World Trade Center Art
Victoria Leacock, a volunteer at the World Trade Center site, has been encouraging clean-up crews to save pieces of Alexander Calder’s “Bent Propeller” sculpture. She is standing amid some of the pieces, holding a flyer she gives to the workers. (JUSTIN LANE / For The Times)
Leacock looks at a piece of “Bent Propeller” at a storage site in Jersey City, N.J. About half of the steel from the sculpture has been found. (JUSTIN LANE / For The Times)
The Calder sculpture.
“Bent Propeller” at the World Trade Center before it was damaged in the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks. (Port Authority of New York)
Koenig before Sept. 11
The Fritz Koenig sculpture “Sphere for Plaza Fountain,” before Sept. 11. It was made from bronze and was on a black granite base. (The Port Authority)
Koenig sculpture now.
Fritz Koenig’s “The Sphere” after it was damaged. The 25-foot-high monument to fostering peace through world trade once sat atop a granite fountain in the middle of the plaza. Koenig wants it to be displayed in its damaged form. (Port Authority of New York)
Among the destroyed artworks was this Elyn Zimmerman memorial for victims of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center garage. (New York Port Authority)
“Sky Gate, New York” by Louise Nevelson was a black-painted wood sculpture in One World Trade Center that was destroyed on Sept. 11. (New York Port Authority)
Among the $100 million in art destroyed was “The World Trade Center Plaza Sculpture” by Masyuke Nagare, made from granite, concrete and steel. It is believed to have been broken up by equipment during the clean-up in the days after the terrorist bombing. ()