Description Cantor Fitzgerald business card for Paul Robert Eckna. The business card identifies Paul R. Eckna with International Equities at Cantor Fitzgerald at One World Trade Center.
Historical Notes Born in Garden City, Long Island, Paul Eckna lived in West New York, New Jersey. He played football from a young age and continued in college at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. After graduation, Paul worked as an international bonds trader at Cantor Fitzgerald. On September 11, he was at his office on the 104th floor of the North Tower. Paul was 28 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