9/11 Sphere Moved to New Spot in Battery Park

By Irene Plagianos DNA Info

Fritz Koenig Sphere moved

Fritz Koenig Sphere moved

The iconic 9/11 sphere has moved to a new spot in Battery Park to make way for construction of a $15 million green space amid a continuing debate about where its permanent home should be.

Fritz Koenig’s 25-foot-tall bronze sculpture — which was pulled from the wreckage of the World Trade Center and became a symbol of hope and resilience following the 9/11 attacks — was moved about 550 feet west on Wednesday evening, closer to Castle Clinton, Parks Department spokesman Philip Abramson said in an email.

The short move came after years of debate about where the globe would ultimately land. Mayor Michael Bloomberg had said that he wants to keep the large, dented sphere in the park, but some 9/11 family members want it returned to the World Trade Center site, possibly to the new Liberty Park.

Chris Valens, a spokesman for the Port Authority, which owns the sphere, declined to comment on when or where the sculpture would eventually relocate, but did say that the Port Authority was unaware of the recent move, and called the relocation “unauthorized.”

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