9/11 museum marks 25th anniversary of 1993 WTC bombing

9/11 museum marks 25th anniversary of 1993 WTC bombing. (PHOTO: NEW YORK POST/Jin Lee)
9/11 museum marks 25th anniversary of 1993 WTC bombing. (PHOTO: NEW YORK POST/Jin Lee)

NEW YORK (AP) — The National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Friday announced the opening of a special installation to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the 1993 truck bombing of the World Trade Center.

The museum said the installation is part of a monthlong series of events marking the deadly attack that killed six people and injured more than 1,000 others.

“The ramifications of the 1993 attack on the World Trade Center continue to reverberate today,” museum president Alice M. Greenwald said. “We invite the public to join us during the month of February as we mark this historic milestone in remembrance of those killed, to honor the courage of those who responded, and in recognition of those who survived.”

The “Remembering the 1993 Bombing at the World Trade Center” installation tells the story of the bombing plot, its effects on the 16-acre (6-hectare) site and efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The installation, on view from Feb. 1 through March 5, features a model of the World Trade Center parking garage created by the FBI to demonstrate the immense scale of the bomb crater.

Also featured is a farewell letter written by Carl Selinger, a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey employee who was stuck in a North Tower elevator and feared he wouldn’t survive.

Selinger was rescued hours later by New York Police Department Sgt. Timothy Farrell, who is now retired. The two will be reunited for the first time in a Feb. 12 public program featuring the 1993 bombing survivors.

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An elevator motor from the north tower, the largest model in the world when installed, powered one of the express or service cars. For many World Trade Center workers, the decision to take the elevator meant the difference between life and death, as they became trapped when the power failed. (PHOTO NEW YORK POST/JIN LEE)
An elevator motor from the north tower, the largest model in the world when installed, powered one of the express or service cars. For many World Trade Center workers, the decision to take the elevator meant the difference between life and death, as they became trapped when the power failed. (PHOTO NEW YORK POST/JIN LEE)

It looks like an abstract sculpture, a disquieting artistic piece reminding museum visitors of the carnage. But this “impact steel” was part of the facade of the north tower, and was located at the point of impact where hijacked Flight 11 pierced the building between floors 93 and 99. The jet was carrying 10,000 gallons of fuel and was traveling at about 465 mph when it hit the tower. (PHOTO NEW YORK POST/JIN LEE)
It looks like an abstract sculpture, a disquieting artistic piece reminding museum visitors of the carnage. But this “impact steel” was part of the facade of the north tower, and was located at the point of impact where hijacked Flight 11 pierced the building between floors 93 and 99. The jet was carrying 10,000 gallons of fuel and was traveling at about 465 mph when it hit the tower. (PHOTO NEW YORK POST/JIN LEE) 

The remains of Ladder Co. 3’s firetruck. (PHOTO NEW YORK POST/JIN LEE)
The remains of Ladder Co. 3’s firetruck. (PHOTO NEW YORK POST/JIN LEE)

A piece of one of the hijacked airplanes brings to life the horror of the attacks. In all, 76 passengers and 11 crew members aboard American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767, perished when the jet crashed into the north tower at 8:46 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. And 51 passengers and nine crew members died when United Airlines Flight 175, also a 767, slammed into the south tower at 9:03 a.m. Both flights had departed that morning from Logan International Airport in Boston and were on their way to Los Angeles when they were hijacked by al Qaeda terrorists. (JIN LEE/NEW YORK POST)
A piece of one of the hijacked airplanes brings to life the horror of the attacks. In all, 76 passengers and 11 crew members aboard American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767, perished when the jet crashed into the north tower at 8:46 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2001. And 51 passengers and nine crew members died when United Airlines Flight 175, also a 767, slammed into the south tower at 9:03 a.m. Both flights had departed that morning from Logan International Airport in Boston and were on their way to Los Angeles when they were hijacked by al Qaeda terrorists. (JIN LEE/NEW YORK POST)

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The symbolic “Last Column,” a steel beam from one of the World Trade Center towers, stands near the slurry wall that held back the Hudson River from the site. The slurry walls formed “the bathtub,” a skewed rectangle with sides about 980 by 520 feet and as deep as seven stories. The wall withstood the forces of tons of collapsing debris and held in place, preventing the waters of the Hudson from flooding lower Manhattan and the PATH train tunnels after the attacks. (JIN LEE/NY POST)
The symbolic “Last Column,” a steel beam from one of the World Trade Center towers, stands near the slurry wall that held back the Hudson River from the site. The slurry walls formed “the bathtub,” a skewed rectangle with sides about 980 by 520 feet and as deep as seven stories. The wall withstood the forces of tons of collapsing debris and held in place, preventing the waters of the Hudson from flooding lower Manhattan and the PATH train tunnels after the attacks. (JIN LEE/NY POST)

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This American flag, like several others found in the rubble, gives testament to New Yorkers’ patriotic spirit. (AFP/Getty Images)
This American flag, like several others found in the rubble, gives testament to New Yorkers’ patriotic spirit. (AFP/Getty Images)

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This 20-foot section of twisted metal was once part of the 360-foot transmission tower that stood atop the north tower. The tower supported 10 main television antennas, numerous auxiliary antennas and a master FM antenna. Transmission began in June 1980. Ten TV stations, including all major networks, broadcast from the mast. (NY POST/JIN LEE)
This 20-foot section of twisted metal was once part of the 360-foot transmission tower that stood atop the north tower. The tower supported 10 main television antennas, numerous auxiliary antennas and a master FM antenna. Transmission began in June 1980. Ten TV stations, including all major networks, broadcast from the mast. (NY POST/JIN LEE)

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Firefighter Christian Waugh was among the rescue workers who recovered the body of Fire Department Chaplain Father Mychal Judge. The helmet Waugh wore that day is on display at the museum. (AFP/Getty Images)
Firefighter Christian Waugh was among the rescue workers who recovered the body of Fire Department Chaplain Father Mychal Judge. The helmet Waugh wore that day is on display at the museum. (AFP/Getty Images)

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On display is a standard-issue FDNY shirt that had been worn by Lt. Mickey Kross, one of 16 people who survived the north-tower collapse in a small air pocket under Stairwell B. (Getty Images)
On display is a standard-issue FDNY shirt that had been worn by Lt. Mickey Kross, one of 16 people who survived the north-tower collapse in a small air pocket under Stairwell B. (Getty Images)

Prayer cards, patches and mementos of would-be rescuers who gave their lives at Ground Zero fill a glass display case at the museum. (Getty Images)
Prayer cards, patches and mementos of would-be rescuers who gave their lives at Ground Zero fill a glass display case at the museum. (Getty Images)

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A display of missing-persons fliers recalls the anguished days and weeks after all the 9/11 attacks. The signs became part of the urban landscape near Ground Zero and were a heartbreaking reminder of the thousands of metropolitan-area residents who perished. (Getty Images)
A display of missing-persons fliers recalls the anguished days and weeks after all the 9/11 attacks. The signs became part of the urban landscape near Ground Zero and were a heartbreaking reminder of the thousands of metropolitan-area residents who perished. (Getty Images)

Injured survivors struggled for years after the attack. One, a burn victim, donated a recovery mask. (Getty Images)
Injured survivors struggled for years after the attack. One, a burn victim, donated a recovery mask. (Getty Images)

A simple pair of eyeglasses and its case are reminders of how lives were changed that day. (Getty Images)
A simple pair of eyeglasses and its case are reminders of how lives were changed that day. (Getty Images)

These were simple objects on someone's desk before a jet crashed into the tower: a phone, a Rolodex and a pair of scissors. (Getty Images)
These were simple objects on someone’s desk before a jet crashed into the tower: a phone, a Rolodex and a pair of scissors. (Getty Images)

Victim Glenn J. Winuk's ID was found amid the rubble in the days after 9/11. Winuk, 40, a volunteer firefighter in Jericho, LI, was a partner at the law firm Holland & Knight on the corner of Broadway and Dey Street. His partial remains were found near the south tower. (Getty Images)
Victim Glenn J. Winuk’s ID was found amid the rubble in the days after 9/11. Winuk, 40, a volunteer firefighter in Jericho, LI, was a partner at the law firm Holland & Knight on the corner of Broadway and Dey Street. His partial remains were found near the south tower. (Getty Images)

Curators preserved the interior of Chelsea Jeans, including the ash-covered merchandise that owner David Cohen left undisturbed. The clothing store, which was located a block from the towers on Broadway near Fulton Street, became a makeshift shrine and a place of pilgrimage after the Sept. 11 attacks. (NY POST/JIN LEE)
Curators preserved the interior of Chelsea Jeans, including the ash-covered merchandise that owner David Cohen left undisturbed. The clothing store, which was located a block from the towers on Broadway near Fulton Street, became a makeshift shrine and a place of pilgrimage after the Sept. 11 attacks. (NY POST/JIN LEE)

Dust, ash and debris from the collapsed Twin Towers cover the clothes from the Chelsea Jeans store. (Getty Images)
Dust, ash and debris from the collapsed Twin Towers cover the clothes from the Chelsea Jeans store. (Getty Images)

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An American Airlines slipper recovered from the hijacked planes. (AP)
An American Airlines slipper recovered from the hijacked planes. (AP)

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Architectural firm Minoru ­Yamasaki Associates built three large-scale models of the WTC for the Port Authority. This one, built from 1969 to 1971, is the largest and most detailed of the original series of presentation models that survive. (NY POST/JIN LEE)
Architectural firm Minoru ­Yamasaki Associates built three large-scale models of the WTC for the Port Authority. This one, built from 1969 to 1971, is the largest and most detailed of the original series of presentation models that survive. (NY POST/JIN LEE)

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Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani looks over a display. (EPA)
Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani looks over a display. (EPA)

The countdown to Osama bin Laden's capture finally ended in May 2011, when Navy SEAL Team 6 killed him in Pakistan. (Getty Images)
The countdown to Osama bin Laden’s capture finally ended in May 2011, when Navy SEAL Team 6 killed him in Pakistan. (Getty Images)

The hijackers of the four jets are on display, putting faces to the evil that brought death and destruction. (Getty Images)
The hijackers of the four jets are on display, putting faces to the evil that brought death and destruction. (Getty Images)

Osama bin Laden is finally dead. But the plot he masterminded will haunt victims' families forever. (Getty Images)
Osama bin Laden is finally dead. But the plot he masterminded will haunt victims’ families forever. (Getty Images)

“I can hear you! I can hear you! The rest of the world hears you! And the people — and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon!” President George W. Bush used this bullhorn to reassure rescuers — and America. (Getty Images)

A display tracks the path of the planes. (NY POST/Jin Lee)
A display tracks the path of the planes. (NY POST/Jin Lee)

The exterior of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo/Handout)
The exterior of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Photo/Handout)

Exterior at night of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Handout)
Exterior at night of the 9/11 Memorial Museum. (Handout)

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