Salvatore Giambanco

Willie Rodriguez

The story of William Rodriguez is one that will surely change the way you look at the world.

A Puerto Rican, William was the master janitor in the North Tower of the World Trade Centre on 9/11, having worked there for 20 years previously. Having arrived slightly late for work that day, he was in the basement of the tower at the fateful time of 8.46 am. Suddenly, there was a massive explosion, that was so powerful, that it lifted him and his co workers, up, off their feet. The sprinkler system came on, parts of the ceiling fell loose, and everybody was screaming. A man came into the room, Felipe David, who had had parts of his face and his arms burnt off, screaming “Explosion, explosion!” Then, shortly after this initial incident, there was another “Boom!”, but this came from on top. No one knew what this was, but this was flight 11 hitting the building. 2 separate incidents.