Accession Number: C.2009.181.10
Dimensions: 8 ⅜ in X 6 ½ in X 2 ½ in
Dimensions (Metric): 20.32 cm X 15.24 cm X 5.08 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Nancy D. Seliga, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Steel sign bent and damaged, with its white and black paint significantly faded, chipped, and removed. The text of the sign is still visible: "Stairway C Floor 78."
The 78th floor stairway sign was recovered at the Fresh Kills Landfill on Staten Island, where World Trade Center debris was searched for human remains and criminal evidence. In 2002, Port Authority Police Department officers gave the sign to Nancy Seliga, a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey employee.