Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: IL.2012.19.3
Dimensions: 14.5 in X 8.25 in X 0.5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 36.83 cm X 20.955 cm X 1.27 cm
Credit Line: Presented with permission of the City of New York and the New York City Fire Department, Courtesy of Lieutenant Mickey Kross
Computer-generated ticket alerting Engine 16 to respond to Box 8087/World Trade Center, North Tower Lobby. The paper is wrinkled and creased.
On the morning of September 11, alarms transmitted across New York City called 23 engine and ladder companies to respond to a plane crash at “Box 8087,” the FDNY’s shorthand reference for the World Trade Center. Firefighters from Engine Company 16, led by Lieutenant Mickey Kross, drove three miles south and reported to the lobby of the North Tower. Their names were recorded on a riding list. They expected to confront an accident caused by a small plane.