Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2010.277.1
Dimensions: 8 ½ in X 60 ½ in X 3 in
Dimensions (Metric): 20.32 cm X 152.4 cm X 7.62 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Ronald Richards, Police Officer, NYPD; Emergency Servie Unit, Truck No. 5 (Retired)
World Trade Center sign recovered from the PATH train station beneath the World Trade Center site. The sign is rusted, bent, and covered in abrasions and dust.
Approximately 42,000 commuters arrived at the World Trade Center PATH train station on a typical weekday morning. On 9/11, the station was safely evacuated. After the attacks, engineers entered the partially flooded PATH train tunnels six stories belowground to assess structural stability beneath the World Trade Center site. By late February 2002, once substantial progress had been made clearing the site, workers removed PATH commuter train cars.