By Wilborn R. Hampton
A blind guy and his puppy suffering to flee from the burning North Tower, a firm of firefighters risking their lives, a typical citizen became rescue employee — every body persisted a private nightmare, and every incorporates a separate reminiscence. via interviews and bills of survivors, heroes, and terrorists, in addition to his personal tale, professional reporter Wilborn Hampton creates an intimate portrait of existence and loss, and gives a deeper knowing of that tragic day.
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And when the plane listed slightly at one point, whoever was in the pilot’s seat had quickly righted it so that it would fly straight into the side of the building. But if Jim was convinced that the crash was intentional, he also thought at first that it was probably some crazy person who had somehow commandeered the plane and crashed it into the tower. But when his sister, who was now watching television in Brooklyn, told him that a second plane had flown into the South Tower, Jim abandoned the thought that the crash he had seen was the work of a lone nut case.
Bob was tormented. Tim had been more than a mentor and friend. He had been almost like a second father to Bob. He did not want to leave Tim. The firefighters told him he had no choice. He and Ray had to leave the building. Now. Bob said good-bye to Tim. He looked into Tim’s eyes, clapped him on the shoulder, and told him they would see each other at the bottom. Then he and Ray started down. When they got to the lobby, Bob was surprised at the amount of debris. In the stairwell, he had not realized how much damage the building had undergone.
Bob chatted briefly with Tim. They both agreed it would be a perfect day to be playing golf. Bob told Tim he would see him later, then walked across to the Trade Center and took the elevator to his office. Bob first met Tim soon after he went to work at the New York Botanical Garden, his first real job after college. , and grew up in nearby Arlington, Virginia. When it came time to go to college, he chose Fordham in New York City, mainly because it had a good rowing team. By the time he graduated with a degree in economics in 1973, the country was still involved in the Vietnam War.
9/11/2001. Attack on New York City by Wilborn R. Hampton