Photo credit: 9/11 Museum staff
Accession Number: C.2019.41.2
Dimensions: 2 in X 3 ½ in
Dimensions (Metric): 5.08 cm X 7.62 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Anthoula Katsimatides in memory of John A. Katsimatides
Ticket for the WTC Broadway and Fulton Street Ground Zero viewing platform dated Friday, January 11 viewing time 4:00-4:30 pm. The ticket is printed on blue paper with small scorch marks near the center.
Thousands gravitated to Ground Zero to pay their respects to victims of the disaster and witness the devastation firsthand. New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and New York State Governor George Pataki personally escorted visiting dignitaries to the World Trade Center site. Although photography was prohibited, many visitors brought cameras to document their pilgrimage and the enormous task of recovery. To allow visitors a safe and dignified place for reflection, New York City officials worked with architects David Rockwell, Kevin Kennon, Elizabeth Diller, and Ricardo Scofidio to create a temporary ramp and platform at Fulton Street.
The public viewing platform opened on December 30, 2001, and was accessible with free, timed tickets.