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philb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-26-05 07:05 AM
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119. WTC2 wasn't total collapse; some in lobby survived; and not in core

survivor of WCT2 collapse who was in Lobby when it fell p20

Just as I put my foot on the first stair on the escalator, the building started like shaking. It was like a wave in the floor and a real loud noise. What we did was, me and the police officer started running from the east northeast end of the building toward the west. Anyway, just to describe to you the collapse of the south tower coming down, I really
wasn't aware there was a full collapse. I thought it might have been just a localized collapse. It was the loudest noise I've ever
heard in my life. It was in both ears. Kind of like those rockets that they launch the space shuttles with, it was like I had one going off in
each ear. When I thought it was the loudest noise I ever heard, every second it was just increasing getting louder and louder and louder.
I was running as fast as I could. With this noise getting louder and louder, also what's happening simultaneously was light -- whatever
light we had was becoming darkness, like obscuring and getting dark fast, like someone pulling down the shades real fast. Anyway, it kind of sounded to me as if the collapse was aimed right at me, right at my back. I was running as fast as I could, and when I felt that I was getting overtaken by the collapse, where there was no hope, I threw myself on my knees at the next concrete column that I came up against I kept that on my right side. With that the collapse came and I started getting buried. Stuff was falling down. It was loud and just kept coming and coming.

This was covered by major media; apparently this guy was the angel
that was reference in the story

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