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Sept. 10, 2003

Fritz Koenig's "The Sphere" (Summer, 2001)

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If you could go back to two years ago today -- such a short time -- you could have seen this sculpture in its place of honor at the center of the World Trade Center plaza. It was said to revolve on its axis once every twenty-four hours, although we were never able to confirm this during our lunch breaks, perhaps because it moved so slowly.

Then came September 11, 2001. The hail of steel, flame and debris that fell from the sky that day disfigured "The Sphere" - but did not destroy it. As Koenig's friend and translator, filmmaker Percy Adlon, noted, "they found intestines of one airplane inside a hole that was ripped open in the top of the sculpture. They found a bible in there, an airline seat, papers from offices on the top floor. (from "Transfigured Work Rises as World Trade Center Memorial")

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