Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Im posting this as it was recieved:

From the National Institute of Standards and Technology NIST to Hold Public Webcast on World Trade Center Building 7 Collapse
Investigation Findings: Gaithersburg, Md.

- The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold a public webcast on Thursday, Aug. 21, 2008 to describe its findings and recommendations after anextensive investigation into the Sept. 11, 2001, collapse of World TradeCenter Building 7 (WTC 7).

WTC 7 was a 47-story building that fell nearly seven hours after the World Trade Center (WTC) towers collapsed on September 11. The live webcast, which will show the press briefing at which NIST's WTC 7 report will be released, will occur from 11 a.m to noon Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) on Aug. 21, 2008.

The general public may access the webcast bygoing to http://wtc.nist.gov/. During the briefing, NIST will present the probable collapse sequence for WTC 7 along with recommendations for improving building and fire safety inother buildings similar to WTC 7. The draft WTC 7 investigation reportreleased at the briefing will be open for public comment through noon onSept. 15, 2008.

Dr. Shyam Sunder, director of the NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory and lead investigator for the federal building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster, will present the report and answer questions from reporters during the briefing.

The WTC investigation Web site at http://wtc.nist.gov/ will contain links to accompanying materials such as the full report, news release, and visuals starting at the time of the briefing. For more information, please call 301-975-NIST.

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