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• MEDIA ADVISORY • GIANT WORLD TRADE CENTER MEMORIAL FROM CANADA TO BE UNVEILED AT PORT AUTHORITY BUS TERMINAL ON AUGUST 30

Date: Aug 28, 2002
Press Release Number: 89-2002

Two eight-foot tall, 800-pound glass replicas of the World Trade Center towers – created by a member of the Canadian Armed Forces as a tribute to all those who lost their lives on September 11 – will be unveiled at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 30, at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan.

Master Cpl. Brian Curry of the Canadian Armed Forces created the statue. Master Cpl. Curry, a citizen of Edmonton, Alberta, began work on the statue one week after the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center and completed it a few weeks ago. The statue is made of tempered, smoked glass, and its windows are made of small metal plates, each inscribed with the names of 10 victims of the attack. The names of those killed at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania are included.

Media attending the ceremony should come to the main lobby of the south wing of the bus terminal at 8th Avenue between 40th and 42nd streets.