World Trade Center Steel Escorted Through Denver

Public Can See Artifacts In Civic Center Park Or At Sloans Lake

A police and military escort will be leading a flatbed truck through Denver on Monday that will be carrying 230,000 pounds of twisted steel from the wreckage of the World Trade Center towers.

The 16 pieces of steel will be used to mark the attack on the World Trade Center 10 years ago on Sept. 11. The artifacts will be displayed at Denver's Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab (the CELL) in September and Babi Yar Park in the future.

On Monday morning, the steel which will be used for the memorials in 15 Colorado cities, made a procession from Buckley Air Force Base to Civic Center Park.

That's where Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock will outline Colorado's plans to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks. Those plans include a free concert with renowned musicians that will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 11, 2011, in Denver’s Civic Center Park.

The public can see the steel at Civic Center Park at 10:15 a.m. and at Sloans Lake at 12:45 p.m.

The exact route of its procession on Monday, Aug. 8, is as follows:

8 am. Col. Dan Dant, 460th Space Wing and Installation Commander at Buckley Air Force Base, will lead a military ceremony paying tribute to the arrival of the World Trade Center steel. The steel, draped with an American flag, will be escorted by Buckley Air Force Base Honor Guard and Air Force personnel will be lined along the street at attention, saluting as the steel leaves the base.

8:30 a.m. Police and military escort the steel as it departs Buckley at 8:30 a.m. The police escort will be led by the Colorado State Patrol with officers from five metro-area police jurisdictions. It will be traveling: East 6th Avenue & North Chambers Road North Chambers Road to East Colfax Avenue East Colfax Avenue to Downtown Denver East Colfax Avenue to 15th Street 15th Street to Wynkoop Street Wynkoop Street to 17th Street 17th Street to Broadway Broadway to East Colfax Avenue East Colfax Avenue to 1437 Bannock St. (in front of City & County Building)

10:15 AM Arrival of WTC artifacts at news conference at Civic Center Park. Public is welcome

12:15 PM WTC artifacts depart News Conference Bannock Street to 13th Avenue 13th Avenue to North Speer Boulevard North Speer Boulevard to West Colfax Avenue West Colfax Avenue to Federal Boulevard Federal Boulevard to West 26th Avenue West 26th Avenue to Yates Street Yates Street to Byron Place (into the park)

12:45 PM WTC artifacts arrive at Sloans Lake, public is welcome

1:15 PM WTC artifacts depart Sloans Lake West Byron Place to Sheridan Boulevard Sheridan Boulevard to West Colfax Avenue West Colfax Avenue to Broadway Broadway to East Dry Creek Road East Dry Creek Road to Inverness Boulevard Inverness Boulevard to Villagio entrance (first right) Procession to end at District 475

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