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Sculpture park's first permanent installation is tribute to 9/11 victim

A work designed by artist Michael Richards during his residency at Franconia Sculpture Park now has a permanent place in the park. The unveiling of the work was a tribute to Richards, who had studio space in New York's World Trade Center when the towers were destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
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A sculpture by Michael Richards will be dedicated at Franconia Sculpture Park near Taylors Falls Tuesday, as a tribute to the artist who was killed in the 9/11 attacks in New York.

Richards designed the work during a residency at Franconia, where it becomes the first permanent installation. The sculpture, called Are You Down? includes three life-sized figures representing members of the Tuskegee Airmen. The World War Two fighter pilots were a common theme in Richards' work.

The ceremony comes as Americans remember the attacks of eleven years ago.

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