The Trade Center steel, which arrived in Charlottesville January 27, can be seen again Sunday.
"This is a concept sketch," says Cline. "The real thing will have fantastic graphics."
The public can watch a march of Charlottesville's first responders and get a peek at the city's own chunk of World Trade Center steel as part of the "Weekend of Remembrance and Honor" to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the events of 9/11/01. Key events on Sunday, September 11, take place on the Downtown Mall and include an array of musical groups paying tribute to the horrific nation-changing events that occurred a decade earlier.
"The Mall is going to be a sea of over 200 flags," says one of the organizers, Merry Thomasson. "Besides New York, Charlottesville is going to have one of the most significant commemorations in the country."
There'll also be a speech by a retired admiral, with musical tributes from groups such as UVA's Black Voices and Glee Club, the brass ensemble of the Municipal Band– plus a performance of Gabriel Fauré's moving Requiem by the Virginia Consort and Orchestra.
The march down the Mall begins at 4:45pm with the featured event at 5pm in the nTelos Wireless Pavilion. The evening is capped with a free 7:15pm screening of a documentary called Rebirth at the Paramount Theater.
Across the mountain, Natural Bridge-based impressario "Professor" Mark Cline has something equally– if not more– dramatic in store. As previously reported, near the Kroger in Waynesboro he plans to convert an old ice building on Arch Avenue into a 93-foot-tall replica of the Twin Towers.
Cline says he will erect the dramatic spectacle on September 9, add dramatic nighttime lighting, and keep it in place for up to 30 days.
The full schedule for Charlottesville's Weekend of Remembrance, which also includes a 5K run and golf tournament, can be found at cville9-11.org.