Windbreaker . Negative #: 2006-12377
Location: World Trade Center
Object #: 2003.0258
Source: Gift of the Twin Tower Fund
Mayor Giuliani's Windbreaker
This windbreaker was worn by New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani during the events and aftermath of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Context:
On the morning of September 11, lame duck Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was watching the progress of the New York City primary election. The events of the day served to rocket him to the pinnacle of visibility. Arriving at the World Trade Center just after the second plane hit, Giuliani remained at the center of the crisis for the next sixteen hours. He held press briefings, visited hospitals, comforted families, and returned repeatedly to the attack scene. In the following weeks, he inspired the city and the nation with messages of compassion, resolve, and resilience.