Absecon received a special delivery from New York on Wednesday afternoon that will be given a permanent home in the future.

A tractor-trailer delivered a 16-foot piece of one of the Twin Towers that were destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, Mayor John Armstrong said. The city will work with its Community Affairs Committee, which is made up of city residents, to determine a permanent site for a memorial to remember the victims of Sept. 11, he said.

The city will then work on fundraising to erect the memorial, he said.  The piece of the building is currently being held at the city’s Public Works facility off Pitney Road, Armstrong said.

The mayor also thanked Kline Construction, of Galloway, and Iaconelli Contracting Co., of Absecon, for helping transport the material from New York.

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