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Gander looking at options for displaying 9/11 steel more prominently

This piece of steel from the World Trade Centre was gifted to the Town of Gander in 2011 on the 10th anniversary of the 9-11, 2001 attacks on the United States.
This piece of steel from the World Trade Centre was gifted to the Town of Gander in 2011 on the 10th anniversary of the 9-11, 2001 attacks on the United States. - Nicholas Mercer

A piece of damaged steel sits on the floor in the lobby of Gander’s town hall. 
The steel is a remnant from the debris of the World Trade Centre in New York City in the wake of terrorist attacks on the city in September, 2001. 
It is one of two pieces gifted to the town on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 from the United States, as a way to say thank you for the work the town and the surrounding area did for the over 3,000 passengers who found themselves stranded when American air space closed in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks. 
Up until Friday, Aug. 16, the steel has been sitting on a piece of green blanket nestled behind a trio of flags in the lobby. 
The town hopes to create a better display for this significant piece of memorabilia.
During the council meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 14, council debated options.
While there was discussion about erecting a compassion monument in the town with the steel as the centrepiece, council felt that could be costly. 
As a result, councillors discussed whether to have the town’s public works department come up with an idea that would be aesthetically pleasing as well as cost effective.
For now, it will be re-positioned in the lobby to be a little more noticeable, while council contemplates options for a better, permanent, display.
 “It was meant as a gift to the people of Gander,” said Gander Mayor Percy Farwell. “It isn’t appropriate where it was.” 

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