Philippe Petit's high-wire walk between the Twin Towers. AP Photo/Alan Welner.
During the early morning hours of Aug. 7, 1974, 24-year-old French high-wire artist Philippe Petit took his position at 1,350 feet above ground on the edge of the South Tower. High above the streets of New York, Petit began the 131-foot walk between the Twin Towers with no net.Read more
Left: Portrait photograph of Gerard A. Barbara in his FDNY Class A dress uniform. Top right: Gerard A. Barbara wearing a Yankees jersey and baseball cap. Bottom right: Buttons from baseball games honoring FDNY Assistant Chief Gerard A. Barbara. Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift of Joanne Barbara, Caren Barbara-Villarreal, and Paul Barbara.
After 9/11, memorial games and charity events were hosted by baseball teams in the tri-state area. One such annual event held by the Staten Island Yankees honors Assistant FDNY Chief Jerry Barbara and his love of the game.Read more
Jennifer Louise Fialko in a field of lavender. Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Jennifer’s softball glove is currently on view in the museum’s In Memoriam gallery. The glove, along with other objects newly on view in the space, were chosen to coincide with the opening of the Museum’s new special exhibition, "Comeback Season: Sports After 9/11."Read more
Francis Joseph Trombino with his wife, Jean, and their children, James, Bovita and Lisa. Courtesy of Voices of September 11th, The 9/11 Living Memorial Project.
An envelope, which had been slated to arrive in New York on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, tells the story of that day, beginning with its submittal to the care of 9/11 victim, Francis Joseph Trombino, a security guard and messenger for Brink’s Incorporated.Read more