September 01, 2003
Remembering the World Trade Center
Last May I had to go to NYC on family business. One of the things I wanted to do on this trip, which was my first to NY since 9/11, was visit the WTC site.
You used to be able to pass through this entrance, make a right turn and you would be in a vast underground area filled with shops, restaurants, banks and a vast bank of escalators that went further underground where you could take a PATH train to New Jersey.
There was a Schwab office there where I opened my first account. Old men used to come in watch the stock ticker and line up at the quote machines to follow their stocks.
The mall area was on the same level as the ground floor of the two towers and you could enter directly in the towers from the bank of revolving doors that spanned the entire length of the buildings.