SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... I felt as if I was on Antarctica, at an Antarctic base of some kind."
David Shayt

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"I have an almost visceral reaction to this."
Helena Wright
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"...we don't really know how people are going to react to these objects."
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...