Subway Rebuilding Theme of New Exhibit The New York Transit Museum presents the exhibit Front Lines Rebuilding the Rails After 9/11 Photographs by Sam Hollenshead starting September 5 and running through December 10, 2006. When the two towers of the World Trade Center collapsed on September 11, 2001, an explosion of steel, glass, concrete, and heat crashed down upon the earth. At the precise moment of their collapse, the North and South towers registered 2.3 and 2.1, respectively, on the Richter Scale. The ruins above ground provided a glimpse of the destruction below. Beneath the massive pile of debris was a ruptured chamber of rubble where the 1 and 9 subway and the PATH train to New Jersey ran.

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