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're much more comfortable collecting artifacts that are clearly historical..."
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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