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HUM 111
Assignment 3
Cultural Event
A Visit to New York State Museum

We have lived in Albany New York for eight years and one of the places that we visit regularly is the New York State Museum in Albany. The museum hosts numerous exhibits: Native people of New York, Black Capital: Harlem in the 20s, Birds of New York, Ancient Life of New York: A Billion Years of Earth History, and The World Trade Center: Rescue Recovery Response. And the last exhibit is the one I will discuss in this assignment. I choose this exhibit because I am a witness of the tragedy that took place in September 11th 2001 and to see this tragedy’s stories, materials, events in a museum, brought back all the memories of that day. World Trade Center exhibit consists of three parts, Rescue, Recovery, and Response. They all detail the events that took place at the World Trade Center. In the next paragraphs I will describe each part and explain the feelings and emotions that overwhelmed me while exploring this piece of history. In the New York Times, Michael Powell described the moments followed the attack saying “That first tower toppled at 9:59 a.m., a billion pounds of steel and concrete and bodies raining down. Smoke billowed like thunderheads, and New York’s mayor seemed to disappear into death’s maw.” (Powell, 2007). Rescue:

When I entered this part I saw timeline to traced the first 24 hours of September 11, 2001. It presents unforgettable images from that day. Extremely damaged Engine 6 pumper, the engine tells the story of those brave firefighter who responded to the call of duty. Several battered flags are displayed in all size, architectural remains, and a large steel column from floors 7–9 of the South Tower. I stood in front of this large steel that once stood since year 1973 as a sign of human creation and dignity and now it is a piece of melted metal “The iconic twin towers of downtown Manhattan's World Trade Center were a triumph of human...
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