New York Times Blog Tells Story of Museum Artifact

One of the Memorial’s waterfall pools is seen on a sunny, cloudless day in winter. The Museum pavilion, One World Trade Center, and other World Financial Center buildings are in the background.
(Photo: Amy Dreher)

The story of a piece of paper – or more specifically, a Port Authority spreadsheet from the inside of a World Trade Center office on 9/11 – was the focus of a New York Times City Room blog post on Sept. 7.

Written by Stephanie Zessos, the post highlights the piece of paper’s journey. It started inside a Twin Towers office and was blown to a building’s roof in Tribeca, where the blogger’s partner John then kept it in his closet for years. Ultimately, the paper was donated to the 9/11 Memorial Museum, where its original owner and the individual who donated it met each other in person.

Read the full post here.

By Jordan Friedman, 9/11 Memorial Research and Digital Projects Associate

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