Battered bronze sphere returns to World Trade Center site

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Posted: Aug 16, 2017 11:27 PM
Battered bronze sphere returns to World Trade Center site

NEW YORK (AP) — A 25-ton, bronze sphere damaged by the collapsing World Trade Center is finally being returned to a spot overlooking the rebuilt site.

Workers on Wednesday began hoisting sections of the Koenig (KOO'-neeg) Sphere into its permanent home at the new Liberty Park overlooking the 9/11 memorial.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey last year approved plans to move the sculpture from its temporary place in Battery Park at Manhattan's southern tip.

The sphere once stood between the trade center's two towers.

The late German artist Fritz Koenig created the work commissioned by the Port Authority, which lost 84 employees. It was dedicated in Battery Park in 2002, with an eternal flame honoring the more than 2,700 people who died at the trade center a year earlier.

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This story has been corrected to show the spelling of the last name of the late German artist is Fritz Koenig, not Koening.