Ed Rooney Posted September 11, 2016 Share Posted September 11, 2016 On the morning of 9/11 I was up early with the radio on. It must have been a Tuesday because I was getting ready to go to work and help close the week's edition of People magazine. Two weeks earlier, I had put a grab-it-and-go kit together: 2 Nikons and 4 primes. We were still shooting film in 2001. After hearing that a second jet crashed into the second tower, we knew this was not an accident. I did a mental walk through picturing the possibility of walking down to the WTC before the police closed off the area. I thought: maybe I can just make it. I called the office at People, but it was still too early, and no one picked up. I decided to go to work, and got the very last R Train going north. On Broadway, before getting into the Subway, I looked south at the towers. It was a beautiful clear day, and watching the smoke pour out of the north tower, I wondered "how are they going to get up to that floor and put that fire out?" They couldn't of course. But 343 NYC firefighters along with 60 cops and 9 paramedics died trying. It was a selfless act of incredible bravery. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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