Category Archives: Inspector’s Notebook

Reflecting Back: Asbestos Exposure at the World Trade Center on 9/11

I was standing on the balcony of the 17th floor of 39 Broadway in Lower Manhattan, where I worked as the communications director of a national nonprofit organization, drinking a hot cup of coffee on a crisp morning, September 11, 2001. The balcony overlooked Rector Street, and the view looking north included the south face of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. I watched, dumbfounded, as a Boeing jet dropped from the sky, flew in front of my nose, and crashed into the North Tower. Less than 10 minutes later, after watching the second plane hit, and seeing and.


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