Sunday, September 11, 2011
Like the rest of the world, I remember that day like it was yesterday. On Sept 11th, 2001, I was a new mom. Ian was not quite 2 months old yet. We were living in a 2 bedroom apartment on Walden Ave. I remember turning on the tv only to see the images on GMA of thick smoke coming out of the world trade center and they did not know what had caused it. I went back into my bedroom and woke up Jeff and told him what was happening. At that time I went down to our laundry room to put a load in the drier. When I came back upstairs Jeff looked at me and said a plane had hit the tower. Then he clarified...a second plane hit the second tower and he watched it happen on live tv. It was like time stood still. What? Huh? I remember uttering the words, "those poor people that were on the plane". My husband quickly added, "those poor people in the building". Never would I imagine I would sit and watch those towers fall. The following week was such a blur. I spent MANY hours just glued to the tv watching all of the coverage and crying. I just could not get over all of the horrific images.
Minoru Yamasaki) also designed One M & T Plaza (1967) in the city of Buffalo. It is the building in the center of the photo below. It looks like 2 towers side by side attached in the center.
Where were you when you heard the news?