Windows on the World
That’s because you have to pay up just to get in the door. The elevator ride alone will cost you $32, which is the price to get in to the One World Observatory. The 360-degree viewing platform and eatery located near the top of the newly-rebuilt One World Trade Center , opens Friday to the general public.
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.
About 80–90% of the settled WTC Dust , ranging in particle size from ~2.5 μm upward, was a highly alkaline mixture of crushed concrete, gypsum, and synthetic vitreous fibers (SVFs) that was readily resuspendable by physical disturbance and low-velocity air currents.
Two of the planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 , crashed into the North and South towers, respectively, of the World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan. Within an hour and 42 minutes, both 110-story towers collapsed.
The World Trade Center , a symbol of American economic might, survived one terrorist attack in 1993. It was designed to withstand the impact of a jet, but both its towers collapsed this morning after planes rammed them.
Some 15 people below floor 22 survived the collapse of WTC 1, later escaping or being rescued from the rubble. Only 18 people escaped from the impact zone of the South Tower (floors 77 to 85) after it was struck by United Airlines Flight 175, and no-one escaped from the floors above it.
Stanley Praimnath (born 1956) is a survivor of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center. He worked as an executive for Fuji Bank on the 81st floor of the South Tower ( WTC 2 ), the second tower struck that day.
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.
Some researchers say more than 200 people most likely fell or jumped to their death. Others say the number is half that, or fewer. None have been officially identified.
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: Flight 11 crashes into the north face of the North Tower (1 WTC) of the World Trade Center, between floors 93 and 99. The aircraft enters the tower intact.