Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2021.21.1
Dimensions: 3.25 in X 2.5 in
Dimensions (Metric): 8.255 cm X 6.35 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Jin S. Lee
MTA receipt dated September 11, 2001 for a single ride Metrocard fare. The receipt is timestamped 9:10 am with the location listed as 42nd Street Times Square.
On the morning of September 11, 2001, Jin-Sup Lee was covering Fashion Week at Bryant Park for the Staten Island Advance. He had with him his photography equipment as well as a step ladder to help him shoot within the crowded media areas. Upon hearing from another photojournalist that the North Tower had been hit by a plane, Lee decided to take the subway downtown to take photos for this breaking news story. After packing up his equipment, he made his way to the Times Square-42 Street station and purchased a ticket, paying $3 in cash. The receipt of that transaction was time-stamped 9:10 a.m., approximately 7 minutes after hijacked Flight 175 had crashed into the South Tower, confirming that these were not accidents but a coordinated terrorist attack.