Steel Fragment, Recovered
Accession Number: C.2009.310.4
Dimensions: 422 in X 126 in X 107 in
Dimensions (Metric): 1071.88 cm X 320.04 cm X 271.78 cm
Credit Line: Recovered from the World Trade Center site after September 11, 2001, Courtesy of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Damaged steel remnant from the facade of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Known as M-2, the steel is completely mangled from the damage sustained from the impact of Flight 11 on September 11, 2001.
On 9/11, hijacked Flight 11 tore into the north facade of the North Tower at 8:46 a.m., creating a gash from the 93rd through the 99th floors and causing complete and partial collapses at the points of impact and on surrounding floors. Some column sections were forced inward, and others broke free of the building.