9/11 Sculpture for London’s Southbank
An 8-meter sculpture fashioned from girders reclaimed from the World Trade Centre site is to be erected on Potters Fields Park outside the new City Hall in London’s Southbank. The sculpture designed by American, Miya Ando will incorporate girders from sections of the ruined skyscrapers. They have been donated by the New York Port Authority for the project. This will commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and be unveiled at the precise time of the atrocity, creating a permanent tribute to honour the attack’s 2,977 victims.
Ando has stated, "In my work, I create quiet, abstract, meditative environments with metal. Ultimately I am interested in the study of subtraction to the point of purity, simplicity and refinement. I am currently working on large-scale public and private commissions for nondenominational meditative spaces, having completed site-specific works for nondenominational chapels in Brooklyn, San Francisco and Louisville, and a nonsectarian Buddhist meditation space in Los Angeles. My intention is to put forth quiet and transcendent environments which come from a place of sincerity and compassion".