Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2017.23.4
Dimensions: 2 in X 3.5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 5.08 cm X 8.89 cm
Credit Line: Gift of William Raff, survivor, South Tower, 82nd floor
World Trade Center identification card with green printed text at the top of the card: "World Trade Center." A photo of William Raff is in the lower right corner, with a graphic of the Twin Towers on the left. "41623" is printed in black on the far-left side of the card. The back of the card includes typed text: "Swiss Bank Corporation 4th fl | William Raff" with two handwritten signatures for William Raff.
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.
This ID card predates the 1993 bombing.