Description Port Authority of New York and New Jersey business card for Anthony Savas. The business card identifies Anthony Savas as Construction Inspector at the WTC Construction Division at One World Trade Center.
Historical Notes Manhattan-born Anthony Savas lived in Astoria, Queens, with his wife of 42 years, Phaedra. They had three children and two grandchildren, and Anthony and Phaedra enjoyed hosting them at their Long Island beach house. Anthony worked as a construction inspector for the Port Authority. On September 11, he was on his way to his office on the North Tower’s 88th floor. He was 72 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