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Posted on: August 11, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Key West Receives World Trade Center Art

photo of art and dignitaries

Pine Island artist Sandra Priest accompanied her two massive works that were delivered to Key West on Tuesday. The installations are two 8-ton pieces of concrete from the World Trade Center, polished and engraved by the artist. The pieces are part of the city’s Art in Public Places project. One-piece was delivered to the Old Firehouse Museum on Virginia Street where its official unveiling will be held on 9/11.

The second piece will be placed on the seafloor next to the USS Vandenberg, which was sunk in 2009 as an artificial reef.

The art installations commemorate the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in 2001 that killed nearly 3,000 people, including 343 New York City firefighters who died saving other victims.1

photo of art and dignitaries

In the photo: Artist Sandra Priest, Mayor Teri Johnston, Commissioner Sam Kaufman, Fire Chief Alan Averette, Commissioner Billy Wardlow, and his grandson, Commissioner Clayton Lopez, Art in Public Places Coordinator Liz Young, and the Old Firehouse Museum Director Alex Vega.

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