9/11 statue 
to be moved 
from Main

A Grand Junction memorial to fallen heroes of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks will be moved to the Grand Junction Public Safety Center.

The sculpture by Pat Olson has been located near the roundabout at Seventh and Main streets, but it has to be moved to accommodate renovations in the works for the Avalon Theatre.

Harry Weiss, executive director of the Downtown Development Authority, said a number of people asked about the future of the sculpture.

Weiss said the DDA has transferred ownership of the sculpture to the city. The city is working with Olson to restructure it a bit and place it near the public safety center.

According to the city, the sculpture represents the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, the Pentagon and the woods in Shanksville, Pa. The sculpture is created with a steel beam from the World Trade Center.

The sculpture will find its new home on the north side of the Grand Junction Fire Department’s new administration building. The sculpture will be on display during a grand opening of the Fire Department building at a ceremony in the summer, city officials said.


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