Even though I have been downtown a few times in the past week or so, today was the first time that I was near enough to Central World to actually view the damage first hand. It was unbelievable! There was an eerie quietness in the area which is usually bustling with traffic and people. The few tourists and Thais were photographing the site and staring in awe! It is sad. The building has some sentimental memories for me. My daughter's graduation was held in the event hall on the seventh floor. One of our favorite restaurants was on the 17th floor. We took our daughter there on her last night in Thailand. We had many dinners and drinks with friends overlooking the skyline of the city.