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100 Year-Old Sycamore

 
 
100 Year-Old Sycamore Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, June 30, 2008
1. 100 Year-Old Sycamore Marker
Inscription.  This stump is all that remains of a 100 year-old Sycamore that once stood in the northwest corner of St. Paul's churchyard. The tree was toppled on September 11th, 2001, when the collapse of the World Trade Center sent tons of debris hurtling towards the church, including a large steel beam from the North Tower. Miraculously, the Chapel's trees shielded it from damage and not a single pane of glass was broken throughout the church.

In 2005, renowned sculptor Steve Tobin worked with tree experts to preserve the original Sycamore stump that you see here at St. Paul's.

Tobin also created a monumental bronze memorial sculpture based on castings of the tree's roots. Called the "Trinity Root" in honor our mother church, it can be seen in the plaza of Trinity Church, located five blocks south at Broadway & Wall Street.

Text with upper left photo: The St. Paul's churchyard after September 11, 2001.

Text with upper right photo: Artist Steve Tobin with the sculpture Trinity Root.
 
Erected by Trinity Church, St. Paul's Chapel.
 
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100 Year-Old Sycamore Stump image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, June 30, 2008
2. 100 Year-Old Sycamore Stump
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in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesChurches & ReligionHorticulture & ForestryNotable Events. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1864.
 
Location. 40° 42.692′ N, 74° 0.565′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Broadway and Vesey Street. Marker is located in the St. Paul's chapel cemetary. 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. Bell of Hope (a few steps from this marker); Historic St. Paul’s Chapel (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bell of Hope (a few steps from this marker); John Holt (a few steps from this marker); The Churchyard (a few steps from this marker); Lt. Col. E.M. Bechet, Sieur de Rochefontaine (within shouting distance of this marker); The Building (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Paul's Chapel - the Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Closeup of Marker Photo image. Click for full size.
Photographed By F. Robby, June 30, 2008
3. Closeup of Marker Photo
The St. Paul's churchyard after September 11, 2001.
The sycamore stump on temporary display at Trinity Church, 2005 image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, 2005
4. The sycamore stump on temporary display at Trinity Church, 2005
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 4, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,655 times since then and 74 times this year. Last updated on June 15, 2010, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 4, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on March 17, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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May. 21, 2022