Conservator installing new art in Tribute Art case. (Photo: Jin Lee)
The conservation of artifacts is a primary focus for 9/11 Memorial Museum staff. Chief Curator Jan Ramirez describes the methods used as “preventative conservation” to WABC. A story this week took a look at a variety of objects, each with unique conservation challenges.Read more
Evan Kuz at South Tower Observation Deck at 7:00 p.m. on September 10, 2001.
One World Observatory has welcomed thousands of visitors since opening to the public last Friday, but many still remember visiting the original World Trade Center’s observation deck. One artifact in the 9/11 Memorial Museum’s collection tells the story of two people who were among the last visitors to see the view from the Top of the World.Read more
Steve Nevins hard hat worn during the recovery at Ground Zero (Photo: Amy Dreher)
Steve Nevins, who was a New York State police captain at the time, was in the Albany area when he learned that the World Trade Center had been attacked on 9/11. As he prepared to respond to the disaster site, his thoughts turned to the safety of his brother, Gerard Nevins. Gerard was a New York City firefighter with Rescue Company 1.Read more
Thomas Bowen joined the Last Column escort leaving the World Trade Center site on May 30, 2002 and walked with Mayor Rudolph Giuliani along the West Side Highway. (Photo courtesy of Tom Bowen)
Tom Bowen of Huntington, West Virginia says working at Ground Zero affected his life “in a lot of ways – everything from physical issues, to the things that go through your mind, often on a daily basis.”Read more
LEFT: Lorraine Bay’s recovered corkscrew with FBI identification tag (Photo: Michael Hnatov). RIGHT: Lorraine Bay’s recovered United Airlines ID badge (Gift of Erich Bay, in loving memory of his wife Lorraine).
After its 2001 recovery from the Flight 93 crash site near Shanksville, Pa., flight attendant Lorraine Bay's corkscrew was identified by the FBI and returned to her husband in fall 2014.Read more