Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2010.285.35
Dimensions: 8 ⅞ in X 6 ⅜ in X 5/8 in
Dimensions (Metric): 20.32 cm X 15.24 cm X 12.7 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Detective David Brink, NYPD ESU
Steel representation of the World Trade Center Twin Towers cut from a piece of recovered World Trade Center steel.
During their breaks, some ironworkers cut symbols and shapes out of discarded steel to give as mementos and tokens of comfort to other workers and victims’ relatives. This particular piece of symbol steel was given to NYPD ESU Detective David Brink, who worked at the site during the recovery period.