David Donovan: Let's Help Some People Today

Wednesday, September 07, 2011


David Donovan was on the 87th floor of the North Tower on 9/11. He was a stock broker with May Davis Group. After the planes hit, he walked down all 87 flights and emerged from the building just as the South Tower collapsed. In the WNYC special Living 9/11, he talks about how his experience sent his life in a different direction. On 9/11, Donovan lived in Morris Plains, N.J. Now he lives in Lynbrook, N.Y.

What do you want to remember from 9/11 and what do you want to forget?

I want to forget the sounds of the people hitting the pavement. I'll leave it at that.

I want to remember the sacrifices of so many to help strangers.

Marianne McCune
David Donovan and his wife Danielle
David Donovan with the World Trade Center ID card he still keeps in his wallet
Courtney Stein
David Donovan's bank branch on Long Island
Courtney Stein
David Donovan at work with his colleagues


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