5 years after 9/11, mail keeps coming to WTC


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Sep 20, 2006
NEW YORK - It?s the kind of holiday mail that might have been tossed aside, discarded like any other piece of junk mail: a special offer for a facial at a local spa.

Only the address on the letter no longer exists. And the woman the letter is addressed to died more than five years ago in the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center.

Hundreds of pieces of mail destined for the former trade center still arrive every day at a post office facing ground zero ? the relics of the unfinished lives of Sept. 11 victims.

Telephone bills, insurance statements, wine club announcements, college alumni newsletters, even government checks populate the bundles of mail. Each bears the ZIP code once reserved exclusively for the twin towers: 10048.

?I guess sooner or later they?ll realize the towers aren?t back up,? said letter carrier Seprina Jones-Sims, who handles the trade center mail. ?I don?t know when.?

Some of the nation?s most recognizable companies and organizations, from retailers to research hospitals, are among those sending the mail. Much of it seems to result from businesses not updating their bulk mailing lists, said U.S. Postal Service spokeswoman Pat McGovern.

Article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16022631/


Mar 22, 2006
Originally posted by: Shawn
Well obviously it's all computer generated.

That makes a lot more sense, but I kinda wish you hadn't brought it up.