A piece of terrible history
David Crabtree, a staff member of Winter Park, Fla.-based Architects Design Group (ADG), took this photo of a 14.5-foot, 2,500 pound steel beam from Tower No. 2 of the World Trade Center in New York that now stands as a memorial in front of the Sarasota, Fla., Police Department headquarters. The memorial to featuring the beam was dedicated this past Sept. 11 in memory of the first responders who died trying to save others in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey donated the beam to the Sarasota Police Department.
ADG designed the new police headquarters building and organized the private sector entities that contributed pro-bono services to make build the memorial. The firm, and several other consultants, worked for more than a year and a half on the design, engineering, preparation and placement services for the Tower 2 artifact.