Our new offices at 123 William Street offer expansive views of Lower Manhattan in all directions. Since our move in late February, we have seen the East River flow in both directions, watched the winter icebergs in the Hudson River melt, spent our Friday happy hours basking in the early spring sunset, and marveled at the ever-evolving Lower Manhattan cityscape. Our close-up view of Ground Zero has inspired us to share memories of the original World Trade Center and our individual experiences on September 11, 2001. Alex Cooper shared an essay he wrote for The World Trade Center Remembered, a book of aerial and panoramic photos by Stan Ries published in 2002. We share it with you again here.