A memorial was constructed in New York City as a tribute to the beloved victims and the countless others who risked their lives on 9/11. In 2003, a competition was held to select a design for the memorial. Submissions totaled 5,201 and represented 63 nations. The winning design belonged to Michael Arad and Peter Walker. Their goal for the memorial was to portray the absence and loss brought around by the falling of the twin...Read More
Epic scenes like above are hard to find these days.
And these moments are only possible because of this seemingly-unrelated item:
The stock ticker has been an essential part of daily transactions at the Wall Street stock exchange for almost 90 years; since its inception in 1868, by the Western Union Telegraph Co, it has handled the most important financial transactions. At the point of its retirement, the ticker handled about 50,000,000,000 dollars annually, and used enough...Read More
I am studying an item in our collection called the “Draft Wheel.” The “Draft Wheel” is an item that helped initiate the worst urban riots in United States History. Some believe that the riots escalated to such a dangerous level because of Republican Mayor Opdyke’s reaction to the resulting riots in New York City.
Mayor Opdyke’s first mistake was that he initially responded on a model similar to other violent outbursts in New York’s past,...Read More
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