Saturday, September 11, 2010

photo Hunter — "anniversary"



This sculpture by Fritz Koenig came through
the collapse of the Trade Centers relatively intact, 
and was placed here in Battery Park
exactly six months later.  Found this in Wikipedia: 
 “The Sphere” is 25 feet high and cast in 52 bronze 
segments . . . It was meant to symbolize world peace 
through world trade, and was placed at the center of a ring 
of fountains and other decorative touches designed 
by Trade Center architect Minoru Yamasaki to mimic the
 Grand Mosque of Mecca, Masjid al-Haram, in 
which The Sphere stood at the place of the Kaaba."
Pretty ironic.

[See more on the "anniversary" theme here.]

7 comments:

  1. wow! - very ironic.
    great post for today Alexa.

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  2. Goodness me. That is ironic. I'm amazed at its survival. Here's to a peaceful day, Alexa.

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  3. I remember admiring this sculpture on my visit to NYC years ago, before 9/11. Well done.

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  4. Very ironic indeed! It's a nice sculpture; I'm glad (and amazed) that it survived.

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  5. Very ironic, indeed. It is amazing it survived. May it bring some hope and peace....

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