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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"...but the honor they were giving to the people, the work they were doing, is represented by these hand tools."
David Shayt
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"...we're much more comfortable collecting artifacts that are clearly historical..."
Peter Liebhold





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This mass of fused coins was recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center...
FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer wore this clothing and bunker gear on September 11. ...
This cloth napkin came from Wild Blue, a steakhouse located in the North Tower of the World Trade Center...
These geographic information system (GIS) maps are part of a computerized project mapping the city’s...