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

Burned Car

Burned Car

Thousands of cars were removed from Ground Zero — some burned beyond recognition, others only lightly damaged. Most cars were taken by barge to Staten Island's Fresh Kills dump where their parts were either salvaged for recycling, or buried. "The rubber had melted away from thousands of tires," said Wagner. "You just saw the steel belts wrapped around the rims."

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