SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
David Shayt

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"...not the sort of thing we would collect unless it had some extraordinary, iridescent story."
David Shayt
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"Collecting for September 11 has probably been the most important thing I've done..."
Michelle Delaney





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This collection of steel from the World Trade Center includes a heavily damaged column assembly from...
This collection of material documents one family’s search for a missing relative...
This wallet complete with its contents was found in the debris pile of the World Trade Center....
Jan Demczur, a window washer at the World Trade Center, used this brass Ettore Corp. squeegee handle...