102nd Floor Stairwell Sign

102nd Floor Stairwell Sign

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Description (Brief)
In a high-rise building such as the World Trade Center, stairwells are the lifeline to safety in an emergency. This metal stairwell sign from the World Trade Center is painted white with black lettering that reads “Stairway C Floor 102.” The sign is almost bent in half and is very dirty. This was recovered from the debris at the Staten Island Recovery site at Fresh Kills. It is unknown which tower this sign came from, but Floor 102 was above the impact zone of both towers, and it is remarkable that it was recovered.
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Object Name
United States: New York, Fresh Kills
United States: New York, Manhattan, World Trade Center
overall: 10 in x 12 in x 4 15/16 in; 25.4 cm x 30.50007 cm x 12.5001 cm
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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
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National Museum of American History
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