Temporary home chosen for Koenig sphere

BY ALINE REYNOLDS | To locals’ surprise, the famed Fritz Koenig sphere that survived the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks is still in Battery Park, its resting place since the early 2000s.

But it won’t be for long.

Late Friday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the sphere’s owner, said that it has found a new temporary home for the 25-foot-tall bronze sculpture to be announced next week. According to previous reports, Port Authority officials had been considering relocating the sphere to the new Liberty Park — located next to the World Trade Center, its original home.

“We have worked tirelessly to find a new, accessible public space for this important symbol of hope amid devastation,” said Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye. “We believe this sculpture should continue to reside in a location where New Yorkers and people from around the region, nation and the world can view this important reminder of survival and resilience.”

Officials from the Battery Conservancy previously said that the sphere was to be hauled away to Hanger 17  at John F. Kennedy Airport by April 30.

It wasn’t immediately clear when the sphere would be relocated.

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