Sculpture Fragment, Recovered
Photo credit: 9/11 Memorial staff
Accession Number: C.2011.179.52
Dimensions: 19 in X 40 in X 9 ⅛ in
Dimensions (Metric): 48.26 cm X 101.6 cm X 22.86 cm
Credit Line: © Fritz Koenig, Recovered from the World Trade Center site after September 11, 2001, Collection 9/11 Memorial Museum, Courtesy of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Recovered sculpture fragment from Fritz Koenig’s The Sphere. The fragment is bent and dented.
The Sphere, a sculpture by German artist Fritz Koenig damaged in the collapse of the Twin Towers, was visible amid the ruins of the World Trade Center for weeks. Intended as a symbol of world peace when installed on the World Trade Center Plaza, it became a symbol of endurance after 9/11.