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The last missing portrait of a 9/11 victim has been placed on the Ground Zero photo wall for the 2,977 people killed on September 11.
Antonio Dorsey Pratt, 43, was a cook at an investment bank canteen on the 101st floor of the North Tower when the first plane struck.
Hijacked American Airlines Flight 11, a Boeing 767, struck floors 93 to 99 at 8.46am on Tuesday September 11, 2001, destroying all exit staircases on the levels above.
'Tony' took the food service job at the Carter Fitzgerald cafeteria just a week before 9/11 - and become one of 658 Carter Fitzgerald employees killed in the attacks.
'Tony' Pratt, 43, became the final face added to the 9/11 Memorial and Museum photo wall
Tony (centre) is pictured on the photo wall with 2,977 New Yorkers who lost their lives on 9/11
Memorial worker Randolph Black is pictured replacing an oak leaf symbol with Pratt's image
Pratt left behind no digital footprint, with 9/11 Memorial and Museum staff cropping, enlarging and retouching a group photo of Tony with his co-workers.
Memorial CEO Alice Greenwald said: 'In order to focus on his beautiful face, a lot of work had to be done to zero in and enlarge and enlarge to the point where it could be appropriate for the scale of the installation.'
She added that Pratt's inclusion, replacing an oak tree placeholder symbol, represented the end of 'a process that began almost 16 years ago, when we began work on just even imagining what the 9/11 Memorial and Museum would be and what it would contain.'
Pratt is survived by wife Asmareli Soga, whose teenage children he helped raise.
His whereabouts became unclear after the attack, with Soga fearing the worst.
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum, built in 2006, sits between the gaps left by the fallen towers
The North Tower (right) is pictured