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New place picked for WTC sphere that endured 9/11


A spherical sculpture that endured the Sept. 11 attacks at the World Trade Center is close to getting a temporary new home, but officials aren't saying where just yet.

The bronze-and-steel sphere has been in lower Manhattan's Battery Park for a decade. But it needs to move to make way for a park renovation. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Friday that a new location will be announced next week. Port Executive Director Pat Foye said it will be "an accessible public space." The agency wouldn't say more.

The 25-foot-tall, 45,000-pound sculpture has been seen as a tribute to survival since it emerged largely intact from the rubble at ground zero. It became an interim memorial for months afterward.

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