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Report from Lower Manhattan

  • Subject: [cg] Report from Lower Manhattan
  • From: "Honigman, Adam" <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2001 11:00:25 -0400


I'm typing this a half mile away from what used to be the World Trade
Center. My wife, a RN Case Manager is on duty in her hospital's intensive
care unit in Midtown waiting for casualties. My son's high school is in the
east 90's and I'll be at home soon to wait for him ( the subways are closed
down, the city is a no fly zone, the smoke from our windows is here on
Hudson street is amazing.)

The subway stopped at 14th Street and I walked to work because I knew that
this is where my family would be calling me to stay in touch. The view of
the building as it crumbled in flames and smoke... how can I ever forget it?

My hands are shaking.... I was temping as a paralegal at the World Trade
Center law firm Brown and Wood years ago during the last bombing in '93.
Walking down the 60 flights of stairs in smoke with my scared and out-of
shape co-workers was no fun. I remember coughing out crap for three weeks.

There are no stairs now.

I'm leaving work now to give blood at nearby St. Vincent's Hospital where
the bulk of the casualties are going.

We are in for interesting times.

God Bless America and all of us.

Adam Honigman

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