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Apr 26, 2010 1:44 PM

Chunk of World Trade Center arrives in Colorado Springs

A beam from the World Trade Center is now in Colorado Springs as part of a memorial to be built at Schriever Air Force Base.  The 50th Space Wing welcomed the twisted piece of steel with full military honors Monday morning.

The box beam was recovered from the wreckage of the World Trade Center after its collapse on Sept. 11, 2001. This style beam was used to connect I-beams and run mechanical devices from floor to floor, such as wiring and phone cables.

Don Addy, National Homeland Defense Foundation, acquired the WTC box beam from the New York/New Jersey Port Authority and presented to men and women of Schriever AFB as a gift.

 

 

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