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9/11 sculpture moving to Peconic park

A 25-foot sculpture of an osprey sitting atop a piece of steel from the World Trade Center will be relocated from a shipyard in Greenport to a park in Peconic in time for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

The sculpture, made of lattice-style metal by artist Roberto Juilio Bessin, will be moved from the Greenport Yacht Building, an old shipyard, to Jean Cochran Town Park in Peconic.

North Fork Helicopter and Aircrane Inc. will airlift the bird for the approximately 8-mile trip.
The monument is owned by Herman Miller of Miller Environmental of Calverton and was offered to the town of Southold for placement in a town park.

“We are happy and willing to play host to the statue,” said Southold Town Supervisor Scott Russell. “It’s a stunning work of art.”

The town is planning a ceremony for the statue’s new location as well as Sept. 11 anniversary commemorations, Russell said.


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