Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2017.23.2
Dimensions: 2.25 in X 3.25 in
Dimensions (Metric): 5.715 cm X 8.255 cm
Credit Line: Gift of William Raff, survivor, South Tower, 82nd floor
World Trade Center identification card issued to William Raff of Fuji Bank, Limited. The card includes a color photograph of Raff on the right side and his name printed as "Raff | William" on the left. The card has a green background with "World Trade Center" printed at the bottom with the logo of the towers on the left.
The Port Authority significantly improved its identification card system after the 1993 bombing, adding encoded photo identification cards issued to tenants and registered guests. These changes made it increasingly difficult for unauthorized persons or vehicles to gain access to the complex. At that time, this level of security screening was unusual.