(NEW YORK POST) A Virginia auction house is seeking to put a price on a piece of 9/11 by selling a 20-ton monument made from two steel beams salvaged from the fallen north tower of the World Trade Center.
The memorial was commissioned shortly after the terror attacks by Fletcher Smoak Jr., former owner of a Salem, Va.-based brick company. He acquired the beams for $1,500 from a friend who ran a New York-area scrap-metal company.
“It’s very moving,” Smoak said of the memorial he fashioned from the beams, which are propped up so they resemble the Twin Towers. “They were covered in ash. We cleaned them up.”
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