9/11 memorial at Olympic Park

A rusting memorial to the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be given a new home at the Olympic Park - after being shunned by council bosses who refused to host it.

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Finding home for 9/11 sculpture 'incredibly difficult'

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.

As a result I've asked my team to find a permanent home for the sculpture on Queen Elizabeth 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.

– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

9/11 memorial to be given new home at the Olympic Park

A memorial to the 9/11 terrorist attacks is being given a new home at the Olympic Park after being shunned by council bosses who refused to host it. The sculpture was salvaged from the wreckage of the World Trade Centre in New York and was a gift to the UK to honour the nearly 3,000 people who died.

Boris Johnson unveiled the sculpture in Battersea Park two years ago
Boris Johnson unveiled the sculpture in Battersea Park two years ago Credit: ITV News
However, the sculpture was removed a short time later from the park and was recently spotted in a yard
However, the sculpture was removed a short time later from the park and was recently spotted in a yard Credit: ITV News
The work, made by New York artist Miya Ando
The work, made by New York artist Miya Ando Credit: ITV News