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The Sphere

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The Sphere

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Battery Park, New York City, NY 10004
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top-trippers wrote a review Jan 2020
Heswall, United Kingdom525 contributions344 helpful votes
This battered golden globe originally rotated in the centre of a fountain in front of the Twin Towers and was, ironically, designed to symbolize peace through world trade. It was salvaged from the rubble after the 9/11 attack and now stands in Liberty Park (the elevated park which faces the Memorial Garden across Liberty Street), overlooking the WTC site. Rededicated with an eternal flame, it is now a symbol of hope and resilience. There are good views over the new WTC site from here. The park also contains the America's Response Monument (depicting the Task Force Dagger, sent into Afghanistan to target Taliban forces just weeks following the 9/11 attacks) commemorating all those who have answered the call to duty, as well as the Anne Frank Tree, a sapling cloned from the horse chestnut tree which stood outside the girl’s attic hiding place. Across Greenwich Street, you can see the fire-station for Engine 10 and Ladder 10, with its 56-foot long bronze Memorial Frieze depicting the Twin Towers in flames with firefighters executing their duties. Note: the address on TripAdvisor is shown as Battery Park which is wrong but, bizarrely, the map location is right!!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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geezerhippie wrote a review Oct 2019
Switzerland, Fla.1,281 contributions197 helpful votes
The Koenig Sphere is atop a small hill in the small Plaza Fountain Park, overlooking the reflection pools. It is the only piece of World Trade Center Art that survived the Sept. 11th attack. Now is a symbol of hope and resilience.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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parrottdize wrote a review Aug 2019
Dyer, Indiana1,674 contributions212 helpful votes
Yes it is a damaged sculptor, but instead of fixing it, the man who made it wanted it to be shown as is..........damaged but survived.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Jess Krogman wrote a review Aug 2019
Boston, Massachusetts91 contributions46 helpful votes
We went to Battery Park expecting to find this. FYI, it is NOT located here. TripAdvisor needs to fix the location on this! The Sphere is a sculpture by Fritz Koenig that survived the 9/11 attacks. It is dented but survives as a memorial. Free to check out and it's right next to the 9/11 Memorial Fountain. Not sure if this is handicap accessible as it's up a flight of stairs.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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chemie71 wrote a review Jul 2019
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania341 contributions108 helpful votes
The sphere, though dented, survived 9/11 and was moved to Liberty Park. It's about 5 min from the 9/11 museum and worth visiting. It's a cool sculpture, but just the fact that it was recovered from the rubble makes it a memorial in my eyes. You can have lunch in the park or just enjoy the area.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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