by Collin Lessing, JVA Consulting
Back in January 2010, we shared on Nonprofit Street that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had approved a request from the Mizel Museum to acquire steel from the World Trade Center site. The steel arrived in Denver this week and on Monday was transported to different display locations across Denver, including right across the street from JVA’s office at Sloan Lake. Several members of the JVA team had the opportunity to make the short walk across Sheridan Boulevard to see the memorial firsthand.
While waiting for the arrival of the display, the park was quiet, and there was only a small crowd of people. Interested in what brought others here, I had a conversation with a man who was waiting patiently with his granddaughter to view the memorial.
Following our conversation, police motorcycles and military vehicles arrived, escorting a flatbed truck carrying more than 200,000 pounds of steel. It seemed that as quickly as the caravan pulled to a stop on West 26th Avenue, the area was filled with people ready to pay their respects.
If you were not able to attend one of these displays, the beams are planned to be included in displays at the Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (CELL) later this year, and at Babi Yar Park in 2012, according to an article in the Denver Post.