New home for London 9/11 memorial

The sculpture is a girder from Ground Zero
The sculpture is a girder from Ground Zero Photo: ITV News

An abandoned sculpture given to London from the US to remember the British victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks is to be put up at the Olympic Park. Made from a Ground Zero girder the work of art was reportedly found rusting on a farm after several London councils refused to site it in their boroughs. Sixty seven British people were killed 12 years ago this week. Now the Mayor Boris Johnson says it will finally have 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."

– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London