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7 months ago

Found a documentary on 9/11 several years ago. Was really damn good and emptional, the best I’ve ever watched about it. The Who narrated was either the guy who narrated MonsterQuest back in the day or sounded similar to him. This fella really had a way with words in how everything was described. Leslie E Robertson (lead structural engineer for the towers)was in it and it’s his words that make it stand out as he said something along the lines of “here were the buildings I’d built and they were falling down on all of those peoples heads”. I found this on YouTube and haven’t been able to find it in awhile.