Accession Number: C.2011.1020.8
Dimensions: 5.875 in X 0.5 in X 0.375 in
Dimensions (Metric): 14.9225 cm X 1.27 cm X 0.9525 cm
Credit Line: Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum
Souvenir World Trade Center Observation Deck floaty pen. The floating feature of the pen depicts the Twin Towers, and when the pen is tipped, King Kong climbs the towers. "World's Highest Observation Deck | World Trade Center | New York City" is printed on the reverse side of the pen.
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.