New Memorial to Feature Piece of the World Trade Center
The artifact will be part of a memorial outside the firehouse at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue.
The City of Ocean City is creating a community sculpture to remember and reflect upon the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. The centerpiece of the memorial will be a piece of the World Trade Center. This new memorial will be located on the grounds of the Ocean City Fire Department at Sixth Street and Asbury Avenue.
At the request of Mayor Jay Gillian, the city received a section of I-beam from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The city is working with Community Art Projects (CAP) and artist José Chora to design and build the memorial.
“We are honored to have this piece of the World Trade Center as the focal point of the new community sculpture,” Gillian said. “We hope this memorial serves as a place for reflection and remembrance of the heroism and heartbreak that occurred on that tragic day.”
The city will dedicate the memorial at the firehouse during this year’s Sept. 11 ceremony.
— News release from the City of Ocean City