September 11, 2001
World Trade Center was one of the historical skyscraper buildings of the New York city for many years until the morning of September 11, 2001, when the buildings were attacked by the two airplanes.
The first attack hit the north tower of the World Trade Center right before 9AM Eastern Time, followed by another plane into the second tower after about 20 minutes. Both buildings collapsed shortly after. Pentagon crash was occurred about an hour later when President Bush was appearing in Florida.
World Trade Center welcomed over 120,000 visitors on average weekday. Windows on the World Bar on 107th floor of the building was one of the attractions. The bar was open from noon to around midnight 7 days a week serving original cocktails such as WOW Martini, Mandarin Crush and Ellies Island Ice Tea. The bar entertained the guests with live music and dancing six nights a week with live bands and DJ music from the top of the building.
The last Drink of the Month in September was Margarita. Mixologiest and Head Bartender, George Delgade told the bar, "I did not want another summer to go by without writing about the classic margarita." He served the last Drink of the Month with 1 1/2 oz Sauna Tequila, 3/4 oz of Counter (Orange-flavored liqueur) and 1 oz of fresh limejuice.
One afternoon around last Christmas, looking down from the tallest building in the New York City, the Statue of Liberty was just fading out among the snow coming down on earth. The bar was warm in temperature, cocktails were refreshing and the view from the window was the Christmas gift from the World Trade Center.
Since the completion of the buildings' construction in 1972, World Trade Center was witnessed by many people from all over the world until its last day with one of the saddest events of the nation.
American Airlines stated that it lost two planes: Flight #11 from Boston with 81 passengers and 11 airline staffs, and Flight #77 from Washington Dulles with 58 passengers and 6 workers. Two other flights were also found crashed: one from Newark, New Jersey to San Francisco, crashed near Pennsylvania carrying 45 passengers, with no survivors. The other was the Flight #175 from Boston to Los Angeles.
As many of the buildings around the Pentagon and the White House in Washington D.C. were evacuated, many businesses around the nation sent their employees home in metro areas. In New York, downtown area was evacuated to the north of Manhattan. United States military forces were on full alert, commanded by the President Bush stating, "Make no mistake, the United States will hunt down and punish those responsible for those cowardly acts" in his reaction to one of the worst terrorist attacks in the history.
The nation continues to await for any indications to those responsible for this attack.