World Trade Center cross made of intersecting steel beams was found in the rubble of the office buildings destroyed on September 11, 2001. It is believed to be a piece of prefabricated elements from the North Tower. Discovered in the ruins the cross quickly became a symbol of compassion and suffering. In early October 2001, Ground Zero workers erected it on a specially prepared concrete pedestal. World Trade Center cross was blessed by the Franciscan priest and for several years of reconstruction stood at the Ground Zero. In 2006 cross was moved temporarily to the location near St. Peters Church, one block from the WTC. Finally, in 2011 it was transferred to the museum. From May 2014 it is on display inside the 9/11 Museum.
After the World Trade Center cross was moved to the museum, in its place at the St. Peters Church, a modern work of art was installed. Reflecting, wavy-metal sculpture, a new cross was made by Jon Krawczyk, a sculptor from California. An important part of this work is a metal book with 35 pages filled with the names of September 11 victims.
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