9/11

What Will Happen to Fritz Koenig’s World Trade Center ‘Sphere’?

'The Sphere.' (Courtesy Stephen Rees/Flickr)

Though a great deal of art was destroyed in the September 11 terrorist attacks, Fritz Koenig’s 1971 bronze sculpture The Sphere emerged relatively intact. Since being discovered amid the rubble, it has stood in Battery Park, on the southern tip of Manhattan, a remnant of the buildings’ ruins, which have since been carted away. Now the Associated Press reports that the 45,000-pound piece will be taken away by the end of April, and some people, who want the work to stay as a memorial to the attack, are not happy. Read More