Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2019.139.3
Dimensions: 12 ½ in X 10 ¼ in
Dimensions (Metric): 30.48 cm X 25.4 cm
Credit Line: Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Transfer from the New-York Historical Society
Handmade sign made out of cardboard with "THANK YOU!" handwritten on the sign along with a doodle of a smiley face. The sign is wrapped in clear packing tape, which is peeling and dirty.
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.