Gansevoort, NY, Sep 06, 2011 — Many communities will take some time on Sunday to pause and remember the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington DC and rural Pennsylvania. A sculpture that uses twisted metal beams from the World Trade Center will be unveiled Sunday in the Saratoga county hamlet of Gansevoort.
It's titled, Tempered by Memory, and artists Noah Savett and John Van Alstine are disappointed that plans to place the sculpture permanently in Saratoga Springs are on hold. But they're optimistic. A toned-down unveiling of their sculpture will be held at the NS Associates steel yard on Pettis Road in Gansevoort at noon on Sunday, the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
Todd Moe spoke with artist John Van Alstine, who lives in the southern Adirondacks. He says using the resurrected steel for art, and trying to please everyone, were challenges.