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In New York City, the Bankers Trust Building (also known as 130 Liberty Street / Deutsche Bank building / One Bankers Trust Plaza Building) stood across Liberty street from the World Trade Center, Tower 2 (WTC 2). During the collapse of the south tower, the northern face of this building suffered the impact of one or more pieces of column-tree debris, causing damage over 15 stories. Other complications have followed, including mold created after a sprinkler system was automatically activated and made the entire surface wet. The building was eventually draped in dark safety netting, as seen in this photo. It was determined that the combined damage would make renovation very difficult, which has led to the decision to demolish the building.

On April 13, 2002, families from several of the collective WTC Family Groups unveiled a 25x50 foot banner from the top of the building on the south side of the WTC site. The banner is highlighted with red, white and blue hearts and reads: "Thank you for never giving up. We will never forget them. We will never forget you. Love the WTC families. We love NY." The Pall Corporation of Roslyn, NY funded the entire cost of the banner so that family members could have the opportunity to thank the recovery workers in a highly visible way.