Steel Fragment, Recovered
Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2011.179.134
Dimensions: 48 in X 29 in X 2 in
Dimensions (Metric): 121.92 cm X 73.66 cm X 5.08 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 steel beam fragment with steel studs welded to the top and concrete still attached. A skyline has been cut out of the beam leaving negative space.
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.