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Public Art Project in Battery Park

by Katie Fisher
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Katie Fisher, WFUV

A new exhibit in New York City's Battery Park takes a personal look at 9/11.

As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, a new art exhibit dedicated to the attacks was unveiled Thursday in New York City's Battery Park.

It's the culmination of a public art project that collected stories and artwork about the terror attacks.  The installation combines over 200 reflections from residents and visitors of Lower Manhattan.

The reflections are now strung together on bamboo poles. Warrie Price with the Battery Conservatory said the project goes beyond the display.

"It's not just what you see here at this moment," said Price. "It's been the process of people coming together in various locations to share their feelings, their emotions."

Jim O'Shea, a downtown resident, shared a personal story he wrote about 9/11 for the project.  He said he's grateful to see the display up and running.

"It's something well deserved because it's something we should never forget," said O'Shea.  "We should learn from it, and what I learned from was the more we touch others and they touch us the more we grow together."

The project will be displayed in the park's Garden of Remembrance through Friday night and then again closer to the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

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