9/11/2001. Attack on New York City by Wilborn R. Hampton

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 standard citizen grew to become rescue employee — every body continued a private nightmare, and every includes 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 lifestyles and loss, and gives a deeper figuring out of that tragic day.

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The Twin Towers weren’t there. He could hardly believe it. All the way home on the train, he kept wondering, which way did they fall? To the north? To the east? It never occurred to him that they had simply collapsed on themselves. When Bob reached the station, Tony took one look at him and immediately drove him to the emergency room at the hospital in nearby Ridgeway, New Jersey. As the doctors dressed the wounds in his shoulder and calf, they surmised that something had shot through his shoulder like a bullet, probably some small piece of the North Tower.

Jim tried to calm down and think rationally. If Ginger had survived the crash of the jet into her floor of the building, she would try to call him. Jim pulled out his cellphone and started calling any possible number that Ginger might have dialed. He first tried their home number. But the machine said there were no new messages. He then called his office, then her office, then home again, then his sister Barbara in Brooklyn. Jim finally got through to his sister. He told her what he had seen and where he was and that he was going to need some help.

Kerik had little information. He said the city seemed to be under an air attack and suggested that all airspace around New York City be closed off and that they call in support from the air force. But Kerik didn’t know what number to call to do that. When Giuliani and his party arrived downtown, they discovered that their cellphones were not working, so a top priority was to find working telephones. The mayor had an underground command center with modern communications in building Number 7 of the Trade Center on Vesey Street, directly across the plaza from the North Tower.

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