This sculpture by artist Fritz Koenig stood in the plaza between
the towers for 30 years. It was crushed and torn apart on 9/11.
It was badly damaged but managed to stay standing. It was almost
cut up during the first few days of the frantic cleanup and recovery
efforts. It was reassembled and a new support and base were
constructed. It was reinstalled at Battery Park, a few blocks south
of the Trade Center site and rededicated on March 11th, six months
after it's near destruction. In a recent local newspaper
article Fritz Koenig was asked what the meaning of the original
sculpture was. "Koenig spoke only in aesthetic terms, saying its
spherical shape was meant to create a "dialogue" with the tall
vertical towers. But it was said to symbolize world peace, he was
reminded. Koenig shook his head and smiled. "It was never meant to
symbolize world peace," he said...."it was too small for that.""