Glass Fragment, Recovered
Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2008.927.5
Dimensions: 4 ¾ in X 2 ¾ in X 3/4 in
Dimensions (Metric): 10.16 cm X 5.08 cm X 7.62 cm
Credit Line: Recovered from the World Trade Center site after September 11, 2001,
Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Courtesy of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey; via the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum
Large shards of glass from a broken window at the World Trade Center building complex.
With the impact of hijacked Flight 11 into the North Tower and Flight 175 into the South Tower, shattered glass and pieces of metal from the buildings fell to the streets below, killing at least one pedestrian and severely injuring others. Inside, on floors rapidly growing hot and filling with smoke, people broke windows in an effort to breathe fresh air.
Pieces of glass were recovered from the building debris at the Freshkills landfill.