When The World Stops Turning
Two days after the September 11 attacks, a worker discovered two steel beams in the shape of a cross among the debris of the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan, New York City. The Ground Zero Cross quickly became a symbol of faith and hope for first responders and the community at large. On October 5, 2001, it was placed on a pedestal at Ground Zero as a historical monument, and today millions visit it at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York City.
The replica cross will be displayed from Friday, September 9, 2016 at 2pm through Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Elevate Coffee, The Shops at Norterra, located at 2530 W. Happy Valley Rd, #1273, Phoenix AZ., 85085. Every detail was captured to match the original. It stands 17 feet tall by 9 feet wide and weighs roughly 10,000 pounds. The project was funded by generous donations from the Arizona business community.
Following its display at The Shops at Norterra, the cross will be permanently located on the future campus of North Valley Community Church at the northeast side of I-17 and Jomax Road.
The people of North Valley Community Church intend this cross to serve as a symbol of hope to the 91,000 people who drive by every day, a reminder that no matter what kind of Ground Zero experience we face in life we can remember the cross and never lose hope. No matter what we go through in life, God is there.
North Valley Community Church is a non-denominational Christian church with administration offices located at 27201 N. Black Canyon Hwy., Phoenix, AZ. 85085. We meet every Sunday at Harkins Theatres, Shops at Norterra, 2550 West Happy Valley Road, Phoenix, AZ 85085 at 9 and 10:30am.