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America Rebuilds: A Year at Ground Zero
Ground Zero Profiles
Engineering the Clean-Up
Artifacts
Video Stories
Imagining the Future
Dialogue
About the Program

Imagery for "Artifacts" is provided courtesy of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which retains all rights to their usage. The pictures were selected from the Port Authority's "Recommendations for the Salvage of Objects for Use in a Future World Trade Center Archive."

Artifacts

Twisted Steel

Twisted Steel

For the second chapter — On September 11th — the team sought items to represent the hellish forces unleashed that day. "We saw a lot of pieces like this," said Wagner. "Typically, when steel bends, it buckles and tears. The smooth bend on this piece shows the steel became malleable — a pretty good indication of how hot it was."

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