WTC Sphere set to move to Liberty Park

Port Authority officials have said that they are working to relocate the Fritz Koenig Sphere sculpture to the new Liberty Park that just opened to the public, writes Yannic Rack of the Downtown Express.

Many people want the Sphere to return to its former home on the Memorial Plaza, but all requests have met with resistance from the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, which argues it doesn’t fit in with the plaza’s sparse design.

Some people are unhappy about the potential moving of the Sphere for other reasons.

“I don’t think it belongs here. I think it belongs downstairs in the memorial,” said Tammy Meltzer, who lives in Battery Park City and worked at the World Trade Center before the attack. “This is a park restored for the community, and it should be a park — not another memorial,” she said. “This is an amazing amenity, and it’s perfect the way it is.”

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