Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Czech Living in the New York Recalls 9/11

  • Jiri Boudnik is a Czech architect who has been living in the United States for the last 20 years. On September 11th 2001, he witnessed the fall of the Twin Towers from his office in Brooklyn, and rushed to the scene to help. In the days following on from the September 11th attacks, he continued to assist the emergency services in their hunt for survivors. How? By designing a computer model of the World Trade Center as was, to help the rescuers find their way through the rubble. To mark the sixth anniversary of 9/11, Jiri Boudnik spoke to us earlier from his home in New York. I started by asking him what the mood was like in the metropolis this morning:
    Jiri Boudnik, photo: www.bbc.co.uk"Well, right now we have heavy rain in New York, it looks like it's going to be like this all morning. So everyone is probably going to have to use an umbrella. And for the first time, the ceremony is not going to be down on the site of World Trade Center, but in an adjacent park, on Liberty Plaza. And so that is one difference from the previous years."

For the rest of the story in Radio Prague...

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