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✈ ▌▌NeverForget ✈ ▌▌the victims of 9/11. -Videos recorded before 9/11, on 9/11 and after 9/11 by @andres_barrila
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KEVIN E. CONROY
World Trade Center
SUPPER EVERY NIGHT

By day, he was an accountant at Marsh & McLennan, the insurance brokerage company that occupied seven upper floors at 1 World Trade Center. Evenings, Kevin E. Conroy, 47, the father of four children ages 6 to 12, insisted that his family get together at home in Kensington, Brooklyn, for supper (not dinner) that he often prepared.

There was his infamous eggplant parmigiana. Salad. Pasta. Meat and potatoes. Barbecue. "Nothing too extravagant," said a cousin, Lynn Taylor. "They were the only family I knew that cooked dinner every night. It was just important for him that the family sit together at the house." The schedules of youth leagues and school tested the custom; some nights it was just pizza ordered in. But Mr. Conroy always looked forward to the suppers and, on weekends, playing the gracious host for gatherings of friends and family. "We shared some great times, drank some beer, had lots and lots of laughs," said a letter from two other cousins, Tom and Oonagh, that was read at a memorial service last week. "And Kevin, the barbecues were great." Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 7, 2001.

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Fit in some sight-seeing today amidst rehearsals. St. Stephens Cathedral was absolutely gorgeous! Saw the catacombs and then climbed a tiny spiral staircase all the way to the top of the tower to see a view of the city 😍 #vienna #ststephenscathedral #southtower #gorgeous #cityview

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34-year-old Kristine Swearson would constantly tell her sister, Kerri, that she wanted to move to New York City and work at the World Trade Center. "See those towers?" she once said while on a sightseeing trip to New York. "I'm going to work there someday."
By the beginning of 2001, the bright and enthusiastic San Jose woman was living out her lifelong dream as a website designer at Cantor Fitzgerald's corporate headquarters on the 103rd floor of the World Trade Center's North Tower. The Twin Towers were her sister's destiny, Kerri recalled. It's ironic, she said, that they were also "her final destination."
The crazy thing, Kerri said, is that her sister had no computer experience before she got the job at Cantor Fitzgerald, though she had graduated from Rutgers University in Brunswick, New Jersey, and worked for Merrill Lynch before the job came open. But Kristine peppered her more experienced sister for information about designing websites and wasted no time getting to work figuring out how to do it. "She just wanted to be in one of those buildings," Kerri said of her determined sister, "I don't know why, she just did."
Kristine was an incredible friend, colleague and mentor. She had an ability to find truth and happiness in the smallest things and was somebody that you could always rely on for a straight answer. Friends and family alike admired Kristine for her grace, honesty, humility and humour. "Kristine was a role model," recalled her friend, Sabreena Kaviat. "She taught me how to treat people with even more kindness and respect, laugh a little bit louder and harder, try my best to be a little more adventurous, and simply live every moment of my life to the fullest."
On the morning of September 11th, Kerri awoke to the sound of the news blaring from the radio. The North Tower, where Kristine worked, had already been hit. She turned on the television and watched as another plane flew into the second tower and the two buildings collapsed, taking her beautiful sister's life in the blink of an eye. "Kristine wasn't just my sister, she was my best friend," Kerri said. "I miss her so much, but she will forever live on in my heart."

✈ ▌▌NeverForget ✈ ▌▌the victims of 9/11. -Videos recorded before 9/11, on 9/11 and after 9/11 by @andres_barrila
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JONATHAN M. "J.C." CONNORS
World Trade Center
A 'TIP TOP' LIFE

His license plate was "Tip Top," which was also one of his nicknames and his reflexive response to "How ya doing?" His other nickname ‹ having at least one is practically a prerequisite on Wall Street ‹ was "J.C.," short for Jonathan Connors, a 55-year-old senior vice president of Cantor Fitzgerald who loved to make money, wear Armani, dance the Lindy, dine at Nobu and, whenever possible, be surrounded by strong, independent, beautiful women.

His wife, Susan Connors, said he greeted her not with a peck but with a full-blown kiss. He liked to hold her hand tightly. When she was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, the two dug in together to fight off the effects. "Whatever he did," she said, "it turned to gold, never silver." Soon after the World Trade Center bombing in 1993, Mr. Connors constructed a diorama of his brush with terrorism. In a red- framed box, he displayed mementos of that day ‹ the soot-covered shirt and tie he wore, the cashmere scarf he used as a mask, his train ticket, the next day's front page. He mounted the box on a wall in his house. It was, his wife said, an act of catharsis, remembrance and defiance all at once.

Mrs. Connors recently took it down. "I couldn't stand to look at it," she said.
Profile published in THE NEW YORK TIMES on October 19, 2001.

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A classic black & white aerial view of Lower Manhattan during construction of Cesar Pelli's World Financial Center on the landfill around June 1984. Tower 1 of the Financial Center (200 Liberty Street) can be seen directly in front of the Vista Hotel and the Twin Towers, tower 3 (200 Vesey Street) is visible on the very left. The completed Gateway Plaza Apartments, the first residential buildings of the future Battery Park City, can be seen on the left in front of 1 WFC. Some other landmark buildings of Lower Manhattan can be seen around the Trade Center including the NY Telephone Building (left), the Woolworth and Transportation Buildings with the tops of the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse and the Municipal Building in the background and 90 West Street with Bankers Trust Plaza and One Liberty Plaza to the right...
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The first speaker at the inaugural @reallifeconference in 2016 was Gulnara Samoilova of @gulnarastudio. Along with sharing her fine art street photography techniques, Gulnara recounted her experiences capturing the fall of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 in NYC. As a staff photographer for the Associated Press at the time she fearlessly used her camera to document the day while being engulfed in ash and debris. She received national and international awards for her photographs captured that day, including first prize in the most prestigious World Press Photo competition. It was such an honor to hear her speak.
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📷: @erikajensenmann of @twomannstudios

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