NYC: Ground Zero - St. Paul's Church - Sycamore Tree
This stump is all that remains of a 100 year-old Sycamore Tree that once stood in the nortwest corner of St. Paul's churchyard. The tree was toppled on September 11th, 2001 when the collaspe of the World Trade Center sent tons of debris hurtling towards the church, including a large steel beem from the North Tower. Miraculously, the Chapel's trees shielded it from damage and not a single pane of glass was broken throuhout the church.
In 2005, renowned sculptor Steve Tobin worked with tree experts to preserve the original Sycamore stump that you see in this picture.