Accession Number: C.2018.108.2
Dimensions: 1 in X 2 in X 0.25 in
Dimensions (Metric): 2.54 cm X 5.08 cm X 0.635 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Richard Weksberg
Cream-colored matchbox from Tony May's Gemelli Restaurant & Bar. "Tony May's | GEMELLI" is printed in red, with the double LL rendered as the Twin Towers. "Restaurant & Bar" is printed in black text below. On the back of the matchbox is red printed text: "Four World Trade Center | Plaza Level | New York - New York 10048 | Tel: 212-488-2100."
Owned by restaurateur Tony May, Gemelli Restaurant & Bar opened in 1997 and was destroyed on 9/11. Gemelli (Italian for “Twins”) was described as an “unfussy, relaxed place” with its “kitchen and pizza oven in full view.” Gemelli served the traditional lunch fare of pizza, pasta, and salad alongside some gourmet culinary creations. Gemelli contained a long bar and terrace with views of the plaza. In the winter months, when the plaza entrance was closed, elevators brought diners from the concourse level to the main dining room.