Building Experts at the New Jersey Institute of Technology Available to Media
What: Two professors with knowledge of structural design are available
to talk to media about why and how the Twin Towers collapsed.
Who: John Schuring, Ph.D., professor of civil engineering and the
chairman of the department, has an expertise in structural design. He knows how
the Twin Towers were built, with a tubular skin, and why they imploded. The
Towers were built to implode; if one floor goes down, it causes a domino effect.
After the floors collapse, the tubular skin exterior is without support and the
buildings collapse. You can reach him either by phone or email. His phone is
973-596-5849. His email is
Who: Jack Lebduska, A.I.A. is an adjunct professor in the New Jersey
School of Architecture at NJIT. Jack's expertise is in building structure and
safety. He specializes in building fire safety. He designed offices for clients
in the World Trade Towers and knew the buildings well. He anticipated the quick
collapse of the Towers. He can be reached at 908-459-5162. His email address is
When: Wednesday, Sept. 12-13, 2001
How: Call or email Schuring or Lebduska. Or contact the public relations
department for more information.
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