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World Trade Center steel beam delivered for 9/11 Memorial in Medina

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    The 9/11 Memorial is nearing completion at Medina Fire Station 1. The memorial will be unveiled July 28.

    BOB FINNAN / CHRONICLE

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    Workers give directions to a crane operator, who is moving a 2-ton steel beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The 9/11 Memorial at Medina Fire Station 1 will be dedicated July 28.

    BOB FINNAN / CHRONICLE

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    Paver bricks will surround the 9/11 Memorials twin towers and steel beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center. The memorial at Medina Fire Station 1 will be unveiled July 28.

    BOB FINNAN / CHRONICLE

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    Workers set the 2-ton steel beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center in the dirt next to the twins towers of the 9/11 Memorial at Medina Fire Station 1 on Tuesday. The memorial will be unveiled July 28.

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    A 2-ton steel beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center is delivered to the 9/11 Memorial at Medina Fire Station 1 on Tuesday. The memorial will be unveiled July 28.

    BOB FINNAN / CHRONICLE

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MEDINA — Workers erected a steel beam from the World Trade Center on Tuesday afternoon at the 9/11 Memorial being built at Fire Station 1.

The 9-foot, 2-ton steel beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center was delivered to the site Tuesday.

Two steel towers also were set in place and represent the center’s Twin Towers destroyed in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.

Medina Rotary Club’s Kelly Low, a driving force behind the memorial, said she expects as many as 300 people could attend the July 28 unveiling ceremony at Medina Fire Station 1, 300 W. Reagan Parkway.

“Our beam will be a visible reminder of what happened that day (on 9/11),” Low said. “People will be coming to Medina to see it.”

Low and the Rotary Club raised $80,000 for the memorial.

Hijacked United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania at 10:03 a.m. on 9/11 after flying over Medina County.

The 9/11 Memorial’s unveiling ceremony will start at 10:03 a.m.

Also Tuesday, Rotarians and firefighters helped move picnic benches to the new pavilion area by the memorial.

No. 1 Landscaping, 3775 Ridge Road, Granger Township, a design/build firm, has been contracted to handle work on the memorial project.

Contact reporter Bob Finnan at (330) 721-4049 or rfinnan@medina-gazette.com.


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