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World Trade Center facade

The New York State Museum is home to the largest and most comprehensive collection of artifacts pertaining to the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. The collection encompasses materials from the World Trade Center, including building materials and objects of daily office life; a significant number of artifacts pertaining to the heroic efforts of first responders; fragments of the aircraft; and material documenting the tremendous global response to the attacks.

World Trade Center Ongoing Exhibition

The World Trade Center: Rescue, Recovery, Response

This ongoing exhibition includes many objects, images, videos, and interactive stations documenting this tragic chapter in New York and America's history.