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Road Closures, Parking Restrictions for WTC Steel Ceremony

by ARLnow.com — August 23, 2010 at 12:44 pm 805 4 Comments

On Sunday morning, Arlington County will hold a ceremony to formally accept a gift of World Trade Center steel from New York City. The ceremony will take place at 11:00 a.m. Arlington’s Fire Station No. 5 (1750 S. Hayes Street) in Pentagon City — which housed the first firefighters to respond to the Pentagon on 9/11.

The event should attract a large crowd. At least 500 motorcyclists are expected to escort the steel from New York City to the fire station and a middle school choir will be driving up from Georgia to participate in the ceremony.

To handle the crowds, South Hayes Street will be closed from South Fern Street to 15th Street for much of the day, and parking restrictions will be put in place in the area.

The ceremony will be held rain or shine.

  • TGEoA

    Is Babs Favola attending with a pastel pallet to convert this into “art”?

  • Arlington

    How big is it? Where are we going to put it? And what’s with the motorcycles? Sorry, I’ll pass.

  • Nice

    There are many ideas for this piece of the WTC. The motorcycles are firefighters from FDNY escorting it down. It is actually a pretty big deal. But go ahead and pass.

    • Arlington

      What kind of ideas?

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