HIGHWOOD, IL (SEPTEMBER 11, 2015) – To honor the lives lost on September 11, 2001, the City of Highwood will unveil a sculpture containing a remnant of the World Trade Center tower debris created by world renowned, local artist Julie Rotblatt-Amrany on September 11, 2015 at 11 am in front of Highwood City Hall, 17 Highwood Avenue. The World Trade Center piece was a gift to the City of Highwood, and this bronze and stainless steel piece entitled ‘Solace’ depicts a fireman taking a moment to acknowledge those who perished on that day.
“This piece was created to serve as a memorial to those who lost their lives in the heinous act of terrorism, 14 years ago,” says Rotblatt-Amrany. “Solace came as the we joined together as a nation to weather the loss and as we continue to remember and honor those who died on that day.”
Midwest Young Artists will be onsite singing the National Anthem, as well as Highland Park High School’s Chamber group, Voices Rising. A light reception will follow the dedication and the public is welcome.
The Falberg and Amrany families gifted this sculpture to the City of Highwood.