September 11 Digital Archive

Downtown Blackberry Emails


Downtown Blackberry Emails


Below is the real-time email record of a group co-workers evacuating lower Manhattan on September 11, 2001. The emails were sent via the handheld wireless email system Blackberry, while the co-workers escaped their offices near Ground Zero. The first email was sent just minutes after the first impact. The last was sent when all were counted and safely evacuated.

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