Accession Number: C.2009.188.19
Dimensions: 4 ¼ in X 8 in X 11 ¼ in
Dimensions (Metric): 10.16 cm X 20.32 cm X 27.94 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Thomas Cancelliere
Black baseball cap with a patch on the front depicting the World Trade Center Twin Towers logo and embroidered text: "Port Authority | NY | NJ | World Trade Center."
Soon after it was built, the World Trade Center, and specifically the Twin Towers, took on iconic status. Although initially criticized for their architecture of "gigantism," the two soaring towers soon became a landmark, looming large in the public imagination as an icon of New York City’s audacity and vitality. They were seen as a symbol of America itself—a place of possibilities and dreams that defied limitation.
The Twin Towers, one of New York City’s most photographed landmarks, were used in marketing, featured on postcards and souvenirs, and appeared in movies and television.