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He remembers terrorism crossing his mind. He also thought something that seems ridiculous to him in hindsight. He remembers cursing and saying, "We got to come back tomorrow and clean up this mess."
"Everything was full of construction dust," Clark says. "Yellow, chalky, gritty air. As if you gave a demolition crew a week to destroy the floor, but it happened in a second. It was like someone had torn open a cement bag and just waved it in the air."
Since the 1993 bombing of the trade center underground garage, Clark had volunteered as a fire marshal for his floor. Now, as if on autopilot, he grabbed the flashlight, grabbed the whistle.
In an instant, "the room exploded."
Clark called his wife. "Something happened next door," he says he told her, "but we OK."
To the outside world, at 9:04, went the AP alert: "Explosion rocks second World Trade Center tower."
He remembers encouraging his colleagues to leave the floor. He also remembers one of them, a woman, spinning around from the window in shock and tears, and telling him that people were jumping.
NEW YORK (AP) Close your eyes and picture Sept. 11. The memories are cauterized, familiar forever. The second plane banks and slides in, the fireball blooms, the towers peel away as if unzipped from the top.
In those first two hours, before anyone could put together the full, awful picture, chaos filled in the gaps.
Start with the Tuesday morning and the blue sky and walk through the day from two perspectives, inside and out. From that of a man who managed to survive above the impact zone in the south tower and from that of the helpless, watching world.
For reference, Clark sometimes tells people to imagine a three by three grid, like the first nine digits on a telephone keypad. The north tower sat where 1 would be, the south tower at 8.
Clark office faced west, near the southwest corner of the 8 button. American Airlines Flight 11 had crashed into the north face of the north tower, the top of the 1 button.
Brian Clark was working at Euro Brokers, on the 84th floor of the south tower of the World Trade Center.
TV networks were in the middle of interviewing eyewitnesses to the first explosion when United Flight 175 approached, slipped into the south face of the south tower, and sent a mushrooming fireball out the other side.
A "loud double boom" is the first thing he remembers. Then flickering of the lights in his office. Something caught his peripheral vision. He spun around. His view usually looked out over the Hudson River. The river and the sky.
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The feeling was of tremendous air compression. Then things so secure no one ever gave them a thought, things like the lights and the floor, came loose. For several harrowing, torqueing seconds, it Air Max Green And Orange seemed the building itself might go over. The power went out.
No one knew exactly what was happening, or how vast, or at whose hand. No one knew, for a time, that the instruments of destruction were not prop planes but jumbo jets. At the very first, almost no one knew there were planes at all.
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"It was filled with flame," he says. "Two yards from my nose is the window, and it right against the glass, almost swirling. I can recall whether there was a flash of heat. But the bright glass you were in the fire.
Clark worked at Euro Brokers on the 84th floor of the south tower of the World Trade Center. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
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