9/11 artifact to find home in Utah as monument
A piece of the World Trade Center is in Salt Lake City through Saturday, and is slated for a statewide tour that will conclude with its return to Fort Douglas for permanent display in a planned peace park there.
The chunk of concrete weighs nearly five tons. It was excavated from a "slurry wall" that prevented the Hudson River from flooding Ground Zero after the twin towers were taken down by airborne terrorists on Sept. 11, 2001, killing more than 2,600 people in New York City.
The artifact is being purchased by Utah's Fallen Warrior Memorial group, which is working with the Fort Douglas Military Museum, to find a permanent home for it near a planned monument to honor women in the miltary.
Organizers will have the piece on display Friday near the Museum and plan to move it Saturday for display at Rice-Eccles Stadium.
Concrete from the World Trade Center, destined to be a Utah's Fallen Warriors Memorial at Fort Douglas, will tour Utah cities on the following dates:
Friday • Fort Douglas Military Museum
Saturday • Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah
Monday • Logan
Tuesday • St. George
Wednesday • Cedar City
Sept. 26 • Richfield
Sept. 27 • Mt. Pleasant
Sept. 28 • Park City
Sept. 29 • Camp Williams
Sept. 30 • Lehi
Oct. 1 • Blanding
Oct. 2 • Moab
Oct. 3 • Price
Oct. 4 • Vernal
Oct. 5 • West Valley City
Oct. 6 • Sandy
Oct. 7 • Provo
Oct. 8 • Grantsville
Oct. 12 • Tooele
Source • Utah's Fallen Warriors Memorial