WTC Sphere That Endured 9/11 Getting New Home

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Friday that a new location will be announced next week

Saturday, May 12, 2012  |  Updated 11:05 AM EDT
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9/11 Relic Getting New Home

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9/11 Relic Getting New Home

It's one of the few structures to survive 9/11, and now The Sphere in Battery Park is being moved from its home in Lower Manhattan to a hangar at JFK. Roseanne Colletti reports.
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A spherical sculpture that endured the Sept. 11 attacks at the World Trade Center is close to getting a temporary new home, but officials aren't saying where just yet.      

The bronze-and-steel sphere has been in lower Manhattan's Battery Park for a decade. But it needs to move to make way for a park renovation.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Friday that a new location will be announced next week.      

Port Executive Director Pat Foye says it will be "an accessible public space.''      
The agency wouldn't say more, including what day the announcement's expected.      

The 25-foot-tall, 45,000-pound sculpture has been seen as a tribute to survival since it emerged largely intact from the rubble at ground zero.

It became an interim memorial for months afterward. 

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