After the September attacks on the World Trade Center (WTC), the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) stored much of the surviving steel in a hanger at JFK Airport. In September of 2009, the PANYNJ, which owns the steel, announced a new campaign to speed up the process of giving away pieces of steel to municipalities and corporations.
View the 2009 NY Times Article about the Port Authority's Management of the World Trade Center Steel.
In response to this, the Town of Cortlandt and the Villages of Buchanan and Croton-on-Hudson joined together to submit a request for steel from the WTC site to create a Memorial. This request was approved by PANYNJ and the Town and Villages are awaiting the delivery of the steel. In addition, Town Supervisor, Linda Puglisi, sent out a press release on September 7, 2010 outlining the goals and steps necessary to create the Memorial. (See latest news for a copy of this press release).
To view a 2009 NY Times Article about the U.S.S. New York which was built from the steel of the World Trade Center
To view an acticle on the current progress of the World Trade Center Site: "Up From Zero"