Left rusting in a farmyard: The tribute to 9/11 victims that London councils wouldn't display will be given a new home at the Olympic Park
'After 9/11' was sent to the UK as a reminder of the events of September 11th
A 9/11 sculpture comprised of the twisted girders of the Twin Towers and left to rust in a farmyard after London councils refused to display it, will be given a permanent home in the Olympic Park, the Evening Standard has revealed.
'After 9/11', which was designed by Asian-American artist Miya Ando, was sent to the UK as a reminder of the events of September 11th 2001.
It emerged today that the sculpture had been left to rust in Cambridgeshire after London councils had refused to put it on display.
The 28ft piece of steel was put on display at Battersea Park briefly in 2011 before being removed just 28 days later.
The Sun newspaper tracked down the sculpture and published pictures showing it rusting away on a Cambridgeshire farm.
The sculpture had been intended as a reminder of 2,977 lives lost - 67 of them from the UK in the terrorist attack in 2001. Britain was the second most affected country in the atrocity.
The Evening Standard reported that Boris Johnson, who supported the original drive to bring the sculpture to London, has stepped in to offer it a permanent home.
“We backed the 9/11 project when the sculpture first came to Battersea but finding a permanent home for it has proved incredibly difficult, whether it be opposition from boroughs or bureaucrats. Clearly this can’t continue,” he said.
“As a result I’ve asked my team to find a permanent home for the sculpture on the Olympic Park. The Park was home to a Games based on tolerance, harmony and respect, and will soon be home to a massive multi-dimensional and vibrant community - the perfect riposte to those who sought to divide the world on 9/11.”
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