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To the Struggle Against World Terrorism (also known as the Tear of Grief and the Tear Drop Memorial) is a 10-story-high sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli that was given to the United States as an official gift of the Russian government as a memorial to the victims of the September 11 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.[1] It stands on The Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor in New Jersey and was dedicated on September 11, 2006 in a ceremony attended by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.[1][2]

The sculpture is in the form of a 100-foot (30 m) tower made of steel and coated in bronze, split with a jagged opening through the middle.[1] Inside the opening hangs a large stainless-steel teardrop, 40 feet (12 m) high,[1] in memory of those whose lives were lost during terrorist attacks in the United States.[3] The eleven sides of the monument's base bear granite name plates, on which are etched the names of those that died in the September 11 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.[4]

Tsereteli has not disclosed the cost of the sculpture except to say that he was paying for labor and materials. A lawyer for the sculptor released the cost of the figure at about $12 million

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  1. This gift from the Russia people symbolizes how much more we have in common with Russia since 9/11. I was just turned away from visiting the memorial by bike by a obnoxious local police officer stationed at the guard shack at the entrance to the access road to the monument. The security of the state takes precedence. Everybody is a suspect.

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  2. This gift from the Russia people symbolizes how much more we have in common with Russia since 9/11. I was just turned away from visiting the memorial by bike by a obnoxious local police officer stationed at the guard shack at the entrance to the access road to the monument. The security of the state takes precedence. Everybody is a suspect.

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