I stood by it from 3:30pm-12 for a dig by it for new Whitehall subway station. The old subway station it replaced, South Ferry, was a real screecher, only the first six cars had platform access. A Staten Islanders ferry access. In Battery Park now, the top of which built by prison labor in the 1850s, it was a former immigrant entry point before Ellis Island. Some British fort-works remnants were relocated below. The "Sphere" sits on flat rounded "black" pebbles size of soap bars.
As public art in the WTC plaza it deserves a place in the City. Perhaps in the NW corner of City Hall Park, where the Nathan Hale statue once stood, before being moved to the front of City Hall. It would be close to the original site was I think. Or perhaps in the Bowling Green! - Huffington Post
After I posted this Saturday, the Sunday New York Daily News printed NY's US Senator Schumer suggested "some temporary homes: Brooklyn Bridge Park in Brooklyn, the Sept. 11 memorial on Staten Island, a waterfront space in Long Island City, Queens, or Van Cortlandt Park or Orchard Beach in the Bronx." - "Give sphere respectful home - pol" p.2 - 5/13/2012