That message is to take a look at the very evidence that’s been sitting on their website for the past 11 years: the FDNY oral histories that the newspaper sued the City of New York to obtain — which include a staggering 118 eyewitness accounts of explosions.
A One-Two Punch
This provocative billboard is just the first step. As soon as it’s up, our plan is to mail a photo of it, plus excerpts from all 118 oral histories, using our brand new article template, to hundreds of recipients including:
500 New York Times editors and reporters;
The FDNY’s 200 firehouses;
New York City’s 51 council members;
And — while we’re at it — the board members of the New York ASCE chapter and the Structural Engineers Association of New York.
And let’s not forget, the billboard will be seen by a whopping 100,000 passersby each day throughout September!