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article imageLanding gear from 9/11 plane found wedged between N.Y. buildings

By Marcus Hondro     Apr 26, 2013 in Odd News
A piece of landing gear from a plane that hit the World Trade Center September 11, 2001 was found Friday by surveyors. For over 11 years it sat perfectly wedged between two buildings, passersby none the wiser that American history was tucked nearby.
It's not known from which of the two planes that hit the Twin Towers, the American Airlines plane or United Airlines plane, the landing gear part comes from. New York police spokesperson Paul Browne said there is a Boeing identification number on the piece. It was found in an extremely narrow alley, about 18 inches wide, between the back of a luxury apartment building and the building at 51 Park Place, the future site of a mosque.
Debris from 9/11 still found
It is not the first time debris has been found in the area since the clean-up was officially over but this may be the biggest piece of a plane found since. Police said they will look in the alley around the debris to see what else might be found.
The piece of the plane, about 5 feet by 4 feet and 17 inches high, has not been removed because it is in a very tight spot and police are not yet sure how it will be removed. There's no word as yet on where it will be taken once it is removed. “The odds of this being wedged between there is amazing,” Browne said. “It had to have fallen just the right way to make it into that space.”
The building at 51 Park Place has a Muslim prayer space in it and is undergoing renovations to become a mosque. There were protesters that did not want a mosque so close to the place where Islamic extremists had done so much damage. Nearly 3,000 were killed when Islamic terrorists hijacked the two planes and steered them into the two World Trade Center buildings.
One World Trade Center
The debris was found three blocks from the site of the former Twin Towers. Construction continues there on One World Trade Center, a 104-story building that will be the tallest building in the Western hemisphere. The 16-acre site will see a total of eight buildings, including the National September 11 Memorial and Museum and a Performing Arts Center.
Most buildings have a planned completion date either later this year or in 2014.
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