One of the largest unaltered World Trade Center remnants in upstate New York, the central column of Amsterdam’s 9/11 Memorial was especially selected not to be the tallest, but to be the best, to tell the narrative of that day, and Amsterdam’s connection to it.
From the City of Amsterdam Website:
Working with historians at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, Amsterdam’s City Historian sought a particular artifact after it was no longer required by law enforcement as evidence. This piece was a concrete and steel column from the P3 parking level of the North Tower that had survived mainly intact from not only the 2001 attack but also the nearby 1993 bombing. The piece was located, donated, and transported to Amsterdam by volunteer truckers.