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From New York to Greenville, Iron Beam from WTC to Honor, Remember 9/11

beamGREENVILLE, Ky. (7/18/14) — An iron beam from the World Trade Center in New York made its arrival in Greenville today to become part of a proposed memorial honoring 9/11 and all firefighters.

Roger Vincent of Greenville drove the 909 miles to New York's JFK Airport to pick it up.

"The beam is 18 feet long and weighs 1,400 pounds,” said Vincent. “It is an outdoor beam as you can see the aluminum window holder still attached to the beam."

Greenville Mayor Ed DeArmond said the beam came from the second tower at the WTC.

"The beam comes from the North Tower, which was the second tower struck during the attack," said DeArmond. “It is from the 91st floor, which was one floor below, where the plane struck."

Greenville Fire Chief Jerry Aders said the department had been working on getting the piece from New York since 2010. There were a lot of obstacles that had to be overcome to gain possession of the beam.

Jamie Wells, president of Greenville Tourism Commission said the city had to meet several preconditions. One of those conditions was that it has to be placed within sight of the fire department. As a result, the proposed site of the monument will be Cohen Flag Square, which is the site of the old Cohen store next to the Muhlenberg Judicial Center in downtown Greenville.

Charles Riley
SurfKy News Reporter
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