Main Exhibition Space
A British Union flag recovered from Ground Zero in the wreckage of the World Trade Center, New York. The flag is two metres in width and is displayed in the Museum’s In the Spotlight exhibit. The flag was officially presented to Great Britain, on the first anniversary of 9/11, by the people of the United States and it was laid on the altar of St Paul’s Cathedral in a memorial service for victims of the attacks.
A huge section of steel, 7 metres in height and weighing more than a tonne, recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center, is also on display. This is amongst the first pieces of steel from Ground Zero to go on display in the UK. The column, thought to be from the North Tower, formed part of a window section from an external wall. The steel, distorted and twisted, is evidence of the massive force and impact of the collapse of the towers.