World Trade Cen­ter gran­ite mono­liths are put into place

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Sunday) - - Nation & World -

NEW YORK — A 600ton crane has de­liv­ered six gran­ite mono­liths to the World Trade Cen­ter — stone sculp­tures honor­ing those who were sick­ened or died from tox­ins while clean­ing up the site of the

2001 ter­ror­ist at­tack. On Satur­day, the chis­eled gran­ite pieces were in place, point­ing sky­ward to also honor res­cue, re­cov­ery and re­lief work­ers fac­ing the 9/11 af­ter­math.

The mono­liths were chis­eled from the Rock of Ages gran­ite man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany in Barre, Vt., us­ing Cana­dian gran­ite.

Steel sal­vaged from the World Trade Cen­ter was in­cor­po­rated into the struc­tures out­side the Na­tional Septem­ber 11 Me­mo­rial & Mu­seum. The mono­liths that sym­bol­ize New York’s strength and de­ter­mi­na­tion through ad­ver­sity. Costs were cov­ered by New York state, plus fundrais­ing and pri­vate do­na­tions.

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