CHICAGO (CBS) — Fifteen years and a day after 9/11, one of the survivors of World Trade Center attack spoke about that day at his son’s high school in LaGrange Park.
“The whole building rocked,” said 46-year old Stu Breslow, father of 17-year old Nazareth Academy senior Brendan Breslow.READ MORE: 'WasteShed' Art Store, Selling Recycled Supplies For Less, Opens Second Location In Evanston
Fifteen years ago, Stu Breslow was an employee of Lehman Brothers and was at his desk on the 40th floor when the first plane hit the World Trade Center north tower, about 40 stories above him.
“I was on conference call with colleagues in London on a speakerphone, and it was very, very unnatural. So I immediately jumped and ran to the stairwell,” he says.
Breslow said, at dinner on Sunday, the 15th anniversary of the attacks, his wife said a prayer and mentioned that the couple’s two youngest children would never have been born had their father not made it down the stairs in time to get out of his burning skyscraper.
“There was strange calm among all the people that were in the stairwell, and there was not mass hysteria,” he said.