Prologue: September 3
|Waiting in line, March 2000|
I’ve been up to the observation deck of the south tower three times. The first time was in March 2000 with my youngest brother.
|Looking toward Midtown, Labor Day|
My most recent visit was on Labor Day, eight days before the attack. It was a beautiful day, and I was with a few friends after brunch in Tribeca. None of them had been to the towers before.
|Tribeca & Soho|
|Observation deck, south tower|
When we stepped onto the plaza between the two towers I spread my arms and said “Welcome to ground zero of the next war.”
Just over a week later I would be proven horribly right.