Michael Nestor, Liz Thompson and Richard Tierney were three of the four passengers on the last elevator down from Windows on the World. Everybody who was at Windows on the World at the time of impact on Sept. 11 — approximately 170 men and women — perished.
In an essay in this week's New Yorker magazine, editor David Remnick writes that this 10th anniversary of the attacks is a time to commemorate, consider and reconsider. Audie Cornish talks to Remnick. She also talks to World Trade Center master planner Daniel Libeskind and NPR's Tom Gjelten, who provides a wrap up of the day's events. Weekend Edition then offers a montage of sound from the day of remembrance.
Audie Cornish talks to NPR's Tom Gjelten and Don Gonyea about the events to mark the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. Then, she talks to author Edwidge Danticat about our collective memory of Sept. 11 and why memorials are so important.