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Historic Koenig Sphere Returns to World Trade Center

For 30 years the Koenig Sphere was located in the World Trade Center. But after the events of 9/11 it was moved to a new location, until now!


Ordered by the Owners of the World Trade Center and the Port Authority, the Sphere was designed by Fritz Koenig. Placed at the Center of World Trade Plaza in 1971, it was meant to symbolize Unity and Peace.


After the tragic events of 9/11, something miraculous happened. The Sphere was damaged but intact! Standing like a shining beacon of hope amidst a rubble and debris, the Sphere was a true light in a time of darkness.

Photo By: 7mike5000

POST 9/11

Since being removed from the wreckage, the Sphere has resided in Battery Park. There it has stood since March 2002, a strong reminder of the resiliency and spirit of the great city in which it resides. But now it will be moved to Liberty Park, just South of the World Trade Center! All of us here are certainly thrilled to see the Sphere return to it’s home.

We can’t wait to see the Sphere return. How about you?!

And if you want to see it in person you can join one of tours and get up close and personal!