World Trade Tower Piece Arrives in Springville.

June 17, 2011 Updated Jun 17, 2011 at 7:01 PM EDT

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June 17, 2011 Updated Jun 17, 2011 at 7:01 PM EDT


(Springville, N.Y} A broken piece of the World Trade Center Towers was delivered to the Springville-Griffith Institute High School.

Weighing several hundred pounds and measuring close to 12 feet long, the cracked and bent steel tube will be part of a memorial to the September 11, 2001 attacks.

On its was to the high school, the truck carrying the steel, along with police and Springville Fire vehicles, passed in front of the Springville Elementary School.

Over 600 students lined the streets and waved, cheered, and sang patriotic songs.

The broken beam was released by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and was transported to Springville by Mercir Transportation.

Students at the high school will spend the summer working with advisors to create a memorial sculpture which will be placed in the school's courtyard.

Over 60 student design ideas were submitted.

The final memorial will feature a pentagon shaped grassy area, topped off with a circular shaped sculpture which surrounds two small towers.

School officials say they hope to have the project completed by the anniversary of the attacks in September.