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The Life of a Sculpture: “The Sphere” in Lower Manhattan

The Sphere Battery park

I came across and interesting article this week.  “The Sphere”, a 25 foot tall bronze and steel sculpture by Fritz Koenig, was once part of the fountain in the plaza between the World Trade Center buildings in New York City.  The work was meant to symbolize the advancement of peace through international trade.  The sculpture miraculously survived the 9/11 attacks and was moved to Battery Park ten yeas ago as a memorial.  Due to some upcoming improvements to the park, “The Sphere” will be removed and it is unclear where and when it will ultimately be placed.

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