The Sphere was battered and damaged on 9/11 and over the years, there was debate about just where it should be placed. Now comes this latest news from The New York Times:
Scarred ‘Sphere’ Is Moved, but Doesn’t Go Very Far
By DAVID W. DUNLAP and AMY ZERBA
December 19, 2013
The fate and future of Fritz Koenig’s “Sphere” — the surviving sculptural centerpiece of the original World Trade Center — have been a mystery for more than a year and a half.Rededicated in Battery Park in Lower Manhattan on March 11, 2002, as New York City’s interim memorial, the “Sphere” has been sitting for months behind a construction fence while the park is renovated. No one in a position to know what might happen to the 25-foot-tall bronze globe, which still bears the scars of Sept. 11, 2001, would disclose anything publicly about where it might end up. Or when.So when a work crew arrived on Wednesday and began dismantling the sculpture, placing one hemisphere on the back of a flatbed truck, and a crew member said that he could not divulge where the “Sphere” was headed, it seemed as if the cloak of secrecy was about to swallow the sculpture whole....
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