Photo credit: Jon Crispin
Accession Number: IL.2012.18.12
Dimensions: 96 in X 48 in X 3/4 in
Dimensions (Metric): 243.84 cm X 121.92 cm X 7.62 cm
Credit Line: Presented with permission of the City of New York and the New York City Office of Emergency Management, custodian of the property on behalf of unknown persons and donors
Wall panel covered in missing posters from the Pier 94 Family Assistance Center.
By the afternoon of September 11, the New York City Mayor’s Community Assistance Unit had set up a temporary center at a hospital in Manhattan to assist people concerned about loved ones believed to have been at the World Trade Center. The center moved to progressively larger spaces until September 17, when a passenger ship terminal at Pier 94 on the Hudson River was transformed into a family assistance center. Staffed by hundreds of workers from more than 50 agencies, the center provided legal, financial, and mental health services to victims’ relatives. Missing posters and messages to loved ones lined its walls.