I wold love to hear about ground zero..

  1. i haven't heard much about gound zero, just that they have stopped searching for bodies. how many of you were actually there? what was it like? what do they plan to do with the site after it is cleaned up? anything you could tell me would be very helpful and would cease my curiousness greatly.

    may god bless all of you who put in a helping hand. you truly do wonderful work!!
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  3. by   Mkue
    I may not be of much help but I do know that there was a ceremony at the site (ground zero) a few weeks ago to officially end the search for bodies.

    A count was given of how many bodies were not recovered or found, as I recall it was more than 1000.

    Kristi -

    I remember seeing a picture somewhere, and it appeared to me that clean up was nearing completion. What struck me was how in the pic, they were below ground level. I had forgotten there was a garage below the towers. So in this pic are a few large machines clearing away some debris quite a few stories below ground level. In the background are all of these still towering buildings. It was a very striking picture. I'll have to see if I still have the magazine it was in lying around.

  5. by   mario_ragucci
    I lost my virginity in the twin towers back in 1980. Back then, you could enter the twin towers, take the elevator to the 86th floor, get off and take the emergency stairs up several flights and it is privacy, as well as a fun place to kiss and make out. It was quiet, clean, and you could sense the building sway. I was a messenger in lower manhattan in high school.

    Ground zero describes a nuclear detonation. When everyone started to call 9/11 and the twin towers ground zero, I kinda felt silly because the twin towers were not nuked. If the twin towers was ground zero then the area around them would have been flat.
  6. by   Furball
    My son and I went to "ground zero" a few months after the attack. There was a huge crowd....very solemn and downright quiet....quiet as a chapel. Visitors were kept far away at this point...could only see awful, tangled rubble from a distance. I couldn't believe the towers were gone...had to see it for myself. This was pre-platform time. We looked over the momentos and words of encouragement from around the world on "the wall".. It was very comforting. Everywhere you turned you saw folks handing out gifts to the firefighters and hugging them. I saw a lady from Vt handing out jugs of maple syrup.

    Cried a few tears, said a prayer and left.
  7. by   sunnygirl272
    i was there the weekend before t-giving..was in nyc for a union conference that had originally been setup for boston. they moved it to nyc as a show of support for our union brothers and sisters and as a boost to their tourism...i have pics from a few blocks away...anyone wanting to see them can email me at sunnygirl272@yahoo.com..
  8. by   nurs4kids
    Originally posted by mario_ragucci
    I lost my virginity in the twin towers back in 1980.
    <sigh>..and I thought you were saving yourself for ME, mario <sob><sob>
  9. by   Mkue
    OH my gosh Mario, I'm shocked !!

  10. by   Sleepyeyes
    My daughter-in-law works for a law firm about 6 blocks away; we were frantic till we heard from her....

    Anyhow, thought I'd share this...


    It's an awesome painting! Even now, it's hard to see movies with the towers in the background--I just automatically tear up.
    Last edit by Sleepyeyes on Jun 15, '02
  11. by   prn nurse
    Just curious, Mario, "Was that a vertical loss?"
  12. by   mario_ragucci
    what is a "vertical loss"