Accession Number: C.2010.296.2
Dimensions: 9 in X 3.875 in
Dimensions (Metric): 22.86 cm X 9.8425 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Ruth (Rooth) Robertson from Australia
Brochure for the World Trade Center Observation Deck featuring an image of the Twin Towers on the front with printed text: "The closest some of us will ever get to heaven. | The World Trade Center | New York." The brochure folds out, with one side detailing area amenities and the reverse providing an aerial view of what was visible in each direction from the South Tower Observation Deck.
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.