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Response to "How the Towers Collapsed"
NY Times - (by Monica Gabrielle)
Re "How the Towers Collapsed" (editorial, May 7):
In response to the editorial in the May 7, 2002 issue of
The New York Times, "How the Towers Collapsed", I would like to clarify
the constant referral to the study as an "investigation."
The study and report that has been done by The American
Society of Civil Engineers and FEMA was not an investigation. It was a
Building Performance Assessment Team report (BPAT). This "study" left
many critical questions unanswered and wasted 8 months of precious time.
The continuous reference to this as an "investigation"
gives a misleading impression to the families and the public regarding the
collapse of the World Trade Center. We are far from coming to any
conclusions other than that the towers killed our loved ones.
We need to continue to pressure Congress and NIST (National
Institute of Standards and Technology) to perform a proper, in-depth
investigation utilizing valuable information from the 911 tapes, calls,
emails and survivors' stories in conjunction with scientific testing,
examination of materials that were recovered and NOT sold off to recycling
plants, study blue prints and building specs. Until we do that, it is not
an investigation, has not been an investigation and we will never know the
truth as to why those buildings collapsed and killed nearly 3,000 innocent
We owe it to them to find the truth.
Skyscraper Safety Campaign
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