The photograph “Steel Standing,” of the World Trade Center Building after the 9/11 attack, is on display in the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building’s lobby. The 7-foot, solid wood framed photo will be the first work of art to be permanently on display in the building.
The artist, Anthony Whitaker, said, “Harlem suffered losses on the attack of the World Trade Center also. I felt very much compelled to have a long-standing inspirational and spiritual remembrance for Harlem residents, and also for national and international visitors to view.” Whitaker, known as the “Man of Steel,” is an award-winning artist residing in Harlem.
Proceeds from the sale of his licensed artwork are being donated to the National September 11th Memorial and Wounded Warriors, a nonprofit that helps wounded soldiers returning from active duty in the U.S. Military.