Melted File Cabinet


Description: This crushed file cabinet was recovered from the debris pile at the World Trade Center.

Context: The World Trade Center complex was home to a wide variety of businesses, including a number of retail stores on the plaza and underground levels. This file cabinet came from a Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream shop that was a popular fixture on the plaza. Terrorist attacks such as those of September 11 often target civilians rather than combatants.

Recovered: United States: New York, Manhattan, World Trade Center

Associated Subject: September 11 Terrorist AttacksRelated Event: Attack on the World Trade CenterSeptember 11th Attacks


See more items in: Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, 9/11, September 11


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Port Authority Police Department

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2002.0056.01Accession Number: 2002.0056

Object Name: File Cabinet

Measurements: overall: 50 cm x 58 cm x 36 cm; 19 11/16 in x 22 13/16 in x 14 3/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1001115

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