Smoke-stained shirt worn by Walter Travers on February 26, 1993. Gift of the Travers Family. Photo by Matt Flynn.
Walter Travers was among the 40,000 people who evacuated the World Trade Center after the buildings were bombed on Feb. 26, 1993. His smoke-stained shirt on view on the 9/11 Memorial Museum helps tell the story of this evacuation.Read more
From left to right: NYPD P.O. Thomas DeFresco, P.O. Joseph Zogbi, Sgt. Timothy Farrell, Det. Gregory Semendinger, Richard Troche and P.O. Robert Schierenback
On Feb. 26, 1993, a group of terrorists detonated a bomb inside a van in the parking garage below the World Trade Center. NYPD Sgt. Timothy Farrell, who worked in the Emergency Service Unit (ESU), was among the first responders to aid in the rescue effort.Read more
Lady Liberty outside of the Battalion 9 firehouse in September, 2001. Photographer unknown.
Lady Liberty was the 9/11 Memorial Museum's first large artifact. “It may have started out as a gesture to one firehouse, but it performed as a collective alter of grief and respect,” Chief Curator Jan Ramirez said. “It is the co-mingling of shock, pride and compassion all tied up in tributes to the most famous of New York City icons. There isn’t anything more symbolic of New York City than the Statue of Liberty.”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