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Maryland Receives World Trade Center Artifact For 9/11 Memorial

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Maryland is designing a Sept. 11 memorial to be dedicated in Baltimore next fall on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. And the state is now in possession of an artifact from the World Trade Center that will serve as the focus of the display.

The artifact -- three steel beams fused together -- was transported this week from a hangar at New York's JFK International Airport, where remains of the Twin Towers are stored. It will be held in the Dundalk Marine Terminal until its installation in Baltimore next year.

It's unclear what the Maryland memorial will ultimately look like. The state solicited applications from artists, architects and landscape designers interested in creating it. Finalists will be selected by committee in January, and will be asked to meet with community groups and Pentagon families before presenting their designs. Private donations will pay for the eventual construction.

Forty-three Marylanders died in the Sept. 11 attacks. Governor Martin O'Malley says the memorial will serve as a tribute to them and to those who fought to save them.

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