Submitted by Name: Jim From: Delaware E-mail: Contact
Comments: I was staying at the Mariott on 9/10 - 9/11, 2001. It was a lovely hotel. When the first plane hit, I heard a noise and looking out the window, saw debris raining down from the sky. I looked up and saw a hole in the side of the North Tower. There was a ledge just outside my window and shortly after the initial impact, a portion of a body landed there.
We evacuated to the lobby. After a time, some of us began leaving the hotel to walk to Battery Park where we waited and watched both towers burning. When the South tower fell, I was walking on Pearl Stret.
I'll never forget the kindness of the men and women of the Bowery Benevolent Association who gave us water and helped us wash off some of the dust.
I was astounded by how fast the "missing persons" posters appeared on streetlamps, buildings - everywhere. There seemed like thousands.
Later that day, I walked to Penn Station and caught a train to Delaware. I haven't been back to NYC since.
Added: November 3, 2014
Submitted by Name: pete petinarcou From: queens ny E-mail: Contact
Comments: iwas an union hotel employee at the Marriott hotel as an bqt dishwasher of local 6 I work there on aug 2001-step -2001 my mang wanted me to work there full time before the tower fell but my old job called me back our office was in the basement at tower 2 an the bqt was at the 4th floor I lost all my coworkers in the bqt room I know that in my heart they never got out because we had to used the freight elevator to get from the bqt room to the basement office . an had to used the employess stearcase to get to the world trade center streets exit. it was 6 flights to get out by passing an large electric door when the power went down they were trap like flys.no were to escape the basement I bet some were trap in the freight elevator too because they had onely one for the hotel employess to used . R.I.P EMPLOYESS OF LOCAL -6 I hope someday they get there own memorial plack on the wall in the museum too !
Added: September 11, 2014
Submitted by Name: Peter Burstyn From: Los Angeles E-mail: Contact
Comments: I used to work at the Vista as a chef between 92-94. I am looking to reconnect with some of the guys. If anyone is interested please reach out to me and say hi. You can find me on Facebook: Peter Burstyn Farmers
Added: August 29, 2014
Submitted by Name: Jenny From: Plano, Tx E-mail: Contact
Comments: I attended a convention at the marriott in mid August 2001 and always seArch for info on the hotel when 9/11 comes around. My thoughts are with all of you.
Added: July 31, 2014
Submitted by Name: David George Johnson From: Boston, MA but now San Francisco, CA E-mail: Contact
Comments: As a long time employee for Marriott I still pray and think of those who were involved in this horrible tragedy. We love and miss you guys!
Added: October 7, 2013
Submitted by Name: John From: US
Comments: Thank you for remembering this hotel. I used to stay here often when I traveled to New York.
Added: September 15, 2013
Submitted by Name: Hotel Guest
Comments: Thank you for remembering what happened to the hotel and the people who survived there. I have tried for years to figure out what happened to this building and the guests, employees and visitors that were there. I have contacted the Marriott and they have been vague on the hotel deaths but I now know that many guests and firefighters died. God bless you all
Added: August 3, 2013
Submitted by Name: Debbie Westfal From: Voices of September 11th E-mail: Contact
Comments: I am working on a project doing outreach for the WTC Health Program. I would like to be in touch with any survivor that was there on 9/11/2001. Please contact me so I can explain the benefits of signing up. I can help you with the process.
Added: May 15, 2013
Submitted by Name: JC From: New York
Comments: I was a guest at the hotel and my friend had their wedding at the World Trade Center hotel. It was a beautiful hotel with a gorgeous lobby. I have many great memories of that time. I often wondered what happened to this hotel and all the people in it. It sounds like there were people killed inside the hotel. It makes me more grateful to be alive and knowing it could have been any one of us there that day.
Added: September 12, 2012
Submitted by Name: Todd Richards From: Aliso Viejo, CA E-mail: Contact
Comments: May we never forget the fallen from this horrofic day in American history. Those who lost their lives on 9/11/01, you are forever remembered and will always be in the hearts of those around the globe.