Comparing versions of September 11, 2001

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I was living in New York City at the time, working in the financial district.
The sound makes me want to vomit.more than queasy. The events were terrible
The morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001 began as any other Tuesday would for me while living on the island of Manhattan. On this particular day, the morning sky was exceptionally clear . . . a beautiful blue sky scattered with puffy while clouds. The air was crisp, a glorious day sans Florida humidity. Ahhh,September in New York! I had plans to walk to Brooks Brothers on Liberty Street at lunchtime to purchase a sweater for the coolautumnweather to come. I had worn the navy blue pants I wanted the sweater to go with. The temperature was slightly higher than average for this time of year so, instead of my pumps, I had on a pair of high heeled brown sandals.
I board my usual number 15 South Street Seaport bus downtown. I started taking the bus in August for the air conditioned ride. Yes, New York City subways are air conditioned, but the transfer stations are not. The favorite part of my Monday through Friday ride was when the bus stopped on Houston Street across fromSara D. Roosevelt Parkand I could watch the old Chinese women practicing Tai Chi.
My day at work begins with nothing unusual. I review the previous day’s trade reports for the firm’s merger arbitrage funds for any discrepancies. Shortly after 8:45 a.m. a headline crosses myBloomberg screen about the possibility of a small plane crashing into the north tower of the World Trade Center (WTC). The people in my group begin receiving calls from friends and colleagues and I receive a call from a friend and former co-worker at Raymond James in St. Petersburg. They are all calling to inquire about what we can see. Our office is on the 30th floor with a clear view of the WTC. However, the buildings were so perfectly aligned that from the view from our office windows we are only able to view the one tower; the north tower, that had been hit, was directly opposite the south tower and could not be seen.
All we could see were papers flying. 8 ½ by 11 inch sheets of paper swirling across the city skyline like confetti from a ticker tape parade. Drapes from office windows flying across the sky and landing on the roof top of Goldman, Sachs at 85 Broad Street.

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