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Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Wed Sep 18, 2002 11:51 am

Just cme backfrom eating wings with my friends and I was thinking on the car ride home when the last time I saw the world trade center towers last. It was on Sept. 3, 2001 when I flew right along NYC on Singapore Airlines 744 from EWR-AMS. Random, but just curious if any of yall flew near the towers before they went down.
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Wed Sep 18, 2002 11:54 am

I took a picture of the WTC and lower Manhattan on September 9 as my flight RDU-JFK flew over. Needless to say, that picture was the root of much trouble later down the line with a certain government agency.
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Wed Sep 18, 2002 12:06 pm

I flew ORD-HPN and I saw WTC 25 miles away was 1994. I have been there on WTC 1979. I saw two huge WTC when I was young kid while visting my dad live there. It's sad they were gone.

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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Wed Sep 18, 2002 12:08 pm

The last time I saw the towers altogether was Summer 2001, driving by them on the freeway/road that is near the water...

The last time I saw them by air was November 2000 flying from Denver to La Guardia on United (A320), I actually took a photo with a shi**y point and shoot but it came out with a little blur and the towers are obstructed by clouds.

I did find some great pics I took from the Empire State Building observation deck and from Liberty Island (I think that what its called? Feeling tired at the moment....).

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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Wed Sep 18, 2002 12:11 pm

Needless to say, that picture was the root of much trouble later down the line with a certain government agency.

B747-437B,

You were investigated for the photo you took of Manhattan????
Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Wed Sep 18, 2002 12:12 pm

March 1996 departing NEWARK on a Air South 737 enroute to Charleston. I went to EWR to video aircraft for the day and flew back that night. I got a lot of footage of the Towers from the American Terminal. In January 2000 I flew
CLT-LGA enroute to JFK for a OA412 to ATH but was not in a window seat.
The Flight back LGA - CLT I was on the wrong side of the plane again for the night departure.
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Wed Sep 18, 2002 12:14 pm

The last time I saw them was June 23, 2001 from LGA.

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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Wed Sep 18, 2002 12:24 pm

You were investigated for the photo you took of Manhattan????

Investigated is a strong term that implies logical action. I'd prefer "locked up for 17 hours and subjected to physical abuse". It wasn't just the Manhattan picture though. They also grilled me about a picture of my dad wearing his airline uniform. Talk about paranoia. Anyway, I don't want to address this issue on the forum in too much depth. Please drop me a private email if you want any more details.
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Wed Sep 18, 2002 12:37 pm

I seem to remember a report at the time of the awful disaster that the passengers on board a Malaysia Airlines 777 got a fulll glimpse of the disaster unfolding as they approached EWR from KUL and DXB that morning.
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Wed Sep 18, 2002 12:52 pm

I last saw the towers around 8:15 on the morning of the 11th, in other words about a half-hour before AA11's impact, as I was riding the LIRR to Flatbush Avenue terminal. As the train proceeded along the Atlantic Avenue viaduct, I noted that it was a really nice day. Lower Manhattan appeared bright and clear, and the WTC really stood out. Little did I know ...
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Thu Sep 19, 2002 7:34 am

Probably some time in 1996, when I last lived in NY. I have neither flown into LGA or JFK since then, nor have I driven through.

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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Thu Sep 19, 2002 7:58 am

Remembering the last time I saw them becomes hazy, because the summer before 9/11 is really now just a blur...but it must have been on the way home from dropping my brother off at college upstate. The first and last time I went in the towers was Thanksgiving weekend of 2000 where we tried to buy tickets from the Tkts booth, and then we went underground and bought Godiva chocolates. My mom suggested we take a ride to the top of the tower, but none of us wanted to. Who knew...
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Thu Sep 19, 2002 8:10 am

It was probably on Sept 20th 2000, from a RDU-JFK DL flight. Or the following day from an IB 747 doing JFK-MAD .
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Thu Sep 19, 2002 8:40 am

last time I saw was 48 hours ago before it's collapse, I remember I said "Look at the towers, how beautiful they are in the evening skies". Then my mom ask me to take a snap shot of it, then I said "nah, next time, the trade centers won't fly away!"

how sad... Crying


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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Thu Sep 19, 2002 8:51 am

In person, August 28, 2001, flew right over them going LHR-JFK on an AA A300.
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Thu Sep 19, 2002 11:02 am

September 11th 2001. Just before they fell.
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Thu Sep 19, 2002 6:43 pm

....was on Sept. 9,2001. I flew out of JFK, bound for AMS on a DL 767ER. I remember how beautiful the silhouette of the WTC was against the setting sun that night, and of the good time that I had had staying at the Marriott WTC in Sept. 2000. I was sickened to find out that N612UA had been used in the attacks.....I had worked on that plane and had one of my best non-rev experiences on that plane.......
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Thu Sep 19, 2002 9:35 pm

March 26th 2001, from a British Airways 747-400, on flight 175 JFK-LHR. It was my first and only (so far) trip to NY, of which being on top of the WTC first thing in the morning was one of the highlights. Such a waste...
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Thu Sep 19, 2002 10:34 pm

Spent a morning in Battery Park in April 2000, spent a lot of time with my neck craned to see them, wow. We then walked all the way to midtown (didn't have enough money for a cab), walked past. I saw some video footage I shot that day recently, a plane flies past the tower which is a little spooky.

I've been to NY before, the first trip was with my Mum in spring 1991, we went to the top of the WTC (and Empire State), I wish I could remember more about it. I remember the view but not really much about the inside of the buildings.
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Thu Sep 19, 2002 11:31 pm

Flew past the WTC's on July 17 2001 on a LHR-JFK flight, went inside the WTC's on August 12th 2001.
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Thu Sep 19, 2002 11:38 pm

Last time I saw them was climbing out on departure aboard a National Airlines 757 from EWR in early November 2000. As we flew, I kept my eyes locked on them until they were too far away to see anymore. I don't know why, but I just had a certain "feeling" about that particular trip. I took a picture in flight. You can just barely make them out in the print.

I now know what I didn't know then. That that would be the last time I would ever see the Twin Towers.

So....when are they going to rebuild?
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:10 am

I saw them a few times and I have been on the top as well a few years ago.

The last time I saw them was around 1999 or 2000 when I flew with a Swissair Boeing 747-357 from ATL to ZRH and we passed NYC ...
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Fri Sep 20, 2002 1:50 am

I saw them on July 7th,2001 when I flew HPN-IAD. We were on a Jetstream and flew parallel with Manhattan Island. It was a great view of the whole city and the WTC. If I knew that it would be my last time seeing them I would have enjoyed the view a lot more.
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Fri Sep 20, 2002 7:48 am

May 1997 when i visited the top off tower 2 I also had a spagetti dinner at the top
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Fri Sep 20, 2002 8:30 am

I was there sometime in 8/01, just to do some shopping in the underground mall. Little did I know this was my last visit there..
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Fri Sep 20, 2002 9:31 am

March (1st I believe),2000,on USAirways flt.5849 ROC-LGA as we were approaching LGA to land..  Sad
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Fri Sep 20, 2002 9:44 am

Running away from them just before they fell...
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Fri Sep 20, 2002 10:09 am

September 11th was the last time i saw them, from my bedroom window...
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:10 pm

I think it was 1995 or so. I was in New York where my brother went to school. It was kind of a rainy day. We went to the top of the tower, and I just remember how cool it was to see them so close, because I had seen them from afar and in books too many times to count. I went to the observation deck two times in my life, and both times I wanted to go to the outdoor deck, but the first time it was winter and it was closed for the season, and the second it was closed due to inclement weather. As we move further and further away from 11 September and time heals the wounds inflicted by the attacks, I wonder if rebuilding them to their orginal form isn't such a bad idea.

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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Fri Sep 20, 2002 12:54 pm

Last time I saw the towers was on 9/01/01 on a Delta 767-200. We were flying ATL-BOS and flew directly over Manhattan, which gave me a great view of them. Even at fl 330, I still said to myself "my, those things are impressive."

I've visited the towers once, back in 1999, on a college day trip. My friend and I ate at the Windows on the World restaurant on the 106th floor. We got a table next to the window. I have several good pictures from inside the restaurant. Needless to say, I will never forget that afternoon.


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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Sun Sep 22, 2002 1:13 pm

The last time I saw them was driving by them in the summer of 2001 go back home to Miami. But me and my family visited iin November of 00 New York like we do every year and we wanted to see the stock exchange. But the stock exchange was sold out so we decided to go to the WTC. I am so glad i did.
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Sun Sep 22, 2002 5:48 pm

On October 1998, I went to NY and the WTC really impressed me. I spent one day looking a it and I went at the top of WTC building 2.

Then i went in the mall under the WTC and I ate at Sbarro, I still have the receipt and I still have the brochure "visit the WTC" with all the explainations of what you could find at the top, like that strange game with balls etc.

Really sad.

I took a lot of pictures of them from any angulation.
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Mon Sep 23, 2002 9:57 pm

On July 22nd 1998, I flew from JFK to DCA, and when we were taxiing for takeoff, you could see the WTC towers in the distance, 1st time I saw them in real life. After takeoff, when our 727 turned to the left, I could see the skyline of NYC, covered in smog, but you could clearly see these two long buildings pointing up towards the sky. My first, far away, only view of the WTC .... Sad
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Mon Sep 23, 2002 11:53 pm

The last time I saw the Trade Center was back in the year 1999, I have flown from LAX to JFK on a beautiful summer day and during the approach into JFK was the Manhattan skyline very good visible.

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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Mon Oct 07, 2002 7:15 am

The Last time I saw the towers was on the Holy Week of 1999, when I was on vacation there. It was one or the best vacations ever.

And from the Air, on board a Continental 737 in Route PTY-EWR.
Its was really amazing.

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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Mon Oct 07, 2002 7:37 am

Only ever saw them once, and that was in the distance as we flew by New York en-route to SFB from MME, on an Airtours 767. September 20th 2000.
I've always wanted to visit New York and particularly the WTC, and so was transfixed by the City sliding by in the distance.
Sadly one of items on my 'Must do' list has been crossed off for the wrong reason.
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Mon Oct 07, 2002 7:47 am

Sadly, I have never seen them in person.

Oddly enough I was watching an old episode of Cagney and Lacey on cable just yesterday and noticed the twin towers are in the opening credits. So sad to realise that they are no longer. Two of New York's Finest!! (and I'm not talking about Cagney or Lacey)
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Tue Oct 08, 2002 12:52 am

The last time I saw the WTC Towers was on 9/11 when both buildings were on fire, I saw it at work in EWR at gate 80. Gate 80 is directly across Manhattan.




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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Tue Oct 08, 2002 3:50 am

Drove past them on the Throgs Neck Bridge, Labor Day, 2001. They were gone a week later
 
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RE: Last Time I Saw WTC Towers

Tue Oct 08, 2002 3:53 am

Last time I saw (and visited ) the Twin Towers was in August 1998,the employes of the skydeck were all very friendly,I spent at least 3 hours up there and took a lot of nice pics in daylight plus at dusk.
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I firmly hope they will be rebuilt exactly the way they used to be.
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