'Last Column' back at World Trade Center site
(AP) - A museum dedicated to the September 11 attacksat ground zero has a new marker.
A 58-ton, 36-foot-tall beam from the World Trade Center waslifted into place at the west side of the trade center site, whereit will be a featured part of a planned National September 11Memorial and Museum.
The beam is known as the "Last Column" and was the finalstanding steel column removed from ground zero. It spent more thanseven years in storage in a hangar at Kennedy InternationalAirport. Joseph Daniels, the head of the 9/11 Memorial Foundation,says plans call for other artifacts, including a fire truck damagedafter the attacks, to be placed in the museum.
Retired firefighter Lee Ielpi was among those watching as thecolumn was eased into place. His son Jonathan was among thefirefighters who died on September 11, and Ielpi calls today "aproud day."
To view Chopper 12 footage of the scene, go to Channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.