Back in July, on a hot afternoon at Kennedy International Airport in Queens, a truck carried a 40,000-pound piece of debris – draped in an American flag – out of a building known as Hangar 17. The building, for well over a decade, housed over 2,000 items collected from the rubble of the World Trade Center. But, as the New York Times noted, Hangar 17’s “storage room is now … [Read more...] about Weekly Comment: 9/11 Fifteen Years On
World Trade Center
A project eight-years in the making makes its U.S. premier tonight. Northern Irish filmmaker and artist Marcus Robinson’s award winning, mixed media documentary “Rebuilding the World Trade Center” debuts on the History Channel at 6:00 pm Eastern and Pacific. The documentary, which chronicles the construction of One World Trade Center from laying the foundation to the topping of … [Read more...] about Irish Artist’s Documentary “Rebuilding the World Trade Center” Premiers on History
Dennis Smith, former firefighter and author, talks to Tom Deignan. ℘℘℘ If retired firefighter and best-selling author Dennis Smith had his way, the Twin Towers that once dominated the New York City skyline would be built again. Not in downtown Manhattan, however. Smith believes the towers should have been rebuilt as part of the ongoing investigation into the tragic events of … [Read more...] about Why the Towers Fell
On July 11, 2001 we gathered at the Windows on the World on top of the World Trade Center for our annual Wall Street 50 bash. The guests, senior members and a smattering of women excepting, were mostly young men in their 30s. I talked to John Ryan Jr. and kidded him about his mother giving him a hard time over the Hawaiian shirt he wore for his bio pic.
Ryan and his friends, … [Read more...] about The First Word:
Window on the World
A young financial worker lost on Sept. 11, was most of all a brother. ℘℘℘ Hey Bunkster, ...how was the weekend? don't worry, you've only been at school a week...it'll get better. you gotta meet some people...you're a Duffy. there's bound to be someone you'll run into who knows one of us somehow, between your parents and your brothers, there's a very good chance... Opening … [Read more...] about Chris Duffy