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9-11 Artifacts on Display at the Nixon Library

The Nixon Library currently has 20 tons of destroyed World Trade Center steel and a damaged first-responder FDNY aerial ladder truck on display through Sunday, September 11, 2011. This exhibit commemorates the 10th anniversary of the terrorist bombings via airplanes of the World Trade Center in NYC, the Pentagon, and United Airlines Flight 93,  which crashed into a field near Shanksville, PA before reaching its target destination of the White House.

This exhibit is free and open to the public 24 hours per day. Check the web link for a list of talks and complete information. The artifacts return to NYC on September 12th. Below are some quick snapshots I took while visiting on September 8th.

A damaged first-responder FDNY aerial ladder truck 152


Explanatory sign in front of the fire truck


Stickers from Fire Companies around the country on the door of truck 152


Mangled wheel well of truck 152

Firefighters that were killed in the 9/11 attacks

Informational sign on the fire truck


Truck 152 has a Facebook page

The torn, burned, and tattered flag


Full view of the fire truck


Memorial sign

Hunk of steel from the World Trade Center, with messages written on it


Large piece of steel from the World Trade Center with messages written on it

Mangled steel from the World Trade Center


"We won't forget"


Information sign about the steel from the World Trade Center


The entrance to the Richard Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, California, USA




About Gina Genis

Hi Friends, I'm a photographer and artist who lives in Washington DC. I have two blogs. The Gina Genis Blog is about art and photography. My new blog, DC Discoveries is dedicated to showing you everything from fashion to art, food to entertainment in all sections of the District. I hope you will take the journey with me. I exhibit my work in museums and galleries across the U.S. I'm included in the permanent collections of the Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry, the Otto G. Richter Library Special Collections Division of the University of Miami, Hard Rock Casino, Orange County Transit District, IBM, and the Sarah and Adam Markman Collection among others. My series "Window Peeping" was included in OsCene 2010 at the Laguna Art Museum, Truman State University, Fellows of Contemporary Art, Biola University, and solo shows at Gallery 825 and Cypress College. The "June Gloom" series was exhibited in a solo show at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. The "Kala" series has been exhibited at MPLS Photo Center, Cypress College, and Gallery 825. "Economy Portraits" was created as an Artist In Residence project at the Huntington Beach Art Center, and was awarded "Best Art Show of 2011" by the OC Weekly. I curated Wide Angle View, an exhibit of 16 international, award-winning photo and multi-media journalists at the Orange County Center for Contemporary Art to much critical acclaim. Recent reviews of my work have appeared in the Huffington Post, Art Scene, OC Weekly, Orange County Register, New University, Riviera Magazine, Coast Magazine, Huntington Beach Independent, and appeared on CNN, NBC, ABC, and more. I lead the Gina Genis Photo Workshops where I show beginning and intermediate photographers how to jump to the next level with their work. I also teach online photography courses through The Compelling Image.

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