Fritz Koenig, sculptor whose art withstood 9/11 attack, dies

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BERLIN (AP) – Fritz Koenig, a German sculptor whose work “The Sphere” became a symbol of resilience after the 9/11 attacks in New York, has died. He was 92. Koenig, a well-known artist thanks to his distinctive large statues and sculptures, created the ball-shaped bronze over a four-year period starting in 1967. Originally called “Grosse Kugelkaryatide N.Y.,” the 25-foot- (7.7 meter) -high sculpture stood at the foot of the World Trade Center from 1971 until Sept. 11, 2001, when al-Qaida hijackers flew airliners into the twin towers… Read more

Image: The Sphere (Fritz Koenig, 1971) a 45.000 pounds sculpture, used to adorn (Source)