WORLD TRADE CENTER (WTC) MEMORIAL
May 27, 2011
U.S. department of Homeland Securities, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has asked B&B Metal arts to create a 9/11 artistic memorial which will include an original existing piece of the World Trade Center WTC I Beam for display for up to seven airports across Kansas. The artistic memorial is a gift of free will of B&B Metal Arts. The Memorial will be recognized at the Wichita Airport on the 9/11 10th Anniversary. Wichita Mid-Continent Airport is the largest commercial and general aviation complex in Kansas.
The original I Beam consists of 11” wide x 20” tall. The thickness is 1”. Each foot weighs 119 pounds. OSHA was contacted to test the I beam for safety. The final protective finish is also being investigated. The steel I beam contained in the World Trade Center Memorial is a section cut from item G-1043. It was transferred by the United States District Court Southern District of New York to the Transportation Security Administration Office at Mid- Continent Airport through efforts for Phillip Garcia and Robin Farlow under the direction of Mr. Keith Osborn, Field Security Director.
The picture on the left represents the concept art drawing. It shows the detail of the 11”x20”x24” original I-beam. The picture consists of our American flag with 9 stars and 11 stripes representing 9/11. The World Trade Center Twin Towers represents one of the major terror places which took place. The eagle is representing the freedom and carrying the burden of the event. To the right is a smaller steel replica of what the actual memorial will look like.
Above is the quality and fine art detail the final memorial will have. Every hand sculptured piece will consist of stainless steel for quality and long life of the art. The finish will be torch flame treated to produce different colors. Even though the concept has colors, the blue red and white will be represented by different flame tones as each piece is heated differently.
The following is a quote form New York Times, Sept 6, 2009:
“In Wichita, Kan., the Transportation Security Administration awaits shipment of a 600 pound piece of steel. Officials plan to chop it into eight pieces and display each piece in one of the state’s airports. “Most of these are really,really small airports,” Kieth Osborn, the security director. "
ICT- Wichita, Kansas
The memorial will be temporarily placed at the above location. Following the completion of the new terminal, the artwork will transfered to be a permanent display. The new terminal will be completed within the next two to three years. The sponsors name plaque will also be included. The memorial will coniste of a 4ft (48”) circle with the eagle wingspan of 56” , making it the largest memorial. The 24” section of the i-beam with the massive crack will be displayed.
The other airports will also receive a 2 ft memorial featuring a piece of the original i-beam.
We Will Never Forget
The steel I-beam contained in this World Trade Center Memorial is a section cut from item G-0143. It was transferred by the United States District Court Southern District of New York to the Transportation Security Administration Office at Mid-Continent Airport through the extraordinary efforts of TSA employees Phillip Garcia, Robin Farlow, and under the direction of Mr. Keith Osborn, Field Securtiy Advisor.
Brent and Bruce with a sample of an eagle Keith Osborne explaining the 9-11 memorial process and upcoming ceremony
Bruce and Brent with samples of the twin towers which will be featured on each memorial
TSA agents from Great Bend with Bruce and Brent in front of the Wichita and Great Bend memorials
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