Role: Creative Director, Copywriter, Videographer, Video Editor
September 11th, 2001.
I exited the subway station at Union Square just as the first plane hit. I saw a huge hole in the side of the North Tower near the top floors. Then, an explosion.
After a few minutes, I made my way over to 5th Avenue. Hundreds of people lined the sides of the avenue looking downtown. Suddenly, I heard everyone gasp. The second plane struck the South Tower. People looked on in disbelief as the towers burned. From that location, we could also look uptown to the Empire State Building and wondered if that would be attacked next.
I watched the North Tower collapse. A few minutes later, the South Tower followed. All you could hear were sirens and the sounds of F-16s flying over the city.
I walked back over the bridge to Brooklyn that day. Somber. Confused. Scared. Angry. It was a long time ago, but I will never forget.