Very rare Desert and Salad plate set from the Windows on the World restaurant, which was destroyed in the 9/11 attack on the North Tower of the World Trade Center. Windows on the World occupied the top floor of the building and had the best views of any urban restaurant anywhere.
Almost all of these plates were destroyed when the towers fell. Only a few survived because they were borrowed by the owner for a private function at his home. A partial set of surviving pieces is on display in the Smithsonian. The decor in Windows on the World, including these plates, was designed by famed Manhattan designer Milton Glaser. He used a celestial theme fraught with the sun, stars and moon.This captured the feeling of being in, what was at the time, the highest restaurant in the world, in the tallest building in the world. Plates appear to have never been used.
The item "Windows on the World plate set 9/11 September 11th Trade Center NYC Twin Towers" is in sale since Wednesday, September 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Decorative Collectibles\Collector Plates". The seller is "benkin" and is located in Staten Island, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.