On the morning of Jan. 28, 1977, a reporter from The New York Post and The New Yorker was on a New York subway heading to the World Trade Center.
The train pulled into a station called The City, and as the reporters stepped off, they noticed a man sitting at a table, smoking a cigarette.
The man, known only as “Johnny,” had a thick mustache and wore a striped shirt and jeans.
He was tall, slim, and athletic.
“He’s got the appearance of a tall guy who just got up from a long day,” one reporter wrote.
“And he looks as if he’s had a lot of exercise.”
At the same time, he was a fixture in the subway system.
“It’s been a few months since I’ve seen him,” said one subway attendant.
“But I’m always amazed by the amount of time he’s been there.”
On a whim, The Post reporter, John F. Buckley, asked the man if he knew where the World Tower was.
“I can tell you that the World-Tower has a tower,” Johnny told him.
“That’s why we don’t use the word Tower,” Buckley said.
“Why, if we had a tower, we would call it the Tower of the Gods.”
Johnny’s answer, of course, was not as straightforward as it sounded.
“You’ve got to remember, the World Towers are not the only towers in New York,” Buckley wrote.
The Towers of the East and West Towers were both built in the early 1930s, while the World and Tower of David were both completed in 1939.
Both towers are connected by a huge, curved tunnel.
They are both topped with a huge steel column, the Twin Towers.
“The Twin Towers are the greatest thing I’ve ever seen,” Johnny said.
He said he was not sure what to say to the reporters after that, and the reporter did not.
“So, he’s like, I’m not going to say anything,” Johnny explained.
“Just wait until I see the people up here, then I’ll tell you.”
“They’re really going to make it,” Buckley assured him.
The New Yorkers were still waiting.
“They have to be up here by 10 o’clock,” Buckley told Johnny.
Johnny and the other reporters waited for an hour.
“At that time, they were going to be able to tell us what the World was going to look like,” Buckley later wrote.
But that didn’t happen.
“We just got there at 11 a.m.,” Johnny said of the time the World started to glow.
“There were no stars.
There was no sky, and everything was blue.”
As they waited, Buckley and his colleagues continued to wait.
They did not get the answers they were hoping for.
For the next few hours, Johnny said, they waited for more information about the World.
He did not receive any new information until 10 p.m.
The Times, however, did.
” That afternoon, Buckley wrote, “We learned that Johnny was the one who had seen the Tower and the World at that exact moment.” “
A week later, Buckley reported on the tower’s completion. “
That afternoon, Buckley wrote, “We learned that Johnny was the one who had seen the Tower and the World at that exact moment.
Buckley told the story to his staff, who had no idea what he had just told them. “
Our reporters found that Johnny had told them that he had seen it,” he wrote.
Buckley told the story to his staff, who had no idea what he had just told them.
They were incredulous.
“Is it possible he has a story of his own?”
Buckley wrote the next day.
“A story that is so far out that it’s a mystery to us?”
The Times published the article the next morning, with the headline, “World-Towers Legend Gets His Own Name.”
Johnny had been so persistent in his story, he told The New Republic that he was willing to go on the record for anyone to read his story.
“Johnny was so convinced of his story that he told me he’d take it on,” the reporter, James F. Dobson, later told a reporter for the New Yorker.
The reporter had also met Johnny and was impressed by his dedication.
The article was also published on the cover of the Times.
Johnny was now known as “the Tower of God.”
Johnny made no secret of his desire to go public with his story to the world.
On the day of the interview, he wrote a letter to his father, saying, “I will be the first to tell you this: I have been a member of the World Team.
I have seen the Towers, the Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building, the Pentagon and all the other major landmarks of the world.”
In a letter later to Buckley, Johnny recounted how he had been in the World’s Tower, “where a man in the flesh, standing on the Tower’s roof, asked me if I knew where