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Old 05-02-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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I will never forget all the papers and debris flying all over the place. A lot of that ended up in Brooklyn.
I remember smog being present in Brooklyn Heights for ages after the towers collapsed.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I remember smog being present in Brooklyn Heights for ages after the towers collapsed.
Yep. A lot of cars around here were covered with all the debris.
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Old 05-02-2011, 10:55 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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was working on the high floor of a skyscrpaer in midtown with a perfect south view all the way down to the battery. didnt see the planes hit but saw both towers burn and collpase. saw the huge smoke cloud swell over lower manhattan. and because it was far enough away not hear, it all happened in silence. like a movie. only it was real.
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Dover, Pennsylvania
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i m not a nyc resident i live in pa but visit nyc several times a year. i remember that day as if it was yesterday. i was at work and one of the workers came over said the tower just got hit by a plane i knew this wasnt an accident we went to the break room and watched the tv as the 2nd plane hit. at that time i knew we was in trouble i vol with the local fire dept and when the towers collasp that evening they put a call out for vol to help and i went to ground 0 for a week. i never will forget that day 9/11 changed my life and my outlook on things and the feeling i get when i stand at the wtc site words just cant discribe it. its nice to see the tower 1 being build its part of healing and now with bin laden gone a part of the hurt is healed all though i knew no one personally i still mourn and hurt for those lost
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:40 AM
 
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i was in AZ and i was called up by the Army to report to the base there for a phyiscal to see if i was fit enough to return to duty as a Army Mp
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Old 05-02-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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I can recall exactly when I first heard about the first plane hitting the towers.

I was walking into the lobby of my office building near GCT, and I overheard someone tell someone else, "A plane crashed into the WTC".

My initial reaction, like a lot of people at the time, was that it was some small, private plane, like the time when Yankees pitcher, Cory Lidle, crashed his plane into an apartment building in Manhattan.

I spent the rest of the day at work, trying to get news, but I remember all of the major US news web sites were all down because of overwhelming traffic. The very first view of the burning towers that I got to see was a photo on the BBC web site that I was able to view that afternoon.

I remember coming out of work around 6-ish and 42nd Street was nearly deserted, like on a Sunday, and as others have already mentioned, I remember that smell, all the way up in Hell's Kitchen, where I was living at the time.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:22 PM
 
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i was on Broadway, right across from that church.

When i ran to the 15th floor from the 13th floor and look up, all i saw was a gaping hole from the first hit.

I thought i was watching a chuck norris movie from back in the day.
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Old 05-02-2011, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Fire Island...and I stayed for the week, not sure how to get home.
(I needed both the LIRR and PATH train, partly destroyed, to make it home.)

When I returned the air was so foul when the wind blew wrong, I wished I had stayed away another week.

I knew the manager of the WINDOWS ON THE WORLD...he had switched shifts to suilt his friend's schedule and she was killed, as were everyone in the restaurant. My friend left the country never to return.
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Old 05-02-2011, 03:37 PM
 
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Hmm..I think we already had this discussion. My first day of work was 9/10, 9/11 was my second day on the 86th floor. I never made it up though..as they made us evacuate just in time to look up and see the 2nd plane hit, then running to avoid chunks of concrete and debris falling everywhere. I think that day changed the lives of those there, and those who watched and lived through the aftermath....we are still living through it every day.
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Old 05-02-2011, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Hmm..I think we already had this discussion. My first day of work was 9/10, 9/11 was my second day on the 86th floor. I never made it up though..as they made us evacuate just in time to look up and see the 2nd plane hit, then running to avoid chunks of concrete and debris falling everywhere. I think that day changed the lives of those there, and those who watched and lived through the aftermath....we are still living through it every day.
Which tower did you work in, SobroGuy?
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