Photo credit: Brenda Berkman
Accession Number: C.2016.198.19
Dimensions: 11 ½ in X 15 ½ in
Dimensions (Metric): 27.94 cm X 38.1 cm
Credit Line: Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum
Working the Tower
Lithograph print created by Brenda Berkman titled Working the Tower. The print depicts a black female union worker gripping a steel beam and signing her name during the completion of the One World Trade Center building construction. Five smaller images compose the bottom of the print depicting the woman using the tools of her trade. The print is signed in the lower right corner.
This print is part of a series titled 36 Views of One World Trade Center created by 9/11 first responder and FDNY member Brenda Berkman as she documented the construction of the new One World Trade Center building from 36 vantage points around the city. For Berkman, printmaking became a path out of the trauma she had experienced on 9/11 and in the months she spent at Ground Zero.