Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2015.57.3
Dimensions: 18 in X 24 in
Dimensions (Metric): 45.72 cm X 60.96 cm
Credit Line: Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Transfer from the New-York Historical Society
Handmade sign with the word "THANKS" written across the middle of the sign in bold red marker, along with images of a police cap, a fire helmet, and a construction hard hat.
On 9/11, officials closed the West Side Highway to all but emergency vehicles responding to the World Trade Center. It remained the main corridor for moving people and supplies to and from Ground Zero even after the highway reopened to all traffic. Individuals lined the road, supporting rescue and recovery workers with words of encouragement and applause. Stretching along West Street, Point Thank You became centered at the intersection of Christopher and West Streets.