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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.
 
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. Touch for map. The marker is in Liberty Park overlooking the World Trade Center site. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10006, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The West Street Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Anne Frank Tree (about 300 feet away); American Stock Exchange (approx. 0.2 miles away); Welcome Message (approx. 0.2 miles away); Flag of Honor (approx. 0.2 miles away); Veteran Corps of Artillery
"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).
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Men who died whilst imprisoned in this City (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Wall (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicDisasters
 
"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 September 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. 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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