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Glenn Guzi Discusses His Life Saving Decision To Stay Home From Work On 9/11/01

September 09, 2016

Glenn Guzi, program director for the World Trade Center at the Port Authority of NY and NJ, discusses a life saving, last minute, decision he made to use a personal day to stay home from work on 9/11/2001. Guzi was a public representative for the World Trade Center at the time of the terrorist attack. Meaning, had he not chosen to run errands that day, he would have been in his office on the 68th floor just before 9:00 am when the planes hit.

A photo of Guzi describing the 9/11 memorial at ground zero.

A photo of Guzi describing the 9/11 memorial at ground zero.

Guzi claims that he went through his entire morning routine before deciding to take the day off. Guzi made the decision to remove his tie and call out for the day, a decision that likely saved his life.

Listen to Guzi tell his story on the 15th anniversary of the terrorist attack.

Guzi remained employed with the Port Authority following the attack. He has helped designed the new World Trade Center and has plans to keep rebuilding. He has completely immersed himself and devoted his professional life to the project. He has near encyclopedic knowledge of the site and its history and you can hear legitimate emotion in his voice whenever he speaks about a project. Despite his positive outlook he tells reporters that he still feels emotionally drained to this day when he thinks about the friends and colleagues he lost that day.