World Trade Center installs granite monoliths to honor sickened relief workers

In this photo provided by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Michael Arad, architect of both the 9/11 Memorial and the 9/11 Memorial Glade pathway, watches as one of six granite monoliths is put into place, Saturday, April 6, 2019 in at the 9/11 Memorial New York. Six stone monoliths pointing skyward will flank the 9/11Memorial Glade pathway to honor those who who were sickened or died from toxins while cleaning up the site of the terrorist attack, as well as rescue, recovery and relief workers facing the 9/11 aftermath. (Jin S. Lee/ 9/11 Memorial & Museum via AP)
In this photo provided by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, workers help set large granite monoliths into place as they are lowered by crane, Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the 9/11 Memorial in New York. Six stone monoliths pointing skyward will flank the 9/11Memorial Glade pathway to honor those who who were sickened or died from toxins while cleaning up the site of the terrorist attack, as well as rescue, recovery and relief workers facing the 9/11 aftermath. (Jin S. Lee/ 9/11 Memorial & Museum via AP)
In this photo provided by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, workers help guide one of six granite monoliths into place as it is lowered by crane at the 9/11 Memorial, Saturday, April 6, 2019 in New York. Six stone monoliths pointing skyward will flank the 9/11Memorial Glade pathway to honor those who who were sickened or died from toxins while cleaning up the site of the terrorist attack, as well as rescue, recovery and relief workers facing the 9/11 aftermath. (Jin S. Lee/ 9/11 Memorial & Museum via AP)
In this photo provided by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, a 600-ton crane finishes lowering one the granite monoliths to the ground for installation at the 9/11 Memorial, Saturday, April 6, 2019 in New York. Six stone monoliths pointing skyward will flank the 9/11Memorial Glade pathway to honor those who who were sickened or died from toxins while cleaning up the site of the terrorist attack, as well as rescue, recovery and relief workers facing the 9/11 aftermath. (Jin S. Lee/ 9/11 Memorial & Museum via AP)
In this photo provided by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, workers use a 600-ton crane to lift a granite monolith from a flatbed trailer so it can be lowered into the 9/11 Memorial Saturday, April 6, 2019 in New York. Six stone monoliths pointing skyward will flank the 9/11Memorial Glade pathway to honor those who who were sickened or died from toxins while cleaning up the site of the terrorist attack, as well as rescue, recovery and relief workers facing the 9/11 aftermath. (Jin S. Lee / 9/11 Memorial & Museum via AP)
In this photo provided by the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, Michael Arad, architect for both the 9/11 Memorial and the 9/11 Memorial Glade pathway, places fire department arm patches from two of the fire departments that escorted the granite monoliths to the site on to wet cement Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the 9/11 Memorial in New York. The patches will be buried at the site once one of the monoliths is placed over them. (Jin S. Lee/ 9/11 Memorial & Museum via AP)
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NEW YORK (AP) — A 600-ton crane has delivered six granite monoliths to the World Trade Center — stone sculptures honoring those who were sickened or died from toxins while cleaning up the site of the terrorist attack.

On Saturday, the chiseled granite pieces were in place, pointing skyward to also honor rescue, recovery and relief workers facing the 9/11 aftermath.

The monoliths were chiseled from the Rock of Ages granite manufacturing company in Barre, Vermont, using Canadian granite.

Steel salvaged from the original World Trade Center was incorporated into the stone structures outside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.

Visitors can use a pathway flanked by the monoliths that symbolize New York’s strength and determination through adversity.

Costs were covered by New York state, plus fundraising and private donations.

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