September 11, 2009

9/11 Memorial: Juan Nieves

Juan Nieves was a hard-working man from Puerto Rico. He was a father of four, living in the Bronx that was always spending time with his family members.

For nearly thirty years, he made salads and appetizers at the Russian Tea Room but lost his job when the restaurant renovated. In 1994, he began working at Windows on the World on the 106th and 107th floor of the North Tower in the World Trade Center.

On September 11, 2001, flight 11 collided with the North Tower, killing 73 restaurant staff members and 92 guests and destroying the restaurant. In 2006, some former Windows on the World Staff opened “Colors” as a tribute to their fallen colleagues. The eclectic menu is meant to represent the diversity among the staff at Windows on the World.

Posted by Princess Cat at September 11, 2009 10:46 AM @ 10:46 AM in Ok, I'm Serious Here // Permalink | TrackBack

This 9/11 my middle school gave every student two American flags with each containing a name of a person who passed away in the World Trade Centers. One I received read the name of Juan Nieves. I just wanted to send my condolences to the family as they remember the day apart of there family was taken away from them prematurely. Yours Truly, Cheyenne Lewis of Chain of Lakes Middle School Orlando, FL.

Posted by: Cheyenne at September 12, 2009 01:19 AM