- Associated Press - Thursday, September 11, 2014

WESTVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A large marble sculpture commemorating the Sept. 11 attacks has been dedicated at Purdue University North Central in Westville.

The piece known as Lexeme VIII was unveiled Thursday and is a gift from artist Bill Barrett and his wife, Debora.

Campus Chancellor James Dworkin calls the sculpture a moving reminder of an event that must never be forgotten. The Times of Munster reports (https://bit.ly/1oufaHs ) the sculpture will remain on permanent outdoor display on the campus about 25 miles west of Gary.

Barrett attended high school in South Bend and has a studio in New York City just 10 blocks from what is now known as Ground Zero. In the aftermath of the attacks, Barrett began a series of work he called Lexeme, which grew to 15 pieces.

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Information from: The Times, https://www.thetimesonline.com

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