Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2013.26.3
Dimensions: 4 ¾ in X 4 in X 1/8 in
Dimensions (Metric): 10.16 cm X 10.16 cm X 2.54 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Skip Blumberg, Friends of City Hall Park
Thick plastic Ziploc bag containing fine gray dust, slightly clumpy. Handwritten in black marker on the outside of the bag is text: "WTC debris | City Hall Park | 10/11/01 | Whole piece."
Immediately after the collapse of the Twin Towers, layers of thick gray dust and ash coated streets, vehicles, windows, and the interiors of homes and offices throughout lower Manhattan. The dust was a presence for months. Some people collected dust in an impulse to preserve and document what they experienced.