A speechwriter on his way to work at City Hall hears
someone on the street screaming, "A plane just hit the World
Trade Center." After checking in with his office, he goes
to a neighbor's apartment and watches as the second plane
hits 2 World Trade Center.
At a company on the West Side, about 20 employees begin
a marketing meeting. Uncertain how to react, the meeting continues
as the two towers burn in plain sight and start to collapse.
As journalists gathered in the tents for the next Fashion
Week show, news and rumors spread through the crowd. "I'm
getting really agitated," one woman said. "I mean, there are
so many journalists here. Couldn't we be a target?" "Don't
worry," her friend answered. "Nobody gives a shit about fashion