The 9/11 Steel Cross - a Symbol of Hope
The original 9/11 cross was found in the wreckage of the towers and subsequently mounted at St. Peter’s, where it stayed until it was moved in July, 2011 to the September 11th Memorial & Museum at the former World Trade Center site across the street. Once it was unveiled, Kraqczyk's new cross towered over Church Street, its surface polished to reflect the crowd, the sky, and the emerging form of 4 World Trade Center.
This sculpture represents the original wreckage of the twin towers forming a cross from the aftermath of 9/11. This cross was sculpted by Jon Krawczyk of Malibu, CA (originally from New Jersey). Cardinal Egan picked him to sculpt the new cross. At the bottom of the cross is a metal book that consists of 35 pages of the victims of 9/11. Each the victims names are inscribed in the steel book. All visitors can look through the metal pages of the book to look at the victims names.