Michelle Martin
November 28, 2012

A proposed 9/11 memorial featuring a 6-foot segment of an I-beam from Ground Zero is designed to evoke the World Trade Center and the tragedy that happened there, according to the architect who won the competition to design it.

The memorial, to be built near the fire station at Devon and Cumberland, could be done as early as next September, although a recent Park Ridge Public Art Commission meeting where it would have been discussed was cancelled.

The city’s plan is to pay for the memorial – at an estimated cost of more than $200,000 — with private donations, according to acting city manager Shawn Hamilton, and a rendering of it is on display at the Park Ridge Public Library. There is a box there to collect input from residents.

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