WTC Beams – More than steel
The larger steel beams released to the Village of Oak Lawn are a deeply moving snapshot in time. The damage from heat and blunt forces left marks along every surface. The steel tells a story that is unmistakable.
The beams are more than steel, however. There are remnants of concrete attached in chunks across the scarred surfaces. This concrete is shattered, cracked, discolored and every bit as historic and meaningful as the steel that supports it.
The next few posts will describe how your Monumental Team has made efforts to stabilize these concrete remnants so that they will be visible for generations. It is quite a story to tell.
For today, with this post, I am featuring the concrete itself. It was the first time that I was able to be this close to the larger beams and it was extremely moving. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
Check back soon for the rest of the story about the concrete.