I have lost two friends, one of which was a client of mine and were close and spoke on the phone at length on various subjects, and the other, my girlfriend lost a great friend in the WTC tragedy. In addition to losing her friend, I almost lost my girlfriend to boot. She was at the trade center on the corner of church and vessey and was late to work on the 36th floor of trade center tower 2. When she emerged from the subway stop, the second plane hit when she was on the cell phone with me. Me of course was franticly worrying abut her safety at the time. Long story short, she is ok now.