SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...there were really no large objects recovered..."
William Yeingst

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"This was really a process of negotiation..."
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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This crumpled piece of exterior sheathing from the World Trade Center was recovered from the debris pile...
Jules Naudet used this camera to film the only known footage of the first airplane hitting the north...
This fused clump of presentation coins and a fire-scarred medallion were recovered from the damaged offices...
New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani used this cell phone on September 11, 2001...