Suicidal air attacks on tall skyscrapers will remain an easy and
terribly effective means of terrorism,” warns the
inventor of escape-chute technology, which has been
ignored in New York City.
A 30-year old controversy on evacuation of skyscrapers
eventually become a national security secret
Sandy, Utah, February , 2006 -- The 30-year old
controversy on skyscraper evacuation could become a
national security secret as investigating any potential
wrongdoing involving official or corporate
responsibility could be considered an un-American
Very few press reports ever mentioned the WTC evacuation
problem -- yet there is official self-satisfaction on
the issue and none have mentioned the infamous 1977 NY
state local Law # 5 forbidding the evacuation of
“In fact we are talking about a critical aspect of
civilian defense in war time,” said Gerard Zephinie,
inventor of the Otis sleeve technology that allows mass
numbers of people to escape from buildings. “Suicidal
air attacks on tall skyscrapers will remain an easy and
terribly effective means of terrorism.”
Back in the 1970s, stopping progress on a means to
evacuate skyscrapers led to a multi- billion-dollar
bonanza for a fortunate few. The resulting official "non
-evacuation" policy eventually killed ten times more
people than terrorism was able to inflict directly,
according to Zephinie.
Zephinie’s escape chute is also known in Europe as the
“American chute”, because it has been sold by the famous
United Technology Corporation’s (UTC) subsidiary, Otis
Elevator Corporation, in France and Spain since 1975.
Since the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade
Center, Zephinie has challenged the official New York
Fire Department position to an open public debate. But
the press has silenced the call.
American officials have been hiding from public scrutiny
the existence a common, free and publicly available
technology of alternative evacuation which makes it
possible to escape from tall buildings -- and this could
lead to more disasters.
The danger has been known and quantified for 30 years.
New York City authorities knew that a terrorist air
attack could block the 30 highest floors of the WTC .
Only the date of the drama was unknown.
Nevertheless, the New York Fire Department opposed and
continue to oppose the only alternative to give people a
chance out if stairways are neutralized.
Undoubtedly, mentioning the existence of the now common
French technology, which is used in tall buildings in
Europe and around the World, could lead the American
public to question the New York City officials for
adopting a policy to never test this unique alternative
means of evacuation.
Twenty years ago, the new technique of evacuation could
have been installed in the WTC and guaranteed by one of
the most prestigious U.S. corporations – Otis Elevator.
Demonstrating publicly the product in the US would
unavoidably expose decades of systematic official lies
about the impossibility of emergency mass evacuation.
Who shall have finally enough gallantry for marketing
Zephinie evacuation technologies in the USA and face
eventual retaliations from those controlling the East
Coast fire business?
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people have read and 1,384
press outlets downloaded our last October 2004 press
releases. Yet no major American mass media organization
has taken an interest in following up this story.
Zephinie has been told he could pay to get the news out.
One independent news producer asked Zephinie for up to
$100,000 to guarantee the deserved national notoriety to
his story ... eventually a good deal for a sponsor
willing to share an honest notoriety.
But the inventor does not plan to give up until the
American people have a chance to hear the facts about
escaping from tall skyscrapers and how their government
is not allowing them to know about the best choices.
“I have the stubbornness and the strength of an idealist
fighting an injustice,” said Zephinie. “I will keep
fighting. I believe that this story is a great example
of the last 30 years of accelerated degeneration of the
free society we defended in the 1950’s. There has been
subtle and constant degradation of free competition and
now an emerging general conformism of the press on
Please see our previous releases:
Demonstration and Press Conference About the ZEC-Mass Evacuation
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Open Letter to the National Commission on Terrorist
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