This is excellent news, and the statue should never have been placed anywhere near the site of the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center.
And TAM Kitten made an excellent observation last week after hearing about the statue honoring Saudi Arabia being placed near Ground Zero: After the attack, there were reports of Palestinians in the West Bank handing out candy to “celebrate” the horrific event, so that the “candy” statue at Ground Zero seemed particularly jarring.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will remove an art installation featuring a nine-foot tall statue of Saudi Arabia’s flag from the World Trade Center campus.
“We have been in contact with the 9/11 Memorial and various stakeholders, and in full collaboration with the artist will relocate the exhibit from its current location,” a spokesperson for the organization told Observer on Monday. “We believe this solution respects the unique sensitivities of the site and preserves the artistic integrity of the exhibit.”
Created by French sculptor Laurence Jenkell in 2011, the exhibit ‘Candy Nations’ depicts countries in the G20 Summit as candy statues, and has been featured at over 25 sites across the world….