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Bell of Hope

 
 
Bell of Hope Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, 2007
1. Bell of Hope Marker
Inscription.  
Bell of Hope

In 2002 on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, the Bell of Hope was presented to the people of New York by the Lord Mayor of London and the Archbishop of Canterbury. It was created by England’s renowned Whitechapel Foundry, which also cast the Liberty Bell and London’s Big Ben. The Bell’s pedestal base was built locally from eastern brownstone, and directly beneath the bell inlaid on the pedestal is a brass footprint of the World Trade Center Towers.

The bell is rung every September 11, symbolizing the triumph of hope over tragedy.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Historic Bells 🔔 series list. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 2002.
 
Location. 40° 42.688′ N, 74° 0.568′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from Vesey Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Bell of Hope (here, next to this marker); 100 Year-Old Sycamore

The Bell of Hope and marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, June 2017
2. The Bell of Hope and marker
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(a few steps from this marker); John Holt (a few steps from this marker); The Churchyard (a few steps from this marker); Historic St. Paul’s Chapel (a few steps from this marker); The Building (a few steps from this marker); Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet, Sieur de Rochefontaine (a few steps from this marker); St. Paul's Chapel - the Building (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
More about this marker. The bell is behind the church at the edge of the graveyard.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on March 29, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 25, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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