World Trade Center office artifacts
This collection of office artifacts recovered from the World Trade Center debris pile includes a damaged pocket calculator, a fax machine, a surveillance camera, office keys, and a hole punch. Context:
Terrorists often target civilians rather than combatants. The World Trade Center was New York City’s tallest office building and housed predominantly governmental and financial industry offices. When fully occupied, each tower held about 25,000 people. However, the buildings were less occupied at 8:46 am when the first hijacked plane was crashed into the north tower. Many people had not yet arrived at work and it was also the city’s primary election day. Despite the diminished occupancy and the increased safety planning following the 1993 bombing, about 2,200 office workers (or 10 percent of the building occupants) died in the collapse.