crown CU Home > Libraries Home
Columbia Center for Oral History Portal >

Reminiscences of Andy Jurinko : oral history, 2001-2003.

Creator: Jurinko, Andy, 1939-
Project: September 11, 2001 oral history narrative and memory project.
(see all project interviews)
Phys. Desc. :transcript: 96 p. sound recordings: 3 sound cassettes (123, 84 min.)
Location: Columbia Center for Oral History
Full CLIO record >>

Biographical Note


Scope and Contents

Childhood Phillipsburg, NJ; education: Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia College of Art; career: U.S. Army draftee, hotel manager, advertising agent, commercial artist, painter, graphic designer for Princeton University, design work for City Magazine; pre-9/11: painting exhibitions in San Francisco, relocation to apartment near World Trade Center [WTC], changes in the TriBeCa neighborhood after WTC completion; 9/11: in TriBeCa apartment, sound of first plane impact, immediate recognition of terrorism, fleeing apartment, witnessing towers collapse from Nassau Street, severe damage to apartment building; post-9/11: misuse of authority by police and military at WTC site, difficulty receiving insurance compensation, temporary relocation to Brooklyn Heights, frustration with Federal Emergency Management Agency, increase in tourism; worries about future neighborhood developments, opinions on redevelopment plans; optimism about New York City's future.


Access Conditions

Copyright by The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York, 2007. Permission required to cite, quote, and reproduce. Contact repository for information.

Using this collection

Columbia Center for Oral History

Columbia University
535 West 114th Street
801 Butler Library, Box 20
New York, NY 10027
(212) 854-7083


Columbia Center for Oral History