NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An iconic sculpture that once stood on the plaza of the original World Trade Center has officially been returned to its home.Campaign 2021: Polls Open For Early Voting In New York City Primaries; First With Ranked Choice Voting
With a rededication ceremony Wednesday in Liberty Park, the sphere is now home, overlooking the 9/11 memorial.
“It’s a magnificent spot, magnificent setting, so I’m happy to have it here,” Burke said.READ MORE: NYPD: Suspects Demand Cash, Grab Jewish Man's Yarmulke In Brooklyn Robbery
The sculpture was dented and battered by the collapse of the Twin Towers, but it survived.
Burke, who lost his fire captain brother in the attacks, said when he looks at the sculpture, “I see the resiliency, the determination, the strength of New York and America.”MORE NEWS: New York-Presbyterian To Mandate COVID-19 Vaccinations For Staff
German artist Fritz Koening created the work, which was installed at the old World Trade Center plaza when the towers opened in 1971, around a ring of fountains.