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Old 05-02-2011, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Default Where were you when the towers collapsed?

I was in 8th grade. I was taking a test in spanish class. I was staring out the window because I saw a lot of black clouds. I was wondering what happened,so I went near the window and I saw a tall building on fire straight I was really wondering what was going on. My science teacher came in and told us. The whole class was scared. My parents never picked me up, so I had to wait till 2:45 to walk home by myself .
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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I had a similar experience. I was in 7th grade Math class. Went to school in Bushwick, so the the towers were visible. Despite being so close to the event, the collapsing of the towers didn't have much of an effect on me personally beyond empathizing for those involved. It didn't have any real effect on my world view or anything. Not sure why.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:14 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I had a similar experience. I was in 7th grade Math class. Went to school in Bushwick, so the the towers were visible. Despite being so close to the event, the collapsing of the towers didn't have much of an effect on me personally beyond empathizing for those involved. It didn't have any real effect on my world view or anything. Not sure why.
It's probably because you didn't know anyone that got killed in the attacks. I knew someone who got killed in the attacks.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:16 AM
 
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10th grade chemistry class. Heard a loud BOOM, everyone ran to the windows. Teacher came in and said "a plane has crashed into the WTC." Left my school and went to my friend's house... smoke filled the sky, ash was falling everywhere.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:18 AM
 
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It's probably because you didn't know anyone that got killed in the attacks. I knew someone who got killed in the attacks.
You're probably right. I tend to be stoic when in terms to the situation in which I lose loved ones though. I mourn their death and empathize with their situation, but tend to be unmoved by the circumstances even in extreme cases...if that makes sense.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:19 AM
 
Location: FL
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Me I was at work in a MI hospital. My neighbor was helping evacuate the WTC building, he now suffers from pulmonary issues and is only in his 40's. So sad.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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On Chambers Street. The sound was deafening--like ten freight trains inside of ten thunderstorms. It always amazes me that it sounds so quiet on video.

For the next year I woke up in the middle of the night a few times a week "hearing" it again.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:33 AM
 
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I was at home getting ready to go to work in Manhattan. (Of course, I didn't go to Manhattan at all....)
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:40 AM
 
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I just left my apt on Sullivan street---was walking to Astor Barbers to get a haircut.
I heard the first one of the planes fly over head.
It was the LOUDEST thing I still to this day have ever heard.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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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.
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