"World Trade Center Cross"

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The World Trade Center Cross was found amidst the debris of the World Trade Center following the September 11, 2001 attacks. The cross, resembling a Christian cross received world wide attention on September 13 when one of the workers at the site found the perfectly shaped cross formed out of two twisted and melted steel beams.

Brooklyn native Frank Silecchia, a worker on the clean up project, is credited with finding the cross and has been instrumental in it's preservation. He says "Even an atheist watching this building must have said, 'Oh, my God! Evil did this work, and God prevailed to show his strength. Who's going to win? God is. He's going to have the last word. And he did here,"

The twisted metal in the form of a cross has been seen by many as a "symbol of hope, faith, and healing."

World Trade Center Cross

With the approval of New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani's office it was temporarily erected on a pedestal on a portion of the former plaza on Church Street. To make way for new construction it was temporarily relocated at St. Peter's Church, which faces the World Trade Center site.

Although the final location has not yet been determined, numerous groups and families of the victims want the cross to be included in the World Trade Center Memorial; however some Atheists and similar groups disagree.

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