Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2010.296.1
Dimensions: 4 in X 1 in
Dimensions (Metric): 10.16 cm X 2.54 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth (Rooth) Robertson from Australia
Two adult admission tickets to the World Trade Center Observation Deck. The front features an image of the Twin Towers and text: "Adult | World Trade Center Observation Deck." The back of the tickets includes printed text: "Management reserves the right to revoke the license granted by this ticket by refunding purchase price."
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.