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September 11, 2011

USS New York LPD-21

Forged from the steel of the World Trade Center.

7.5 short tons (6.8 t) of the steel used in the ship's construction came from the rubble of the World Trade Center ... The steel was melted down at Amite Foundry and Machine in Amite, Louisiana, to cast the ship's bow section. It was poured into the molds on 9 September 2003, with 7 short tons (6.4 t) cast to form the ship's "stem bar" — part of the ship's bow. The shipyard workers reportedly treated it with "reverence usually accorded to religious relics", gently touching it as they walked by. One worker delayed his retirement after 40 years' work to be part of the project.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at September 11, 2011 02:32 PM