Accession Number: C.2011.179.133
Dimensions: 108 in X 82 in X 21 ½ in
Dimensions (Metric): 274.32 cm X 208.28 cm X 53.34 cm
Credit Line: Recovered from the World Trade Center site after September 11, 2001
Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Courtesy of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Recovered concrete wall fragment with "YELLOW PARKING | B2" painted on the wall in bold text. The wall fragment is covered in soot stains.
On February 26, 1993, terrorists drove a van loaded with explosives into the public parking garage beneath the World Trade Center. They escaped in a car before their homemade urea nitrate bomb exploded minutes later, at 12:18 p.m. Six adults were killed, including a pregnant woman. The terrorists’ mission to destroy the towers failed.
The garage was repaired but never reopened for public parking. The soot stains seen on this fragment of a basement-level wall are the result of the fires that burned following the 9/11 attacks.