1993 World Trade Center Bombing Artifacts

Explore an image gallery of some of the artifacts related to the February 26, 1993 World Trade Center bombing on display in the 9/11 Memorial Museum.

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The notebook reads: “Crime Security very good. Tower space may be replaced returned to us. Maybe Fri[day]. 1906 [7:06 p.m.] Mercado wife to crater most heart wrenching thing I’ve ever done. God bless.”originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 430width 600orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS6 Fragment of the 1993 bombing memorial The 1993 memorial was destroyed on 9/11. A fragment, bearing part of the name of bombing victim John DiGiovanni, was the only piece recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center. For many personally affected by the events of February 26, the relic has become the focus of annual commemorations. flash 16cameramake Canonheight 3154orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS6 originaldate 1/24/2015 2:31:46 AMwidth 4342cameramodel Canon EOS 5D Mark IIWTC Move Back Team jacketThe World Trade Center was the corporate home of the Port Authority, which built, owned and operated the complex. The agency’s World Trade Department was responsible for operating the buildings. Jackets were issued to operations staff aiding in the restoration and reopening efforts. John Picone, property manager, wore this jacket as part of the Move Back Team.flash 16cameramake Canonheight 3414orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS6 originaldate 1/24/2015 2:42:26 AMwidth 3805cameramodel Canon EOS 5D Mark IIWall fragment from the World Trade Center parking garage, B-2 levelPortions of the garage survived both the 1993 bombing and the attacks on September 11, 2001. The soot stains seen on this fragment of the B-2 wall are the result of the fires that burned following 9/11. Recovered from the World Trade Center site after September 11, 2001. flash 16cameramake Canonheight 3840orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS6 originaldate 1/24/2015 2:47:28 AMwidth 4517cameramodel Canon EOS 5D Mark IIFragment of rental van Investigators recovered several fragments of the rented Ford Econoline van that carried the bomb. Two pieces bore the van’s Vehicle Identification Number (VIN), a code unique to every car and truck sold in the United States. The FBI traced the VIN to the Jersey City, New Jersey, facility where the terrorists had rented the van.flash 16cameramake Canonheight 2952orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS6 originaldate 1/24/2015 2:48:09 AMwidth 4428cameramodel Canon EOS 5D Mark IIEvacuation flashlightMichael Hurley, Port Authority Observation Deck Supervisor, on the 107th floor of the South Tower, uses a flashlight to lead trapped tourists, including about 30 field trip students, out of dark, smoke-filled stairwells. And later escorts them down to street level while he stays to search for others. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 433width 600orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS6 Identification card for Lorraine Mary Greene LeeAfter the bombing, the Port Authority mandated security screening for those who worked in the World Trade Center and their guests. flash 16cameramake Canonheight 3023orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS6 originaldate 1/24/2015 3:00:25 AMwidth 4496cameramodel Canon EOS 5D Mark IIWalter Travers’s 

Smoke-stained shirtWalter Philip Travers was one of approximately 700 employees of bond trading firm Cantor Fitzgerald at work on the top floors of the North Tower on February 26. Travers’s white shirt absorbed smoke on his five-hour descent to safety. His wife, Rosemary, found the smoke-stained shirt in her husband’s closet after he was killed on 9/11. flash 16cameramake Canonheight 3540orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS6 originaldate 1/24/2015 2:36:53 AMwidth 4231cameramodel Canon EOS 5D Mark IILaptop computer belonging to Ramzi Yousef and booking photograph of Ramzi YousefToshiba laptop was seized from an apartment in Manila being used by Ramzi Yousef, who orchestrated the 1993 World Trade Center bombing attack. Ramzi Yousef’s uncle, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, was the self-described mastermind of 9/11. originaldate 1/1/0001 6:00:00 AMheight 430width 600orientation 1camerasoftware Adobe Photoshop CS6