CHICAGO (CBS) — Ceremonies today mark the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and one memorial is especially important to an Evanston native who survived the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York.
Mark Shore worked on the 62nd floor of the South Tower of the World Trade Center. When the North Tower was hit, he and others made their way downstairs just as their tower was hit by a second airliner.READ MORE: Galewood Man Charged With Aggravated Battery In The Stabbing Of CTA Bus Driver
“We’d just come out of the stairwell. We were standing by the elevator shaft and when it exploded, everyone just kind of simultaneously turned and looked towards the elevator shaft. Anyone who was in the elevator, chances are they didn’t survive,” he said.
Shore managed to get down from the South Tower and made it outside before it collapsed.
“I look up, and I see this huge cloud of smoke, and then I’m starting to realize I see one tower, but I don’t see the other one,” he said.