im here standing in front of my window. the world trade center is smoking like crazy. There were screams earlier from the back of the office and by the time I got there, the WTC was a ball of smoke. oh, the day I forget my camera! but, i cant believe it. terrorist attack? ! noone would fly a plane through here. Geez..theres a huge bite out of the side! People are screaming and crying below my building. I couldnt get much closer. The radio is on in the office. I just called my parents. No word on casualties yet. Thats not good. Speculation flies. Who would do this? I would not work at the world trade center no matter how much you paid me.
Im not religious, but lets pray.
i cant concentrate! 10-20% of the top of the building...the first one is a big hole! All the TV channels are out, except channel 2. Everyone is freaking out.
everyone is standing around the office, jittery. looks like the president is going to make a statement. the clapping over the radio. i cant work
pentagon! which building is next!! ?
No aircrafts are allowed to take off. NYC is under terrorist alert.
none of the phones are working. the fax is dead. the trains have stopped running in and out of the city. It was a US airplane.
the tunnels are closed. we are trapped on the island. if someone wanted to kill everyone in manhattan, they could. this is tragic.
a third explosion!! i cannot even see the WTC!! are there bombs in the building? I am glad not to be george bush.
we are on military alert..including nuclear forces...
all over the world. i could choke. nuclear war is my biggest phobia.
my building is near the towers. or tower, now.
third aircraft just crashed into the pentagon.!!
soot everywhere. i feel so alone
one of the planes that flew into the WTC was from Boston. a passenger plane. seems it was hijacked. can you imagine being on that plane, and watching the twin towers looming closer?
this is well planned.
are there radio stations webcasting? it seems the internet is working where phones are failing..
the second WTC building just collapsed!!!
i watched it! it crumbeld!!
im freaking out.!!!!
everyone is running out the back of the office. the sales meeting has been dissolved.
Fire behind the White House.
I wish I had my camera. im sorry. i miss the most important things. Entire south of manhattan is under impenetrable smoke!
new york is under no-fly authorizaTION.
i see helicopters outside though. hospitals no doubt.
i hope they were able to evacuate everyone from the towers. im shaking. i hope bush keeps his head
my boss judy is booking hotel rooms for us. we wont be able to go home tonight. hopefully there are rooms left. A group called the "Democratic Front" is taking responsibility.
i was away...
I went and bought a disposable camera to take a picture of the view from my window.
they will not be as good as digital. i cant believe i watched the tower crumble and i didnt have my camcorder!
its all speculation on the radio. talk of palestine. its the aftermath, or so we hope. i cant imagine that anyone would want more than taking down the towers. imagine putting that on your resume.
its horrible yet fantastic.
no reports on injuries. or deaths. waiting.
people crying in the elevators. running to friends' apartments.
one of the two hijacked flights is listed at flight 11 on american airlines from boston to los angeles.
this is mayoral primary day in NYC....the primaries have been cancelled.
767 flight hijacked out of pittsburgh.
is it still in the air...or was that the other plane?
the hotels are full. the hospitals are over flowing
car bomb at the state department. explosions and fires in the Washington DC area since 9am this morning. all federal buildings are evacuated.
sirens still everywhere.
i think now you can leave the city, but not get back in. im allowed to go home now. im going to sit here for a while.
teams of people moving through the street with masks on. the people on the radio are dealing wiht the smoke. one of the announcers had her daughter run in, covered with soot.
plane crahsed in pittsburgh!!!
another plane has been hijacked...just now...another plane is heading towards pittsburgh....
a number of military and US aircraft in the sky may be hijacked. military is monitoring. they expect another attack.
8 planes hijacked.
6 have crashed....2 more are out there...
thats the latest
i hear reports of another crash in camp david..its a rumor.
everyone is still rushing around. the rest of this is second hand information and you all can read it before i write it. the japanese guys are on the phone with relatives. Mary is worried because her friends and loved ones are rescue people...fire and such...and of course it is dangerouos to go in and save people. shes crying. Gail Lam is on the phone with several people. calls are coming in, but we cant call out. locating friends and family.
i am calmer. now the aftermath and investigations.
its strange to see the skyline with no towers.
entire lower manhattan is being evacuated because of the smoke.
live accounts on the radio. freaked out people. people jumping jumping off of high floors to kill themsleves on people below.
the rumble of planes before the hit. people coughing in the dust. the heat on the back of the neck.
someone from the north tower. laughs at the reporter who asks "did you run out right when the building was hit!?"
stories of the subway cars near there filling with smoke and being evacuated.
people are leaving the office. most are staying though. i cant read my voicemail, and ive had several messages. one was a text message: please call. sucks.
i cant contact my friends to see if they are there. so, im staying in the office. maybe ill try and work at some point. im writing mad emails and listening to the radio. nothing much has gone on since. no death reports.
today will be one of those days, like kennedys death. for everyone in NYC. We will all remember the day when the world trade center buildings collapsed. Hold onto your bags out int he streets. im surprised there is not more rioting and looting. all the police are in manhattan..and less so in the worse areas of the city.
they are playing Barber's adagio for strings on the radio. it is not helping my mood.
i want that played at my funeral. thats how happy it is.
im heading home. just got taken out for lunch by my boss.
not sure where home is...if i can even get there. but im going to try. my cell phone is still down. i wishi could enjoy my half day off, but i cant.
the economic effects of this are going to hurt