Windows on the World
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.
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. Tickets are $32 for adults, though seniors pay $30 and children aged 6 to 15 pay $26.
On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center became the target of a massive terrorist attack that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people. The disaster also radically altered the skyline of New York City, destroying the twin columns of glass and steel that over the years had come to embody the city itself.
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.
Though some people were rescued from the World Trade Center’s roof after the 1993 basement garage bombing, fire evacuation plans for the buildings never included a rooftop escape. The most dangerous place you can be is above a fire in a stairway or in a hallway. Heat, smoke and flames rise.”
Of the 2,606 victims killed inside the World Trade Center and on the ground in New York City during the September 11 attacks, some have estimated that at least 200 fell or jumped to their deaths, while other estimates put the number at half of that or fewer.
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.
One World Observatory is at the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, One World Trade Center . The Observatory is located on the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors encompassing over 125,000 square feet. You ‘ll take an incredible Sky Pod Elevator ride to the top .
One World Trade Center (also known as One World Trade, One WTC, or Freedom Tower) is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City .
|One World Trade Center|
|Tip||1,792 ft (546.2 m)|
|Roof||1,368 ft (417.0 m)|
|Top floor||1,268 ft (386.5 m)|
|Observatory||1,268 ft (386.5 m)|
No one was able to escape the North Tower from the impact zone or above, as all stairwells and elevator shafts on those floors were destroyed or blocked. After the collapse, light dust reached as far as the Empire State Building, located 2.93 miles (4.72 km) away.
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.