June 23, 2019 at 7:00 am #858131xileffilexParticipant
An article I hadn’t come across before, whipped out on Sept 24 2001
which came to my notice through this “witness” Ben Fountain, namechecked along with the recently deceased [perhaps?] Scott Forbes in this Richie from Boston video [usual caveats apply]
Kim White, 32, an administrative assistant at TheBeast, a financial tech company on the 80th floor of 1 World Trade Center, was talking with an office temp when the first plane struck…
Bob Borski, 32, a financial director at the AIG insurance organization, with offices six blocks from the World Trade Center, was standing on the 15th floor with his boss, watching as the first tower burned. Then he saw United Airlines Flight 175 heading for the second tower.
Louie Cacchioli, 51, is a firefighter assigned to Engine 47 in Harlem.
We were the first ones in the second tower after the plane struck. I was taking firefighters up in the elevator to the 24th floor to get in position to evacuate workers. On the last trip up a bomb went off. We think there was bombs set in the building….
Carl Cunneff, 36, an oil broker who works at the World Financial Center, located across the street from the WTC.
I was taking cover beneath the overhang of a building when I saw this big booklet fall from the sky and land on the sidewalk. I picked it up. It was a spreadsheet book with the name Cantor Fitzgerald. It’s a financial company where some of my friends work on the 102nd floor. I thought, “That floor must be gone.”
Police guided us across the West Side Highway, then we heard a loud roar and looked up to see a second jet headed right for the south tower. We heard the engines speed up as it turned sideways and hit the corner of the building head on. It looked like it melted into a fireball….
Ben Fountain, 42, a financial analyst with Fireman’s Fund, was coming out of the Chambers Street Station, headed for his office on the 47th floor of the south tower.
How could they let this happen? They knew this building was a target. Over the past few weeks we’d been evacuated a number of times, which is unusual. I think they had an inkling something was going on….
Garban-ICAP broker Dan Monchek, who was working in the World Trade Center at the time of the first terrorist bombing in 1993, was at his computer screen on the 26th floor of 1 World Trade just before the first plane hit.
This was far worse: I remember in 1993 feeling very secure—”Hey, we got out”—but this time I’m down there in the lobby and it looks like something you’d see in the Third World. It didn’t seem like New York, American at all…
John Frey, 52, an American Stock Exchange specialist on Wall Street, was just leaving the trading floor when Tower 2 was hit…..
Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield manager David Schnitzer, 59, made his way down from the 24th floor of World Trade Tower 1.
I managed to get to the ferry to New Jersey in lower Manhattan. Everybody was crowding onto the boat—there were hundreds of people down there, and I thought the dock was going to sink….
At about 9 a.m., investment banker Richard Egües, 34, emerged from the downtown 2 subway line to walk toward his office at the World Financial Center.
On the street I saw crowds of people looking south. I looked up and saw gaping holes in both towers. As you looked more closely you began to see little things flying down, and then you realized they were bodies of people who had jumped from the building. I saw the somersaults, the floating bodies. It was like they were in slow motion, sort of turning around
I notice CF doesn’t name these two witnesses who “saw planes”
Bob Borski, “plane witness” is still around, BA Univ of Michigan 1991
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American International Group
September 1997 – January 2007 9 years 5 months
January 2019 – Present 6 months
Greater Atlanta Area
Controller for Starr Adjustment Services, Inc.
So too is Carl Cunneff
Worked at New York Mercantile Exchange
Studied at Fort Lewis College
Lives in Highlands, New Jersey
From Little Silver, New Jersey
So too is “floating bodies” Egues, now in Madrid, Spain
Company NameMerrill Lynch
Dates Employed1997 – 2003
Employment Duration6 yrs
Began investment banking career at Merrill Lynch in New York in the telecom and technology services industry group.
Director of Corporate Development and International Financing at GESTAMP
Madrid Area, Spain
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