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Smoke pours out of the World Trade Center during a terrorist attack on September 11th, 2001, in New York City. Photograph: David Surowiecki/Getty Images
‘I felt irrationally that he was looking at me and appealing for help and I could do nothing’: Conor O’Clery remembers watching the attack unfold from his office three blocks away
The most vivid memory of those who witnessed, close up, the attack on New York’s World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001, is of people falling to their death from the burning Twin Towers onto the streets below.
I was working in my office three blocks away that morning when the first plane struck the North Tower at 8.45am. The top part was instantly consumed by fire.
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