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Forgotten 9/11 sculpture finds its place at the Olympic Park

Posted at 1:00 pm, September 10, 2013 in News, Olympics & Paralympics, Outdoor London
9/11 Sculpture in Battersea Park. Photo: Jim Linwood

This striking sculpture, created from metal remains of the Twin Towers salvaged from Ground Zero, has found a home at the Olympic Park after two years in the UK without a permanent display space. The artwork is a memorial for the victims of 9/11 and was first displayed in Battersea Park in 2011 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the New York attacks. However, it was removed just one month later and since then various councils around the country have failed to find an appropriate location for it to be displayed. Until now, it has been lying forgotten in a farmyard barn in Cambridgeshire, but it has been announced that it will move to a specially chosen spot on the Olympic site. The 28ft metal sculpture, created by artist Miya Ando, is a haunting reminder of the destruction and violence of the attacks, but it is hoped that the contrasting atmosphere of togetherness that surrounded the Olympics will provide an appropriate setting for the work. Katie Forster

The statue will be installed at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in the near future.

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