SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...it will be years before all of the artifacts that are important to this collection will be in the museum."
Peter Liebhold

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"Mountains--mountain ranges of steel, of aluminum dominated the skyline..."
David Shayt
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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt





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This door panel was removed from a New York Police Department patrol car crushed by the falling debris...
This collection of business cards, ID badges, business ephemera, and motivational clothing documents...
This tool belt with tools, hard hat, face shield, respirator, cutting torch, leathers, boots, gloves,...
This crushed file cabinet was recovered from the debris pile at the World Trade Center....