Last Elevator Down Michael Nestor, Liz Thompson and Richard Tierney were three of the four passengers on the last elevator down from Windows on the World . Everybody who was at Windows on the World at the time of impact on Sept. 11 — approximately 170 men and women — perished.
Share All sharing options for: Windows on the World , New York’s Sky-High Restaurant. Windows on the World was one of the greatest restaurants New York City has ever seen. Located on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center, it offered guests soaring views of not only Manhattan, but also Brooklyn and New Jersey.
It has been speculated that The Falling Man, a famous photograph of a man dressed in white falling headfirst on September 11 , was an employee at Windows on the World . Although his identity has never been conclusively established, he was believed to be Jonathan Briley, an audio technician at the restaurant.
No one escaped at or above the impact point in the North Tower . Clark’s testimony before the 9/11 Commission, where he detailed problems with the 911 emergency call system, has been widely quoted.
9:02:57: Flight 175 crashes into the south face of the South Tower (2 WTC) of the World Trade Center, between floors 77 and 85. Parts of the plane , including the starboard engine, leave the building from its east and north sides, falling to the ground six blocks away.
Backed up by the media and literature, many people see 9/11 as an attack on the economic and military power of America. Furthermore, the attacks are often pictured as a symbol for an era of war and terrorism.
Of the 2,977 victims killed in the September 11 attacks, 412 were emergency workers in New York City who responded to the World Trade Center. This included: 343 firefighters (including a chaplain and two paramedics) of the New York City Fire Department (FDNY);
American Airlines Flight 11: a Boeing 767 aircraft, departed Logan Airport at 7:59 a.m. en route to Los Angeles with a crew of 11 and 76 passengers, not including five hijackers. The hijackers flew the plane into the northern facade of the North Tower of the World Trade Center in New York City at 8:46 a.m.
The explosion ripped through the 78th floor sky lobby. Of the people there, the only survivors were those standing in alcoves, or farthest from where the plane hit. “There were over 200 people on the 78th floor ,” Crown said, “and I was fortunate to be in one square foot where I was able to survive the impact.”
David Kravette is one of the few Cantor Fitzgerald employees who survived the attack. He had gone down to the lobby to sign in a visitor just moments before the crash. He stayed with Cantor Fitzgerald following 9/11, and now serves as a managing director of the firm.
Palmer led the team of firefighters that reached the 78th floor of the South Tower, the floor where the plane had struck the building.
At the end of the process $7 billion was awarded to 97% of the families. A non-negotiable clause in the acceptance papers for the settlements was that the families were to never file suit against the airlines for any lack of security or otherwise unsafe procedures.
The aircraft crashed into Tower Two (the South Tower) of the World Trade Center at 09:03. United Airlines Flight 175 .
|Fatalities||65 (including 5 hijackers)|
8:46:40 A.M.: Flight 11 crashes into the North Tower of the World Trade Center between the 93rd and 99th floors. 8:50–54 A.M.: Flight 77 is hijacked. 9 :03:02 A.M.: Flight 175 crashes into the South Tower of the World Trade Center between the 77th and 85th floors. 9 :28 A.M.: Flight 93 is hijacked.