May 13, 2012
The bronze sphere that used to stand in the World Trade Center plaza before getting moved to Battery Park post-9/11 will be getting a new temporary home while the park undergoes a renovation, the location of which will be revealed next week.
The sphere, which was designed by German sculptor Fritz Koenig, survived September 11 with only minor surface damage, and has since served as something of a memorial to the attacks. Last year, when plans for Battery Park’s construction were originally announced, some families of 9/11 victims petitioned to have the sculpture moved back to the original WTC site, but officials reportedly wanted to keep the area clear of 9/11 artifacts. More.