Melted File Cabinet

Melted File Cabinet

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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.
Object Name
File Cabinet
United States: New York, Manhattan, World Trade Center
overall: 50 cm x 58 cm x 36 cm; 19 11/16 in x 22 13/16 in x 14 3/16 in
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Credit Line
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Port Authority Police Department
September 11 Terrorist Attacks
Attack on the World Trade Center
September 11th Attacks
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, 9/11
September 11
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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