Port Authority of NY & NJ, Ground Zero, NY

As the recovery efforts continued to remove the debris at the WTC site in December 2001, the remains of the Port’s photographic archives, which had been stored in one of the twin towers, were discovered. SOW consisted of building an ACM containment area off-site, cleaning the documents of all visible debris and ACM, freeze-drying, restoring the contents of each package which contained the original negative and an 8” x 11” photograph, and then repackaging the photos prior to returning these valuable and historical items. There were originally one million documents stored at the WTC, approximately 100,000 were recovered and restored.