World Trade Center Artifact – Fort Worth Museum of Science and History — Fort Worth, Texas
Bennett Benner Partners is honored to be the architectural designer for the Museum’s permanent exhibit of a full-façade panel from the World Trade Center that once supported the three floors (101-103) located two stories above the center of the impact zone of the North Tower. The exhibit acts as a tribute to 9/11, the people who perished in the attacks, and to the brave men and women who served as first responders on that tragic day.
Comprised of three steel columns, three stories high, bolted together, the artifact weighs approximately 8,000 pounds and measures 36 feet high by 6 feet wide by 3 feet thick. It is one of the few recovered pieces the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been able to trace to its exact location within the tower. Officially known as WTC 1, Column 133, floors 100-103 NIST Steel # N-101, Impact Steel by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, it is now simply referred to as N-101.
Installed within the Museum’s existing Urban Lantern structure, the artifact is specially lit to highlight the incredible forces applied during the tower's destruction. Visitors will be able to view the artifact up-close, allowing them to fully experience the magnitude and significance of the attack.