BBC News – French artist Laurence Jenkell said she wanted to “celebrate mankind” with the work, but its proximity to Ground Zero in New York was criticiszed as insensitive. Some hold Saudi Arabia partly responsible for the 2001 attacks.
Fifteen of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were Saudi nationals, but the kingdom has denied any role. Following the complaints, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey confirmed it was moving all 20 sculptures from the current site in the World Trade Center complex.
“We have been in contact with the 9/11 Memorial and various stakeholders, and in full collaboration with the artist will relocate the exhibit from its current location,” a spokesperson told BBC News.