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From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host9/6/17 4:39 PM 
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Gary Welz

Until September 11th, I lived at 75 West Street, three blocks due South of the World Trade Center. When the first plane hit the North Tower I was lying in my bed. I heard a loud crash, like a very large auto accident or a street demolition crew. It was a nuisance, but not worth getting out of bed to investigate. Fifteen minutes later, the second plane crashed into the nearby South Tower and the noise was so loud that I had to get up and see what was happening. I turned on the TV to see if there was anything about it on a local station and saw the live national coverage of the fires in both towers and learned, to my astonishment, that they were caused by passenger airplanes.

I showered - didn’t want to go outside, even to see a disaster, with “pillow hair” - dressed and went downstairs to stand on Washington St. and look up at the burning buildings. I was amazed by the scale of the disaster, but not the least bit fearful. I behaved like a curious teenage bystander at the scene of a terrible train accident. Smoke poured from the gaping holes in the towers and dozens of local firemen and policemen ran toward the towers as civilians rushed away. Neighbors gathered on the street and repeated phrases like “Oh my God” and “Holy shit”.

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From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host9/6/17 4:42 PM 
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Manuela Ribeiro

Hi, my name is Manuela and I am writing from Macau, near Hong Kong, China. On that day I had my TV on about 10 p.m. and I was viewing a documentary when suddenly there was a blackout and the WTC towers appeared in the screen and one of them was in flames. I thought what a stupid thing for the station to cut the documentary and start showing some kind of movie and blamed the staff for being so incompetent. Only seconds later did I realize that the station had switched to CNN news and the “movie” was something very real and cruel. I was starting to grasp the horror of such - I though then - accident when came to my view as to many millions around the world a second plane flying straight to the South Tower. I was appalled and tears started running down my face. 



From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host9/6/17 4:46 PM 
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Mauricio Londono

I was in building #4 of the world trade center since 7:30 am working for J&S futures ltd. This was a commodity Company inside the New York Board of Trade. The actual trading floor is on the eighth floor. It was about 8:50 am when I went to the copy room because I did not feel like eating breakfast that morning ( I eat every morning at the plaza which is the courtyard) and a fellow co-worker yelled “holy sh*t, look out the window” after that he ran out the room. The window that he was talking about was facing the plaza of the WTC.  I then proceeded toward the window slowly not knowing what to expect with 2 more co-workers. (I had thought the first co-worker that ran saw a famous celebrity or sports star and ran to meet them.)  so as the 2 other co-workers and me approached the window with little smiles that immediately turned into frowns as we saw in the window flying debris of metal and paper on fire hitting the window. I took a look at the center of the WTC complex where I eat breakfast every morning and saw it covered by papers on fire along with a good amount of steel. I yelled out “I eat breakfast there.”

When I ran out the room people were evacuating already it took me about 10 minutes to get down 8 stories. I got on my cell phone but did not work and could not call anyone.  I still did not understand what was going on, I thought it was a movie that went bad and a fire broke out in the upper floors. When I reached the first floor I exited on liberty st. where Pronto pizzeria is (was). As we exited I knew this was something more serious than a simple fire because you can smell, hear the loud noises of debris crashing down, feel and see it.




From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host9/6/17 5:04 PM 
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My mother called but I was asleep so I didn’t pay much attention to her message. I thought I heard her say something about a plane and the World Trade Center but figured I’d call her back later. Then my friend called yelling, “Please pick up! Please pick up!”

She told me what happened, the second plane had already hit. I got dressed and ran into the street and saw a huge cloud of smoke in the sky. Everyone on the streets looked panicked and they were talking about it. Two girls yelled at a homeless guy who was smiling and saying, “This is the beginning of the end.”

I got all the way to Houston Street and watched the second building collapse. I didn’t know the first had gone down because it fell as I was walking east to west on 12th street. I did hear people yell, “Something just fell!”

After Houston Street I managed to get closer. West Street was filled with people. Some were covered in ash from head to toe. One guy was saying it takes 90 minutes to walk the stairs from top to bottom and there’s no way everyone could have gotten out



From: Lyndy (Lyndy7) DelphiPlus Member Icon9/8/17 10:23 AM 
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From: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon Posted by host9/8/17 3:24 PM 
To: Lyndy (Lyndy7) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (6 of 7) 
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Thank you kindly!


From: Lyndy (Lyndy7) DelphiPlus Member Icon9/8/17 3:38 PM 
To: Wee Shorty McNaughty (TOILETHEA1) DelphiPlus Member Icon  (7 of 7) 
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you're welcome shorty!


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