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Satan, God, H.P. Lovecraft and Other Mephitic Models: An Interview With Paul Laffoley
by Robert Guffeyhttp://www.paranoiamagazine.com/mephiticmodels.html
So tried to download the mp3 through the conspiracy.net website, which I had to sign up for and can't get nor will not allow me to log in. So now I'm listening to the quicktime link on the wikipedia footnotes.
The article above talks about his artistry and exhibits, not a whole lot on his architectural prows. In fact the wikipedia excerpt:
"According to Laffoley, he spoke his first word, "Constantinople", at the age of six months, and then lapsed into 4 years of silence. He attended the progressive Mary Lee Burbank School in Belmont, Massachusetts, where his draftsman's talent was ridiculed by his Abstract Expressionist teachers. After attending Boston public schools for a short time, Laffoley matriculated at Brown University, graduating in 1962 with honors in Classics, Philosophy, and Art History. Laffoley has written that, in his senior year at Brown, he was given eight electroshock treatments.
In 1963, he attended the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and apprenticed with the sculptor Mirko Basaldella before being dismissed from the institution. In a search for expanded opportunities, Laffoley came to New York to work with the visionary Frederick Kiesler, and was recruited by Andy Warhol, who wanted someone to watch television for him at all hours of the night. Laffoley watched television in the pre-dawn hours, before programming had actually begun. Following his dismissal by Kiesler, Laffoley worked for 18 months on design for the World Trade Center Tower II (floors 15 to 45) with Emery Roth & Sons under the direction of architect Minoru Yamasaki. Following his suggestion that bridges be constructed between the two towers for safety, he was summarily fired by Yamasaki and returned to Boston."
You will notice that nowhere does it say that he has an engineering or architectural degree. So I'm really having a problem that this guy is qualified to gauge, comment, and/or design the structural integrity of a building. You will also notice that I'm not even discussing the other glaring comments that are listed in the above information.
During the interview, he even admits that he was not qualified to do architecture and had been told so by 16 other firms. The only reason he was hired onto Emery Roth & Son was to work on a design team that really was there for show and were not called on to do any designing.
Further, while during the interview he admits that he is not an engineer while describing an anecdotal story of the Bin Laden construction group touring the construction site. He comment that the Saudi engineers had asked him, "Where would you put explosives." So you will notice that the interviewer then made a leap of logic to say that the building was designed with explosives already in place. Which he never confirmed but alluded that they knew how to bring the building down by being there during the construction.
This makes no sense as far as a time line is concerned because by his admission he was dismissed at the urging of Yamasaki due to his design plans calling for bridges every five stories. Aside from jumping from North and South Towers to WTC 7 building which more than likely would have been planned by a different team. It is unimaginable that one team would do all the buildings.
As to explosives being included in the design of the building, one immediately has to ask the question, "Why would you include explosives into a structure?" Aside from the inherent danger of premature detonation of said explosives, how would you get the building inspector to sign off on that. The inherent danger of rigging a 100 story building to come down with no fool proof measure to prevent this from occurring would keep any inspector from putting their signature to a design or inspection.
So for all the above reasons both by admission and hypothesis, it is my opinion that this guy is a delusional idiot who I wouldn't allow design a birdhouse let alone a building that would be inhabited by humans.