A MEMORIAL to the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks is to be erected in Ireland using a steel girder from the rubble of the World Trade Center.
Waterford City Council has been donated a small section of a steel girder from the remains of the Twin Towers in New York to make the monument.
The memorial will be located in the Viking Triangle area of the city, outside the Menapia Building on the Mall and adjacent to the iconic Waterford Crystal factory.
The site is within a cluster of small trees that are laid out in a grid pattern near the steps up to Menapia Plaza.
In a tender, the council has proposed creating the memorial out of the girder - which is 1200mm (4ft) long and 700mm (2.3ft) in height.
The proposed design “fits into the grid of trees and consists of two glass panels of identical size placed either side of the central piece containing the section of steel girder”.
The tender also proposes the installation of glass panels, associated artwork and a support system.
The two glass panels will be fixed to a reinforced concrete base and contain unique artwork and text.
The central section will support the steel girder - which itself will be held at an angle with a stone base.
Overall, an estimated 1,000 of the 2,996 people who died on September 11, 2001 had Irish-American links, while six were born in Ireland itself.
Among the Irish-born victims were Galway woman Ann Marie McHugh - who was working on the 84th floor of the South Tower - and Tipperary carpenter Martin Coughlan, who was refurbishing offices in the same building.
Also killed were Dubliners Patrick Currivan and Joanne Cregan, Sligo man Kieran Gorman and Cork native Ruth McCourt - who died on United Airlines Flight 175 alongside her four-year-old daughter, Juliana.