By Stephen Rex Brown New York Daily News
A closeup of the visage dubbed ‘The Angel of 9/11.’ Mary Altaffer/AP
A twisted and corroded steel girder recovered from Ground Zero appears to bear the visage of an anguished woman who construction workers dubbed the “Angel of 9/11.”
The massive mangled beam is part of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and one of two “impact steel” pieces that feature prominently in the hallowed exhibition slated to open in spring 2014.
Experts believe the beams come from the point where United Flight 175 collided with the South Tower.Near the top of the distorted metal construction workers say they occasionally see the distinct visage of a person. Her eyes, nose and face are unmistakable.
By Nigel Chiwaya DNAInfo
Defaced memorial at Inwood’s Church of the Good Shepherd
INWOOD — Thanks for nothing.
Vandals armed with yellow spray paint on Thanksgiving night spray-painted a memorial to those who died during the September 11 terror attacks — on display at an Inwood church, frustrated church leaders said.
Members of the Church of the Good Shepherd at Broadway and Isham Street discovered bright yellow spray paint all over their memorial garden, which features a cross made from World Trade Center steel and 25 memorial stones with the pictures and names of victims from the attacks on Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.
“I told everyone at the Mass and you could just hear the gasps,” said the pastor of Good Shepherd, the Rev. Robert Abbatiello, who added that church members are struggling to understand why vandals would target the memorial.
By R.J. Liberatore, Jr. Shore News Today
An Absecon 9/11 Memorial Committee memorial sticker is displayed at St. Paul’s Chapel about a block away from the original site of the World Trade Center.
The Absecon 9/11 Memorial Committee has announced the sale of Absecon 9-11 Memorial decals as a way to raise money for a 9/11 memorial to be located inside the city.
The Absecon 9/11 Memorial Committee has been hard at work since June to coordinate a fitting Memorial to the 9/11 victims and showcasing Absecon’s 16-foot steel beam from the 39th floor of the former World Trade Center South Tower, according to committee member Lynn Caterson, a former Absecon City Councilwoman.Building this Memorial will be a note-worthy undertaking bringing recognition, pride and honor to not only Absecon residents, but also all of Atlantic County and South Jersey.
No site has yet been approved by City Council, nor has any design for the Memorial been approved.