Description eSpeed business card for Paul Acquaviva. The business card identifies Paul Acquaviva as Vice President, Corporate Development, at eSpeed at One World Trade Center.
Historical Notes Born in Pompton Plains, New Jersey, Paul Acquaviva lived nearby in the town of Glen Rock with his wife, Courtney, and their daughter. Courtney was pregnant with their second child. Paul left a career in law to be a vice president at Cantor Fitzgerald’s subsidiary eSpeed, hoping to have more time for his family. On September 11, Paul was at work on the North Tower’s 103rd floor. He was 29 years old.
Curator's Comment Business cards were ubiquitous survivors of the 9/11 attacks. Most of those in the Museum’s collection were found in recovered wallets and pocketbooks, or retrieved from the paper debris that fell from the towers. Their variety is indicative of the multiplicity of companies and activities anchored at the World Trade Center.
Victims’ relatives and employees of businesses formerly located at the World Trade Center have also donated pristine business cards found at home or in jacket pockets after September 11, 2001. Such cards were often retained as souvenirs of the destroyed landmark or as evidence that placed loved ones at the World Trade Center. Business cards tied to passengers aboard the hijacked aircrafts were also found at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon crash site, and in the impact area of Flight 93 near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. HIDE