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Port Authority Releases 9-11 Transcripts

The 110-story north tower of the World Trade Center had just collapsed around Officer David Lim, trapping him in a dark and dusty stairwell saturated with jet fuel fumes, but his calls for help were calm. “We are stuck in the stairway and have been here for a little while … let’s see if we can step it up, a little bit,” he says in a call to a police command post, according to the final set of transcripts from emergency communications during the Sept. 11, 2001, attack. The exchange took place at 10:56 a.m., nearly half an hour after the north tower collapsed. Lim, a police dog handler for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the trade center and operates its own police force, was pulled alive from the 10-story debris pile five hours later with a couple of firefighters and an office worker. Full Story

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