The downtown financial district saw many building evacuated and workers sent home. The area is home to many brokerage and investment firms.
The list of financial services firms that housed operations in the collapsed towers include:
· Citigroup Asset Management
· Fiduciary Trust Co International
· Oppenheimer Funds
· Morgan Stanley
· ABN AMRO
· Bank of America
· Lehman Brothers
· Cedar Capital Management
The Chicago Board of Trade and Chicago Mercantile Exchange also closed trading on their electronic systems.
At press time, there was no word yet on the number of casualties among those working in the World Trade Center.