World Trade Center Memorial
U.S. Department of Homeland Securities, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has asked B&B Metal Arts to create a 9/11 artistic memorials which will include an original existing piece of the World Trade Center 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 Memorials 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 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 from New York Times, Sept 6, 2009:
"In Wichita, Kansas, 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," Keith Osborn, the security director."