Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2008.926.6
Dimensions: 1 ⅜ in X 8 11/16 in
Dimensions (Metric): 2.54 cm X 20.32 cm
Credit Line: Gift of David Emil
Soup bowl used at the Windows on the World restaurant. The bowl has a narrow blue trim and a wide yellow border with white dots representing stars.
When conducting restaurant-related business in the social setting of his home, David Emil, owner of Windows on the World, often borrowed furnishings, china, glass, and cutlery from the restaurant. Designed by Milton Glaser, the dining ware used in the restaurant included motifs of a rising sun and an evening sky. Because Emil had some of the dining ware in his home, these pieces were spared destruction when the Twin Towers collapsed on 9/11.