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Grosse Kugelkaryatide (Great Spherical Caryatid), 1971

“The Sphere”

 

— Artist: Fritz Koenig —

 
Grosse Kugelkaryatide (Great Spherical Caryatid), 1971 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 10, 2017
1. Grosse Kugelkaryatide (Great Spherical Caryatid), 1971 Marker
Inscription.  Grosse Kugelkaryatide (Great Spherical Caryatid), 1971
“The Sphere”
Artist: Fritz Koenig

Originally located on the plaza of the World Trade Center. Recovered from the rubble of WTC following the September 11, 2001 attack.

Donated by the AXA Nordstern Art Insurance Corporation in memory of those who died on September 11, 2001, at the World Trade Center.

 
Erected 2017 by AXA Nordstern Art Insurance Corporation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicDisasters.
 
Location. 40° 42.627′ N, 74° 0.831′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on West Street, on the left when traveling south. The marker is in Liberty Park overlooking the World Trade Center site. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10006, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. America's Response Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); The West Street Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Anne Frank Tree
"The Sphere" at Liberty Park image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 10, 2017
2. "The Sphere" at Liberty Park
No "Eternal Flame" here (qv).
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(about 300 feet away); Memorial Glade (about 300 feet away); Survivor Tree (about 400 feet away); American Stock Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named American Stock Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trinity Church’s Tercentenary (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  The World Trade Center Survivor -- Fritz Koenig's "The Sphere". "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
"The Sphere" at the World Trade Center Plaza image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, July, 1979
3. "The Sphere" at the World Trade Center Plaza
"The Sphere", recovered from the rubble and moved to Battery Park, near Broadway and State Street. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, May, 2002
4. "The Sphere", recovered from the rubble and moved to Battery Park, near Broadway and State Street.
Moved again in Battery Park, close to Castle Clinton. image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, January 2014
5. Moved again in Battery Park, close to Castle Clinton.
The marker near the Eternal Flame image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 2015
6. The marker near the Eternal Flame
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 10, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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