September 11 Digital Archive


How has your life changed because of what happened on September 11, 2001?

September 11, 2011 at 7:31pm
Contributed by: Doreen Tafarella
Contributor's location on 9/11: i was heading downtown going back to the WTC.......i had been there the day before
Contributed on: September 11, 2005
I was on the 106th floor of the WTC on my Birthday 9/10 doing Telephone Pay Tel. disconnect work, they were renovating the bar area of the Resturant, which most people did not know at the time. I had called my loved one at home and said to her "We have to celebrate my Birthday the weekend and i shall make a reservation. I had my tools on me and in my tool pouch i always keep a throw-a-way camera, which i took 2 pic's from my view looking out the window. I had to stop work for the day, i had to return work the next day 9/11. I left for the day. Rode the freight elevator down from 106 non stop to basmt level. Returned my pass, rode up out to church & vessey STS. My garage at the time was located 42nd st cor of 11ave.So i rode up the west side hway to 42nd st. Next day 9/11, i prepared my truck to return back to the WTC 106th floor windows of the world. I left at 8:15am, i just was so tired because i knew it was just an ordeal to go up there again, waitng on that long line on varrick st, showing my license, etc. I was in no hurry. I knew i should leave so i got ready to go, exitied my garage took 11th ave down which now was 8:25am. I then was in a bit of traffic........heading down there i noticed now i was around 23rd st. All of a sudden i saw noise. The rest is history.....
Cite as: Doreen Tafarella, Story #11846, The September 11 Digital Archive, 11 September 2005, <http:>. </http:>
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Doreen Tafarella, “[Untitled],” September 11 Digital Archive, accessed May 25, 2019,