Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2019.139.94
Dimensions: 3 in diameter
Dimensions (Metric): 7.62 cm diameter
Credit Line: Transferred from the New-York Historical Society
Recovered souvenir baseball from Top of the World World Trade Center Observation Deck. The ball is damaged, torn, and dirty.
At 1,377 feet, the South Tower Observation Deck’s outdoor viewing platform was the highest in the world. On a clear day, one could see for 45 miles in each direction from the Observation Deck. On average, the Observation Deck attracted 1.8 million visitors per year. From the opening day of the Observation Deck in December 1975, through close of business the night of September 10, 2001, approximately 46,350,000 visitors experienced the views from the top of the South Tower.