Coatesville in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Arcelormittal Plate LLC World Trade Center
Displayed here, you see a portion of a World Trade Center base column structure. Nicknamed "trees" or "forks," these formed the lower stories' backbone around the circumference of each Tower. A portion of these columns were the only structures left standing when the towers collapsed on September 11, 2001. This tree was from a portion of the North Tower.
The steel for these trees was melted, rolled, and cut to shape here at the Coatesville steel mill, then Lukens Steel, for welding and setting into the buildings. The New York Port Authority donated this tree to the Graystone Society, who provided it to the Company as part of this memorial. So this tree has truly "come home."
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: 9/11 Attacks • Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is September 11, 2001.
Location. 39° 58.859′ N, 75° 49.41′ W. Marker is in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Memorial is on South 1st Avenue south of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 52 S 1st Ave, Coatesville PA 19320, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. The Return of the Trees (a few steps from this marker); The Future of the Trees (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Return of the Trees (a few steps from this marker); 9/11 Tragedy (a few steps from this marker); The Making of the Trees (a few steps from this marker); The Lukens Mill - Early 1900s (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lukens Mill - Late 1800s (within shouting distance of this marker); The Modern Mill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coatesville.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 7, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 7, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 62 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 7, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.