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BEVERLY HILLS (CBS) — A twisted piece of structural steel from one of the World Trade Center towers that collapsed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks arrived at a Beverly Hills fire station on Tuesday.

The roughly 30-foot, 1,900-pound beam was acquired by firefighters who approached the New York City-based committee in charge of relics from the Lower Manhattan site.

“If you imagine a drinking straw bent in half, then twisted all to heck, that’s what it looks like,” said Reggie Sully of McCoy Construction, who was overseeing the installation.

A crane is placing the vaguely V-shaped mass onto a pedestal next to the fire station at 445 Rexford Drive, where it will remained covered for the rest of the summer and be unveiled during a dedication set for Sept. 11.

McCoy said all funds for the memorial were privately raised.

“When I put out the bid for the concrete work, all I got back was a note with the owners’ initials,” he said. “When I called to find out what that meant, I was told it meant there was no charge.”

That alone was worth about $50,000, he said.

The sculpture will be part of the Beverly Hills 9/11 Memorial Garden.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

Comments (3)
  1. icecream says:

    We can hang terrorists and their sympathizers from it.

  2. chili says:

    A buddy and I Welded that thing in today!

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