When the news broke on Sunday night that Osama bin Laden had been captured and killed, Chris Egan, an investment banker based near the New York Stock Exchange, said he almost slept through it. But Egan was far from sleep on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001 almost ten years ago.
Egan worked in One World Trade Center, the first building that was struck by a terrorist-hijacked plane, and was able to make it out of the building alive. But like many professionals still based in lower Manhattan, the memory of that 2001 morning lingers. On Monday, the atmosphere in the streets of the financial district was mostly business as usual, with the usual throngs of tourists and financial professionals milling through the streets. But an increased press presence hinted at the bigger news of the day.
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