First Responders Park
374 W. Main St.
Westerville, OH 43081
(614) 794-0401

A piece of World Trade Center steel 18 feet long and weighing 2 tons is the centerpiece of First Responders Park, nestled next to Fire Station 111 in Westerville, Ohio

The steel, knows as C-40, was part of the impact site of the first plane that hit the buildings on September 11, 2001. In its final resting place, C-40 stands upright, facing the same direction as it once did as part of the exterior structure of WTC 1 in New York City.

C-40 was transported from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md, to Westerville in August 2009.  The steel had been part of the federal investigation into the collapse of the Towers. It once spanned the 98th-101th floors on the north face of WTC 1 which was struck by a 767 aircraft at 8:46am that day.

Within a year, First Responders Park is also home to a sculpture called "The Crossing", designed by by Steve Geddes & Bob Moore, honoring the memory of fallen firefighter Dave Theisen. The park provides all fire fighters, peace officers and dispatch personnel, as well as the public, an inspirational and healing setting in which to celebrate the achievements and contemplate the losses experienced by this dedicated group. Furthermore, this memorial also stands as a monument to all the courageous men and women who serve, or have served, their communities and our country with honor.

WFF Memorial Website

Honoring First Responders. Honoring America.
September 11, 2009: C-40 is brought to Westerville.

Watch the video of C-40's Installation Here!
(Thanks to Steve Brandenburg of Act I Video Production!)

 

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