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Koenig: The Sphere
Fritz Koenig (1924-) is a German artist. The coloring page above is based upon Koenig's damaged sculpture, "The Sphere," located at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City. (Koenig originally called his sculpture "Große Kugelkaryatide.") The bronze sculpture was originally 27 feet tall; it was cast in 52 segments and was constructed in Bremen, Germany from 1967-1970.
At the base of the sculpture is a plaque with the following inscription, "For three decades, this sculpture stood in the plaza of the World Trade Center. Entitled "The Sphere," it was conceived by artist Fritz Koenig as a symbol of world peace. It was damaged during the tragic terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but endures as an icon of hope and the indestructible spirit of humanity. The sphere was placed here on March 11, 2002 in memory of all who lost their lives to terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center."
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