Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2013.20.1
Dimensions: 8 in X 5 in X 3 in
Dimensions (Metric): 20.32 cm X 12.7 cm X 7.62 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Bronx Supreme Court, in memory of Capt. Harry Thompson, Sgt. Mitchel Wallace and Sgt. Thomas Jurgens
Light-red plush teddy bear with yellow pads on its feet and inside its ears. The belly of the bear has an embroidered image of the Twin Towers, with text: "Top of the World | World Trade Center | New York City." There is a hole in the back of one arm and small tear in one leg.
This bear was a souvenir sold at the Top of the World Trade Center South Tower Observation Deck. It was recovered at Ground Zero by Joe (Jose) Rodriguez, a court officer in Bronx Supreme Court, Criminal Division, who assisted with the recovery efforts immediately after 9/11.