Hey guys. I know this is a gaming forum, I registered here for GTA, but now I saw that there's an Off-Topic section. Hope I can post that here because I want to discuss.
A friend of mine was in New York back on September 11 2001. He was there on vacation. He was near the North Tower... He first heard it, then he looked up and saw the first plane (flight 11) coming and smashing into the WTC with his own eyes.. Minutes before he wanted to visit the North Tower for the first time. He called us then and told us he was ok and he distances himself from the burning tower. It was horrible for us who where watching it on TV and knowing he was there, and it was even more horrible for him because he saw EVERYTHING live.... I can't imagine myself standing there back in 9/11, my body shivered just from watching TV.
He was down on the street, watching the burning towers and he told us that many people jumped from the upper floors. Then, can't remember where he was, he was on the phone with us again, had a clear view on both towers... immediately he was screaming, he saw the 2nd plane coming in and crashing into the South Tower... we told him to go far away, we were incredibly worried.
Can't imagine how people felt when their loved ones were in the towers (or on the planes or on the pentagon.. dont forget that!)... and how the people above the crash site suffered.... it was horrible.
After that, airport security increased DRASTICALLY (more, more careful and better safety-checks, air-marshalls, etc.), everyone has learned from these attacks.
What I wanna ask: There is the new "One World Trade Center" in New York, people will work there, it will be opened in 2014 I think.
The height until the roof is 417 metres according to Wikipedia.
Am I the only one who thinks that this could be another target for attacks like 911? Terrorists could still figure out how to hijack a passenger jet cleverly and aim for the "OWTC". If they really want to do that fanatically like Atta and co. back then... they would be able to do a plan.. I'm afraid that this new building will provocate terrorists to repeat 911 the same way.. and calling it a World Trade Center again... well.. don't you think that's provocative to idiots like Atta? It's a punch in the face of those f*cking terrorists, but on the other hand I think it could provocate them...
I pray to god this will never happen again... but I'm afraid there's always a possibility that f*cking terrorists could repeat that thing and crash a large passenger jet into that tower, killing thousands of people and - perhaps - causing the building to collapse again.
That makes me so angry.
What do you guys think? Hopefully this will NEVER EVER happen again, but there's always a risk..
One of the reasons why I tell and ask you all these things is because I want to travel to New York in one or two years and visit that beautiful new building, but I'm scared as hell. Those moments back then were shocking for me and my friend. For all of course, but I still can't handle it..
Did they increase the security aspects in the building? Fire prevention, better and more stable steel, etc.
R.I.P. to the victims of 911.
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