Since the tragedy of September 11 took place over 18 years back, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has donated various items from the WTC to be displayed in public spaces around the country.
Currently, “the top section of the antenna from the North Tower of the World Trade Center which had been on display at a Washington D.C. museum is being put in storage“, according to Gothamist.
The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum has been hoping to get the antenna to display for quite some time, but the museum won’t oblige.
The Newseum will be closing in December due to financial issues. The antenna has been a part of the museum’s September 11 exhibit along with other items related to the day.
The museum will be putting the World Trade Center antenna in storage along with the other items from it’s permanent collection until they find a new home to move into.
I can understand the Newseum not wanting to give away such an important piece of history from the WTC but when it was given to the museum, one stipulation was that it had to be displayed in a public place.
Due to this, one would hope that the Newseum would at least loan out the antenna to the 9/11 Museum until their new home opens.
Find out more from Gothamist here.