Razumich & Delamater - September 2018


FROM THE DESKS OF Razumich & Delamater

Every fall, we make an effort to see what opportunities are available to us to help improve our communities and the people living in them. This year, we are proud to be a sponsor of The Naked Monkey Brunch Run on Sunday, Oct. 7. The Brunch Run supports the CMBC Foundation, a local charity organization that helps provide financial support to families dealing with expenses relating to cancer. It was started by another attorney, Stephanie Joacham, who passed away far too young from cancer. This year’s Brunch Run is a 5K run or walk through downtown Indianapolis, which starts and ends at the Rathskeller. All participants receive a FULL Sunday brunch at the Rathskeller, and participants who are 21-plus receive a free drink: a Bloody Mary, a Mimosa, or a Beer of their choosing. The start time is at 10 a.m., and you can register at BrunchRunIndy.com. John will be on hand all day during the event to greet people, answer legal questions that anyone might have, and pass out awesome Razumich & Delamater, P.C., giveaways. In previous years, we’ve given away shirts, books, magnets, pens, and raffled off gift cards. We hope to see you there!

THEWORLDTRADE CENTER H ow the T owers C ame to B e

On Sept.11, 2001, at 8:46 a.m., American Airlines Flight 11 struck the north tower of theWorld Trade Center traveling at 470 mph, ripping a hole in the building from floors 93 to 99. At 9:03 a.m., a second plane smashed into the south tower traveling at 590 mph, cutting a gaping hole from floors 75 to 85. Within an hour, the south tower collapsed due to the sheer weight of the building combined with the damage dealt by the impact and the burning jet fuel. At 10:28 a.m., the north tower followed. The rubble and debris from the collapsed towers caused fires and further damage to the surrounding buildings and areas. Within hours, nearly 3,000 people had lost their lives. The attack left the world in a state of terror and grief, and the United States was changed forever. Today, the twin towers’last day is remembered as the worst terrorist attack in history, but few people know how the buildings became part of NewYork City’s skyline in the first place. A world trade center pavilion was first hosted during the NewYorkWorld’s Fair in 1939 — the exhibit was dedicated to the slogan“world peace through trade.”The idea for theWorld Trade Center was then abandoned after seven years, until David Rockefeller revived the concept to reinvsigorate lower Manhattan. Rockefeller took the reins and continued the project, finding premises near the Fulton Fish Market on the East River, and construction on the $250 million complex began. He also turned to the Port of NewYork Authority for financial support to ensure theWorld Trade Center’s completion, and the first real plans for theWorld Trade Center were put into action. It was then that the Port Authority decided the towers should break the record for the tallest building in the world, beating the 1,250-foot Empire State building. To do this, architect Minoru Yamasaki designed the towers to hold 110 stories each, but they would not have the traditional

- John Razumich and Joe Delamater

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