Seventeen Septembers ago Jacqui Taylor Basker returned to teaching at P.S. 305 in Brooklyn rather than continue in a summer job at the World Trade Center. As a result, she avoided being trapped in the South Tower on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001.
In it, she describes mysterious workmen carrying large black bags who on several days that summer entered a section of her floor in the office tower that was prohibited to others.
She writes of being hospitalized in mid-September 2001 for inhalation pneumonia and later developing asthma from months of breathing dust from the WTC building collapses and cleanup operations two miles south of where she lived.
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