Remembering 1993 Victim Robert Kirkpatrick

Remembering 1993 Victim Robert Kirkpatrick

Photograph of Robert Kirkpatrick in his office at the World Trade Center, c. 1993. Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Gift in memory of Robert Kirkpatrick.

To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first attack on the World Trade Center on Feb. 26, 1993, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum will be highlighting the stories of victims, survivors and artifacts related to the bombing and the subsequent investigation. To learn about the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, read more here.

Robert Kirkpatrick lived in Suffern, N.Y., with his wife, Evelyn. Skilled in carpentry, plumbing and locksmithing, he worked for the Port Authority as a senior structural maintenance supervisor. Robert spoke of retiring in November 1993. On Feb. 26 of that year, Robert was in the World Trade Center basement on his lunch break when a bomb exploded in the nearby parking garage. He was 61 years old.

By 9/11 Memorial Staff