Accession Number: C.2017.156.2
Dimensions: 28 in X 22 in
Dimensions (Metric): 71.12 cm X 55.88 cm
Credit Line: Gift of H.A. Bellamy
World Trade Center 1993 commemorative poster, featuring a graphic drawing of the Twin Towers and the Vista Hotel, southwest view. Printed text on the poster reads: "The World Trade Center | February 26, 1993 12:18 PM | To give thanks to the volunteers and heros [sic] of that day. To honor those who lost their lives. To show appreciation for the courage of the survivors. To express gratitude to the members of all the emergency services who answered the call of duty. Without them the magnitude of the World Trade Center bombing would have been far greater."
At 12:18 p.m. on Friday, February 26, 1993, terrorists detonated a rented van packed with approximately 1,200 pounds of explosives in the World Trade Center’s underground parking garage. The bomb killed six people. A Windows on the World purchasing agent perished, as did a salesman visiting the towers and four members of the Port Authority staff, one of whom was seven months pregnant.
More than a thousand emergency personnel arrived to aid in the evacuation and treat the injured. Meanwhile, most of the 40,000 people who were in the Twin Towers walked down smoke-filled stairways in the dark. The last survivors escaped from the building more than 11 hours after the bomb blast.