After years of trying to find an ideal spot to relocate a 5,000-pound metal sculpture of an the group in charge of this tribute to those lost in the attacks of Sept.11 have decided that in Peconic is the place for the bird.
Now they need help moving it.
The sculpture is presently being repaired at the and its 25-foot column — a piece from the World Trade Center — has already been transported to Cochran Park, according to a press release from the group that raised funds and contracted to have the sculpture commissioned.
"The decision to move the memorial was based on the sculpture’s vulnerability to damage and its low visitation," the press release said.
Citing wear and tear at the end of the Greenport dock, and a remote location, Jim Miller — part of the group in charge of the osprey — said in previous interviews with North Fork Patch that he wanted the sculpture moved to a location where people could actually touch it in time for the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
The decision provoked many who thought there was not enough public input on the move.
Artist Roberto Julio Bessin, who welded the sculpture, will oversee the entire relocation process. The group is looking for the services of a concrete company for the footings as well as a helicopter service to assist with relocating the osprey sculpture to the Park.
Interested parties can contact Tracey Orlando at 631-765-6597.