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Former World Trade Center Workers Open Restaurant

January 06, 2006|From Reuters

NEW YORK — Former workers from the opulent Windows on the World restaurant, which once graced the 107th floor of the World Trade Center, saw a dream become reality Thursday with the opening of their own restaurant in Manhattan.

The Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center killed 73 of their co-workers.

Now chefs, waiters, bartenders, busboys and dishwashers who worked at Windows have reunited to run an upscale restaurant named Colors.

"This restaurant is about diversity, bringing together different cultures," assistant chef Francesco Palmieri said as he stirred a Caribbean-style conch stew.

The restaurant is about a 20-minute stroll from where Windows on the World was located.

There are no tributes to the Windows restaurant that once seemed to float atop the World Trade Center's north tower, but it was still on the minds of some staffers.

"Sometimes I think about it," said line cook Kissima Saho of Gambia, West Africa, as he prepared lobsters. "I miss my crew members who lost their lives."

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