Soon after 9/11, a Statue of Liberty replica appeared on the sidewalk in front of a Manhattan firehouse. Home to FDNY Engine Company 54, Ladder Company 4, and Battalion 9, the firehouse lost 15 firefighters at the World Trade Center on 9/11. People walking past the building began to place small American flags, condolence messages, prayer cards, and rosary beads, patches bearing military and uniformed service insignia, money, and other tribute items on the statue, which soon became known as Lady Liberty. In August 2006, the statue was donated to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Two steel “trident” columns from the facade of the World Trade Center’s North Tower recall the unique architectural design for buildings that once rose 110 stories into the sky. Remnants of the collapsed tower, they stand as icons of memory as the first artifacts visitors encounter at the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
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