Twin Towers memorial back in place

Myles Hume, Stuff.com.nz

A piece of the World Trade Center is returning to its place in the Christchurch Firefighters’ Reserve this morning.

Christchurch Firefighters' Reserve 9/11 Memorial (photo Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team)

Christchurch Firefighters’ Reserve 9/11 Memorial (photo Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team)

Stronger Christchurch Infrastructure Rebuild Team (Scirt) workers are expected to take six hours to put the 9/11 memorial, made from twisted steel girders from Twin Towers destroyed in 2001, back in position at the corner of Madras and Kilmore streets.

Scirt removed the memorial in September to repair two bridges which intersect at that point.

While the work took place, the Fire Service arranged to store the memorial on nearby land owned by the Oxford Terrace Baptist Church.

The memorial has great significance for Christchurch firefighters, with 343 New York colleagues dying in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks that killed 2977 [sic – 2,973] people.

A Scirt spokeswoman said the installation would be blessed in the coming days.

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