Steel Fragment, Recovered
Accession Number: C.2009.310.2
Dimensions: 251 in X 93 in X 96 in
Dimensions (Metric): 637.54 cm X 236.22 cm X 243.84 cm
Credit Line: Recovered from the World Trade Center site after September 11, 2001, Courtesy of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Damaged steel remnant from the facade of the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The steel is completely mangled from the damage sustained from the impact of Flight 11 on September 11, 2001.
On 9/11, hijacked Flight 11 tore into the north facade of the North Tower, creating a gash from the 93rd through the 99th floors and tearing apart steel columns weighing many tons. The underbelly of the aircraft mangled the top of this facade segment with force sufficient to twist and shred the steel.