They would have killed me if I was there!

Date Submitted: 05/28/2002
Author Info: Gavin (Howard Beach, NY - USA) 
Occupation: Unemployed/Between Jobs
Lived in NY on 9.11.01?: Yes
Knew someone who perished?: No

Working downtown is a beutiful thing. And whoever worked downtown NYC had to go past or into the towers at least once. There was a mall right under the towers and all train stations. I used to deliver packages to the 80-something floor to a company called AON. I would pass them everyday and say WOW! How could somthing so big stay up just like that? And where I live in Queens you can see the skyline perfectly. Whenever you go over any of the bridges the view was great. You would say to yourself wow and get pumped up.
On Tuesday 9/11 I was asleep my mother woke me up and said, “They did it again”.

I looked at the TV and saw the huge airliner slam into the the building like as if it was my house. But I was watching the smoke rise from the towers from my window, you could see the smoke for miles. I was speechless for the first time in a long time. I felt mad and helpless. And I thought about being there where all my friends were. Then when I went to go pull my brother out of school the towers fell. I heard it on the radio and could not believe it. The loss of life would be extraordinary. That same place where I once stood is now no more. If I was in that building that day I would have been burned alive as well. But I appreciate things so much more now. And I just want the towers to come back.

We thought we were getting bombed because the fighter planes were so loud above us we started to cry and everyone in the neighborhood was going crazy they thought we were going to die as well. Then we heard the pentagon got hit. The first thing that came to mind was how can they let them do this? The government is showing signs of weakness. Could this all of been avoided?

The answer is no. This right here was fate. And now I’m stuck looking at ground zero instead of the beautiful globe and water fountain between 6 buildings so elegant. Evertime I go over a bridge I’m heartbroken looking at the skyline that was taken away because of jealous people. Because they couldn’t have towers in there land. God bless all who died that day I wish I could of been there with all of you I love you all.


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