- The work, made by New York artist Miya Ando
- It was crafted out of steel recovered from the World Trade Centre
- It sculpture was commissioned by the 9/11 London Project to mark the launch of its programme to educate schoolchildren about the attacks
– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
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.
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.