THE FOLLOWING POST HAS BEEN A 9-11 TRADITION ON MY BLOG THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS
It’s a shame John Wayne isn’t alive today to portray Rick Rescorla, one of the remarkable heroes of 9/11.
On September 11, 2007, I filled in for Vicki McKenna on WISN and read portions of an outstanding column about Rescorla.
This site has the column in its entirety. It is a lengthy, but incredible piece, and highly recommended reading.
Architect Minoru Yamasaki said of his best-known creation, “The World Trade Center should, because of its importance, become a living representation of man’s belief in humanity, his need for individual dignity, his belief in the cooperation of men, and through this cooperation his ability to find greatness.” Photo: Marvin Newman/Woodfin Camp & Associates
September 11, 2001
The Facade Falls
The latticework facing of the south tower came tumbling to earth upon impact of the hijacked plane.
The South Tower Collapses
In a 2,000-degree inferno, the tower crumples and crashes to the ground at 9:55 am. Minutes later, at 10:29 am, the north tower collapses.
On the Run
Downtown office workers flee the clouds of smoke that swirled through the streets of lower Manhattan when the towers crumbled.
Eyes were on the downtown skyline all day. The scene above was shot from New Jersey.
All photos except the first photo above: AP