9-11 Walk Around
NYC, WTC, NYSE
Verizon, NYPD and FDNY
On the night of October 25, 2001, Verizon
employee Curtis Anderson set out
to walk around the NYC WTC with a video camera to
capture Ground Zero from "ground zero". NYC officials had just announced that the WTC site parameter had been cleared of debris
and the public had access within one block to witness the devastation first hand. Leaving Richmond Virginia in his personal
vehicle at 9:00 p.m. Curtis arrived at Ground Zero by 4:00 a.m. After parking near the site, he took off on foot and circled the now
smaller sectioned off area in darkness with a video camcorder, recording the sights, sounds and movements while narrating.
The loop-around walk took two hours, and was repeated again a second time during the daylight hours. The debris would
continue to burn another six weeks. (100 days total) " I recall the smell much like an electrical smell, like a burnt electrical motor."
This video has been edited at key points along the route and the runtime is 37
minutes. The video is in Blu-Ray format,
the sound is excellent, however the video quality is what you would expect in 2001 from a recorded VCR tape and includes
sudden camera movement, and some focusing issues due to poor lighting and/or close obstacles at times.
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Copies of the DVD are available by visiting The Virginia Telephone Museum.