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The Sphere

 
 
The Sphere Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
1. The Sphere Marker
Inscription. For three decades, this sculpture stood in the plaza of the World Trade Center. Entitled “The Sphere,” it was conceived by artist Fritz Koenig as a symbol of world peace. It was damaged during the tragic events of September 11, 2001, but endures as an icon of hope and the indestructible spirit of this country. The Sphere was placed here on March 11, 2002 as a temporary memorial to all who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center.

This eternal flame was ignited on September 11, 2002 in honor of all those who were lost. Their spirit and sacrifice will never be forgotten.
 
Location. 40° 42.247′ N, 74° 0.913′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from State Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is located in the center of Battery Park. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Netherlands Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Netherlands Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); John Ericsson Statue (within shouting distance of this marker); John Ericsson
Marker in Battery Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
2. Marker in Battery Park
The Sphere is located just south of the site of Ground Zero. Damage from the collapse of the towers can be seen on the sculpture.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Battery Park & Castle Clinton (within shouting distance of this marker); Salvation Army (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Honor of Peter Caesar Alberti (about 300 feet away); Beaver’s Path (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .  September 11, 2001 – New York News & Features. An archive of articles related to the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. (Submitted on November 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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The Sphere and Eternal Flame image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 5, 2008
3. The Sphere and Eternal Flame
The eternal flame can be seen in this photo in front of the Sphere.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 866 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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