Tinton Falls, New Jersey: World Trade Center Replica

In front of the firehouse, twin 15-ft. tall I-beams from the World Trade Center replace an earlier 8-ft. tall super-literal replica of the towers, complete with plane impacts, destroyed in a 2009 storm.

Tinton Falls Fire Dept.

Address:
Tinton Ave., Tinton Falls, NJ
Directions:
Outside the Tinton Falls Fire Dept. Corner of Tinton and Sycamore Aves, firehouse is across from the Grist Mill and south of Charlie Brown's.
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Plaque on the new World Trade Center memorial.

World Trade Center Replica

Replacement memorial. The original tribute monument has been replaced by two World Trade center I beams. Still a very powerful memorial.

[Janet, 04/26/2012]

So now there's a replacement memorial, and a memorial to the original memorial.

Twin i-beams memorial.

9/11 Memorial - Twin Rusted I-Beams

In August 2011, a pair of 15-ft. tall I-beams, salvaged from the debris of the World Trade Center, were erected in front of the firehouse in Tinton Falls. The twin towers of rusted steel take the place of an earlier, super-literal replica of the buildings, a memorial to the victims of the 2001 terror attacks. Intended as a temporary monument, a storm in 2008 destroyed it.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 09/11/2011]

May 2012 - photo added.

World Trade Center - Towers Fall

The twin towers memorial replica in front of the Tinton Falls fire department have been blown down and damaged beyond repair in a storm. Right now there are plywood stand-ins for the towers as the original creator is planning to replace them with a sturdier version.

[Sean, 02/13/2009]

Replica of the Twin Towers.

World Trade Center memorial replica

The 8-ft. tall plywood replica still stands in front of the firehouse in Tinton Falls. This is perhaps the most literal of 9-11 memorials within NYC commuter range; we noticed on a night visit the skyscrapers are cleverly lit from within by bulbs and an arrangement of mirrors. The broadcast tower and other roof lighting is faithfully reproduced. It eerily simulates how the real towers once looked on the Manhattan skyline to New Jerseyans. Details have been added to the memorial, including a replica of the sphere sculpture on the ground plaza, and "X" marks where the jets struck the towers. Tinton Falls was one of many towns along the NJ Shore train line to lose residents in the attack.

[Roadsideamerica.com Team, 09/08/2005]

Replica of the Twin Towers.

World Trade Center towers memorial replica

Police officer and fire company volunteer Jared Stevens constructed this detailed 8-ft. tall plywood replica to commemorate those lost on September 11. The morning of the attack, while in NYC, he had dropped a friend off at the World Trade Center for work, and never saw him again.

He built the replica in his garage in November, painting, carving and drilling over 40,000 holes (for the windows). It was installed in mid-December in front of Fire Company No. 1 in Tinton Falls, one of the commuter towns that lost residents in the attack. Personal memorials, flowers and photos have been added around the base by other visitors, and fire company stickers adorn some of the middle floors on the towers.

Visitors are advised to pull into the fire company parking lot for brief visits.

[Roadside America Team, 03/10/2002]

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