9/11 London Memorial

miya_ando_&_sculptureThe unveiling in Battersea Park, London.

New York-based artist Miya Ando created a sculpture from a 28-foot-tall shard of the fallen World Trade Center, which was erected in London’s Battersea Park to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the attacks.

In cities and countries that have also been struck by terrorism, the question of how to commemorate 9/11 is especially sensitive. In Britain, the nonprofit 9/11 London Project introduced an educational program on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Its purpose was to help teachers broach the subject of 9/11 and its aftermath to students. “If we stop just one kid from turning toward extremism it will be worth it,” said Peter Rosengard, a London insurance executive who founded the project.

The educational program grew out of Mr. Rosengard’s mission to bring a piece of World Trade Center steel to London in time for the 10th anniversary of the attacks. Asked why he felt compelled to do this, since he did not know any of the victims of the attacks, he stated, “It just felt right,” he said. “I knew I had to do it. 9/11 changed our world. I love New York. It just felt right.”