9/11 memorial tiles to go on MTA plant

Names of those killed on 9/11 are seen

Names of those killed on 9/11 are seen around a memorial pool at the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site. (Sept. 11, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

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A memorial that sprung up at a Greenwich Village lot a day after the Sept. 11 attacks will be incorporated into the exterior of a planned MTA ventilation plant.

The so-called Tiles for America started off as a group of angel figures tied to a fence as get-well messages to those who were injured in the attacks. It soon turned into a site including thousands of ceramic squares honoring the dead.

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The New York Post says the tiles will be placed on the plant's lower exterior wall.

MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz said officials worked hard to come up with a design that would please residents.

But not everyone is happy.

Andrew Berman of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation says it looks like a brick-faced tomb.


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