World Trade Center survivor escaped from wrecked tower, but never left it behind

Photo by Phil Penman

August 31, 2011 – Globe and Mail

ANNA MEHLER PAPERNY

Before making his way down the burning, crumbling North Tower, Srinath Jinadasa stopped to water his begonias.

It was the sort of calculation an engineer would make, an attempt to maintain rational thought in an irrational circumstance.

For the Port Authority engineer, the emergency had a sense of déja vu: He’d been working in that same office eight years earlier when a bomb went off in the basement of the World Trade Center.

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