Before the terrorist attack on September 11th, 2000, the World Trade Center was a showcase for the arts.

  The 1971 Sphere for Plaza Fountain, a massive, rotating Fritz Koenig sculpture.
James Rosati's 1967 28' x 23' stainless steel sculpture, Ideogram.

Masayuki Nagare’s , sculpture survived and then the truth was destroyed by workers.

WTC Building One - Louise Nevelson's 1978 abstract organic wall sculpture
WTC Building Two - Joan Miro's 1974 tapestry.
WTC Building Six - Alexander Calder’s abstract work, Red Stabile. Along with his "Bent Propeller" created in 1970. 
WTC Building Seven - Roy Lichtenstein's "Entablture" series hung in the lobby.
World Trade Center- Architecture by Minoru Yamasaki
Cantor Fitsgerald Foundation-Four Rodin works in the Cantor Fitzgerald offices.


Art News Online, "The attacks on the World Trade Center also destroyed the offices of more than 400 companies that contained tens of millions of dollars’ worth of art. Dietrich von Frank, president and chief executive officer of AXA Nordstern Art Insurance, has predicted art losses from the terrorist attacks of more than $100 million, based on his knowledge of the collections in the buildings.


A temporary art action conceived for downtown New York City in response to the September 11, 2001 tragedies, was conceived by artists Julian LaVerdiere and Paul Myoda and architects John Bennett and Gustavo Bonevardi.

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