Antenna Fragment, Recovered
Accession Number: C.2011.179.10
Dimensions: 119 in X 125 in X 239 in
Dimensions (Metric): 302.26 cm X 317.5 cm X 607.06 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
19.8-foot-long fragment recovered from the original 360-foot-tall radio and television antenna from atop the North Tower.
A transmission tower approximately 360 feet tall and assembled atop the roof of the North Tower began broadcasting television signals in 1980. Changes over time included the installation in 2000 of a high-definition TV master antenna. Transmissions for most stations failed shortly after hijacked Flight 11 pierced the North Tower on 9/11. All transmissions ceased by 10:28 a.m., when the tower collapsed.