NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — An iconic sculpture that when stood on the plaza of the unique World Commerce Middle has formally been returned to its residence.
For greater than a decade, Michael Burke fought to have the 25-ton, bronze Koenig Sphere moved from Battery Park again to the World Commerce Middle website.
With a rededication ceremony Wednesday in Liberty Park, the sphere is now residence, overlooking the September 11 memorial.
“It’s a powerful spot, magnificent setting, so I’m completely happy to have it right here,” Burke stated.
The sculpture was dented and battered by the collapse of the Twin Towers, however it survived.
Burke, who misplaced his hearth captain brother within the assaults, stated when he appears on the sculpture, “I see the resiliency, the willpower, the power of New York and America.”
German artist Fritz Koening created the work, which was put in on the previous World Commerce Middle plaza when the towers opened in 1971, round a hoop of fountains.