Steel Fragment, Recovered
Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2020.39.21
Dimensions: 3.75 in X 20.25 in X 5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 9.525 cm X 51.435 cm X 12.7 cm
Credit Line: Anonymous gift
Recovered steel fragment, rusted and distorted in shape.
Smaller pieces of steel and debris from the World Trade Center were retained by workers at the scrapyards, where the architectural rubble from Ground Zero was flagged for recycling instead of forensic analysis.