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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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"...his I.D. got him very close to the building right after the crash..."
Michelle Delaney
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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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