Granite Fragment Added to WTC Memorial

From Times Wire Reports

A fragment of granite bearing the name “John” -- all that remains of a memorial to the six people killed in the 1993 terror attack on the World Trade Center -- was installed as the central piece of a new memorial.

In a ceremony above the pit remaining from the Sept. 11, 2001, attack that destroyed the complex and the original memorial, an honor guard of Port Authority officers placed the fragment in a 9 1/2 -foot-tall steel pylon shaped like one of the twin towers.

The rose-colored granite was part of a memorial fountain erected in 1995 to honor those killed on Feb. 26, 1993, when 1,200 pounds of explosives were detonated in a rented van in a parking garage under the towers.