September 11 Steel Beams To Be Part Of Enfield Garden

ENFIELD, Conn. (AP) _ Two heavily damaged steel beam fragments from the World Trade Center’s North Tower are becoming the focal point of a Connecticut 9/11 memorial garden.

The Enfield Fire Department received the 18-foot-long columns from New York on a flatbed truck Thursday.
Firefighters say the beams will be placed in their memorial garden on Weymouth Road. The department is working with an architect on the best way to design the site and display the beams.

The delivery comes about 18 months after the department submitted a request to a commission that controls artifacts from the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The beams still bear the letters FDNY, spray-painted by New York City firefighters as they searched that portion of the rubble after the terrorist attacks.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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