan Mackey and the Self-Crushing Building Theory, "On Debunking 9/11 Debunking"
by Chuck Thurston


High Velocity Bursts of Debris from Point-Like Sources in the WTC Towers
Kevin Ryan


Response to NIST on Control Demolition Investigation Failure
Crockett Grabbe © January 13, 2008 University of Iowa & SeaLane Consulting


Response to NIST on Energy and Momentum
Crockett Grabbe © January 18, 2008 University of Iowa & SeaLane Consulting


Collapse of the South Tower of the World Trade Center
Crockett Grabbe © December 23, 2007 University of Iowa & SeaLane Consulting


Science in the Bush: When Politics Displaces Physics
By Dr. Crockett Grabbe and Lenny Charles 9/08/07


9/11 and the Twin Towers: Sudden Collapse Initiation Was Impossible
Dec 23, 2007
by Frank Legge, PhD & Tony Szamboti, Mechanical Engineer


Dr Seffen Paper Proven Ludicrous
by Mick Meany
Feb, 2008


Extremely high temperatures during the World Trade Center destruction
Steven E. Jones, Jeffrey Farrer, Gregory S. Jenkins, Frank Legge, James Gourley, Kevin Ryan, Daniel Farnsworth, and Crockett Grabbe
January 2007


Engineer Sees Evidence of Extreme Temperatures in WTC Steel
Submitted by Shoestring on Mon, 02/25/2008


The Sustainability of the Controlled Demolition Hypothesis for the Destruction of the Twin Towers
Tony Szamboti, ME --- May, 2007


The Top Ten Connections Between NIST and Nano-Thermites
Kevin R. Ryan, 7-02-08


Response to “Progressive Collapse of the World Trade Center: A Simple Analysis” by K.A. Seffen
Crockett Grabbe


How the Towers were Demolished
By Gordon Ross


How NIST Avoided a Real Analysis of the Physical Evidence of WTC Steel
By Andrea Dreger



Other Information


World Trade Center Blueprints


World Trade Center Tower A Architectural Drawings


29 Structural/Civil Engineers Cite Evidence for Controlled Explosive Demolition in Destruction of All 3 WTC High-Rises on 9/11, June '09


Republic Magazine — Evidence for the Explosive Demolition of World Trade Center, Building 7 on 9/11, Sept '09


Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe, 2009


Thermite: The Smoking Gun, Sept '09


World Trade Center Tower A Electrical Drawings



Radio Interviews

"A Firefighter, A Demolition Expert, and an Architect Look at Ground-Zero" with firefighter and founder of Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, Erik Lawyer; controlled demolition expert, Tom Sullivan; and architect and founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Richard Gage. Streaming Archive Here.

Guns & Butter with Bonnie Faulkner, Apr '10

WBZ, a CBS affiliate, is the largest AM radio station in Boston. This interview was aired to millions across the East Coast and we consider it to be our most successful 1-hour radio show.

NightSide with Dan Rea, Mar '10

Richard Gage, AIA on Progressive Radio Network with Gary Null.

The Gary Null Show, Mar '10

MERIA - Internet Radio for the alternative thinker - Commercial free talk with interviews, real news and alternative views. (

The Meria Show, Mar '10

Richard Gage, AIA on Truth News Radio Australia interviewed by Hereward Fenton. (

An interview with Richard Gage, AIA, Nov '09

AE911Truth is attacked heavily during this interview, but they prevail! This station is the premier Radio News broadcaster in New Zealand.

Richard Gage, AIA with Kim Hill on Radio New Zealand, Nov '09

KGO's Morning News is the number one rated morning program in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Cristine Craft KGO NewsTalk 810 AM, Mar '08




Videos About Our Outreach Efforts









"But Hasn't Popular Mechanics debunked this?"



One of the reasons we frequently hear for why people do not look further into the evidence of controlled demolition on 9/11 is because they have heard that the evidence has been "debunked" by Popular Mechanics.   AE911Truth has developed a series of articles that exposes the fallacies and flaws in the arguments made by Popular Mechanics in the latest edition of its book, Debunking 9/11 Myths.

Debunking the Real 9/11 Myths - Why Popular Mechanics Can't Face up to Reality