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WTC cross moved during rebuilding

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by Daily Commercial News

The T-shaped steel beam that gained fame as the ground zero cross is temporarily leaving the World Trade Center site.

NEW YORK

The T-shaped steel beam that gained fame as the ground zero cross is temporarily leaving the World Trade Center site.

Workers were scheduled to move the six-metre-tall, cross-shaped beams to make way for more extensive construction at ground zero. The artifact’s new home will be three blocks north at the exterior wall of St. Peter’s Church, where ministers, relatives of Sept. 11 victims and construction workers have planned a dedication.

The beams were once part of World Trade Center 6, one of the smaller buildings in the 16-acre complex. The cross will be away from the site for at least a few years during rebuilding.

Construction worker Frank Silecchia found the artifact days after the 2001 attacks.

The cross most recently stood just south of a temporary transit hub, where land is being excavated to make way for three office towers on the eastern end of the site.

ASSOCIATED PRESS

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