Location: bounded by Battery Pl and State Street
In Battery Park, a now-damaged sculpture called The Sphere, which stood in the fountain of the World Trade Center plaza, forms a memorial.
Sphere has been stored by the Port Authority in a hangar at Kennedy Airport since the piece was pulled from underneath the collapsed towers. It was one of two public artworks found in the debris.
The memorial was inaugurated at a ceremony marking six months since the attack.
Created in 1971 by artist Fritz Koenig, The Sphere was described as “a monument fostering world peace.” The 45,000-pound sculpture is 15 feet in diameter and is made of steel and bronze. It sustained a gash through its center, but remains structurally intact.
Pictures of Battery Park
The bronze Sphere by sculptor Fritz Koenig, which stood in the fountain of the World Trade Center plaza, was pulled from underneath the collapsed towers. The Sphere is now in Battery Park as a temporary memorial. The building on the right is the Ritz-Carlton Hotel and Residences.