The 9/11 artifacts will be eventually the centerpiece of a free event at Civic Center Park in Denver on Sept. 11, 10 years after the terrorist attacks, and will become part of displays at The CELL - a counterterrorism museum - and Babi Yar Park in Denver in two years. In the meantime, the pieces will be in and out of a storage unit.
On Monday, the public had the chance to view the World Trade Center steel - 230,000 pounds of it - as it made its way through metro Denver.
"I think the ultimate feeling is a reflection and remembrance but also paying tribute to what our country has done to prevail over this challenge," Melanie Pearlman, Executive Director of The CELL, said.
The project is being financed by the Mizel Institute. Larry Mizel is a wealthy homebuilder, prominent Republican donor and supporter of pro-Israel causes. The CELL, the anti-terrorism museum he founded, promises the events involving the 9/11 artifacts will be non-partisan.
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