Re: Report from Lower Manhattan
- Subject: Re: [cg] Report from Lower Manhattan
- From: Lenny Librizzi <email@example.com>
- Date: Wed, 12 Sep 2001 14:18:55 -0400
I am fine. I was on the Staten Island Ferry coming into Manhattan as the first plane hit but did not hear or see anything. As I was riding
my bike up to the office along the
East River I saw people looking up and that's when I first saw fire and sparkling debris coming out of the north tower. From my office window I could also see the tower
burning but I was in another office and felt and heard a tremendous explosion when the second plane hit. We left the building right away and I rushed back to the ferry.
The first building collapsed on my way to the ferry and I just got on as they were closing the ferry gates. That was the last ferry that left for many hours. We took off in a
cloud of smoke which only cleared when we got about a half mile out. The second building collapsed just before we arrived on Staten Island. I'm happy to be safe at
home with my family. Not sure when we will know the full extent of what happened. So far everyone I know is safe. For some reason a number of people were late for
work, sick or out of town.
9/11/2001 11:00:25 AM, "Honigman, Adam" <Adam.Honigman@Bowne.com> wrote:
>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.
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