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8 House Members View Draft Bill on Independent Science/Tech Probe of WTC 1, 2, 7 Collapses

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[1] “A bill to establish an independent committee of scientific and technical experts to investigate the structural failures causing the collapse on September 11, 2001 of New York City’s World Trade Center’s Buildings No. 1, 2, and 7, and to make recommendations for legislative action and federal regulatory changes to address such problems in present and future high-rise buildings.” July 16, 2008, 1.

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[2] Ibid., 1.

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[3] Barry Ball, Mdiv, facilitator, Portland 9/11 Truth Alliance; Barbara Ellis, Ph.D., former professor of technical journalism, Oregon State University; Joel S. Hirschhorn, Ph.D, former professor of engineering, University of Wisconsin/Madison and senior associate in the Congressional Office of Technical Assessment; Warren Pease, BA, writer and technical editor.

[4] Personal observation.

[5] Patrick O’Driscoll, “High-rises remain vulnerable after 9/11.” USA TODAY, Sept. 25, 2002 (http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2002-09-25-high-rises-1acover_x.htm [1-3]).

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[6] NIST’s World Trade Center Investigation, Fact Sheets from NIST, Sept. 8, 2006 (click here [2]). No data is available yet from NIST specifying WTC 7 research costs, but the budget proposal for laboratory projects in FY2005, the year research on No. 7 began—considered by a House/Senate conference—was $373,372,000   (

[7] President George W. Bush, press conference, Sept. 15, 2006 (http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/09/print/20060915-2.htm l1-2].

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[8] The three were Richard Gage, Steven Jones, Ph.D., and Kevin Ryan (Letter to Stephen Cauffman, NIST, from Richard Gage, Steven Jones, and Kevin Ryan, Sept. 15, 2008 (http://stj911.org/blog/?p=42 [passim]).

[9] Evan Lipstein, “City moving towards improved high-rise building safety (http://www.allbusiness.com/operations/’facilities-commercial-real-estate/4506803-1.html [1-2]). The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2004), passim. Sally Regenhard, Statement to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, Nov. 19, 2003 (http:J//govinfo.library.unt.edu/911/heaings/hearing5/witness_regenhard.htm [1]). Ibid. , 1-2. Statement of Sally Regenhard to the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon The United States, Nov. 19, 2003, Commission Archives ( click here [4]). Accessed on 10 - 7 – 08

[10] Eric Lipton, “Agency Fights Building Code Born of 9/11,” The New York Times, Sept. 8, 2008 (http://www.nytimes.com/2008/09/08/washington/08codes.html?_r=1&pagewanted=print&oref=slogin [1-4]).  Y

[11] “World Trade Center Insurance Litigation Settles for $2B,” PlanNYC:  New York City Planning Information Portal, May 24, 2007 (http://www.planyc.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=2635 [1]).

[12] Barry B. LePatner, ”Upgrading building codes post 9/11,” Real Estate Weekly, July 2, 2003 (click here [1-2]). Patrick O’Driscoll, “High-rises remain vulnerable after 9/11,” USAToday, Sept. 25, 2002

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