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Quincy in Adams County, Illinois — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

World Trade Center Artifact

Dedicated by the City of Quincy September 11, 2011

 
 
World Trade Center Artifact Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, May 11, 2020
1. World Trade Center Artifact Marker
Inscription.  
This artifact is a section of the antenna tower located on the rooftop of WTC Building #1 which was destroyed during the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

A television broadcasting antenna manufactured in Quincy, Illinois by Harris Corporation was supported by this tower structure.
 
Erected 2011 by City of Quincy.
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsMilitary.
 
Location. 39° 55.907′ N, 91° 24.246′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Illinois, in Adams County. Memorial is on Maine Street east of 7th Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is between Quincy City Hall and a building that once housed Town and Country Bank. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 706 Maine St, Quincy IL 62301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Original Site of St. Peter Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Augustine Tolton (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Boniface Catholic Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Site of Quincy College
World Trade Center Artifact Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, May 11, 2020
2. World Trade Center Artifact Marker
The steel antenna is 15 feet long, and weighs over 7,000 lbs.
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Memory of the Potawatomi Indian "Trail of Death" (about 300 feet away); Ernest M. Wood Office and Studio (about 400 feet away); The Browning House (about 500 feet away); Lincoln's Confidante (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Also see . . .  Harris Antenna Artifact from World Trade Center Tower to be Dedicated for 9/11 Remembrance in Quincy. Article from TV Technology about the history behind Harris Broadcasting Company. (Submitted on May 14, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois.) 
 
Additional keywords. 9/11, 9/11/2001, terrorist attacks
 
September 11, 2001 Memorial behind the marker and antenna image. Click for full size.
By Jason Voigt, May 11, 2020
3. September 11, 2001 Memorial behind the marker and antenna
Memorial was an Eagle Scout project of James Ryan Keller (Troop 99) in Quincy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 14, 2020, by Jason Voigt of Glen Carbon, Illinois. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
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