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Items tagged "Mandarin Hotel": 8

The Day Before

The Boston Bombing holds a special place in my heart because I was actually touring Northeastern the day before it happened. I remember going to Boston Friday morning, excited for the two days of activities I had ahead of me. At this point in time I had already gotten in to Northeastern, but was still deciding whether or not I wanted to go. After…

Just saw the Red Sox win...

Just saw the Red Sox win an exciting game. Friend and I walked down Boylston enjoying the great day and watching the runners happy and exhausted faces go by. Passed by the 26 mile banner and the clock time read 4:48:??. We continued stolling down to the finishline and then cutting over to Newbury St. The first explosion went off a couple of blocks…

I was at the marathon celebration...

I was at the marathon celebration at the Mandarin Hotel. The party was winding down, but we had such a great view over Boylston, we were still sitting at the windows watching the race. Similar to others, we heard the first explosion and were confused; why would a cannon go off to mark 4 hours? Then the second explosion hit. Seeing the smoke and…

My friends and I were at...

My friends and I were at the Mandarin Oriental hotel conference room party which was winding down when the first explosion hit. The first felt like a hard thump as if an elevator had dropped a couple stories or something as heavy had made impact. There was concern at that point but it was hard to get past the confusion.

Then the second one…

My wife and I were having...

My wife and I were having lunch with 3 friends at Le'Espalier on Boylston St. (in/connected to the Mandarin Hotel) when all of a sudden we heard an incredibly loud 'BOOM'. Immediately, everyone in the restaurant went silent as people looked around anxiously, starting to stand up, realizing that what we'd just heard was in no way possible an…

I was walking home from cheering...

I was walking home from cheering a friend on at Comm and Hereford when I heard the first explosion. My initial reaction was that the stands at the finish line had collapsed--it sounded like a huge ton of metal had fallen from the sky. I started walking towards Boylston to see what had happened when I hear the second explosion and started to see…

We were sitting on the 2nd...

We were sitting on the 2nd floor of the Mandarin Hotel- at a Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Party- celebrating and cheering on the runners below us. it was the perfect venue to watch the race- but then we heard a blast and didn't know what it was- we kept looking out the window and then, right across the street from us we heard another explosion…

Was at the Mandarin Hotel watching...

Was at the Mandarin Hotel watching from a second story conference room. Heard the first explosion and thought, weird timing for a cannon. That doesn't seem right. Then pressed against a window we see a second explosion almost in front of us. It was thick grey smoke and debris shot out of the ground like a firecracker. In a split second everyone…