SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
David Shayt

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"...we don't really know how people are going to react to these objects."
Peter Liebhold
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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt





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A personal beeper that belonged to Jonathan Eric Briley, who worked at Windows on the World restaurant....
This directional flyer, handed out by tollbooth operators at the Somerset exit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike,...
Fashion photographer Richard Avedon took this photograph of Isaac Ho‘opi‘i....
This brochure, titled “Dear Fellow Rider,” was distributed by the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority...