The Teardrop: A Gift from Russia to America That You Haven’t Heard About

Have you heard about a wonderful gift from the Russian people to the Americans on their 5th anniversary of WTC 911?

Said gift was funded by private donations and has received warm reception from those who understood the message, while the Cabalist media either ignored it outright, or chose to ridicule the sincerity of the effort [here, and here].

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On the trail of New York’s lost Teardrop: John Craven tracks down a forgotten monument to the 9/11 victims

By JOHN CRAVEN Daily Mail, UK

About 50 million people visit New York every year and more than eight million live there but no one seems to have heard of The Teardrop…which is odd because it is a 100ft tall, 175-ton memorial to those who died on the city’s blackest day. Learning of its existence by chance, I tried to discover more from locals at Ground Zero, where the Twin Towers of the World Trade Centre stood until September 11, 2001, and was met with blank expressions.

The one person who did know was an official guide but he said: ‘I bet 99 per cent of New Yorkers haven’t a clue where it is.’

Our search began at the World Trade Centre station, where a train took us to Exchange Place in New Jersey. From then on, instructions were vague – we had to catch a light-railway tram for eight stops along the Jersey shoreline to 34th Street in Bayonne and ask around.

Eventually someone walked by and kindly offered to call a local taxi firm on his mobile. He’d never heard of The Teardrop but luckily the taxi driver had. He drove us two miles across a wasteland which was once an army base until we came to an isolated quay. And there, high on a mound, stood the monument – a massive bronze-clad block with a great gash down the middle into which is suspended a 40ft, four-ton shiny nickel teardrop.

In the far distance were the skyscrapers of Manhattan. Around the base of The Teardrop were the names of all those who died on 9/11 – including 26 Russians.

Touching: John Craven poses next to The Teardrop (left) in New York. The massive bronze-clad block features a great gash down the middle into which is suspended a 40ft, four-ton nickel teardrop Credit: Daily Mail, UK.

Touching: John Craven poses next to The Teardrop (left) in New York. The massive bronze-clad block features a great gash down the middle into which is suspended a 40ft, four-ton nickel teardrop Credit: Daily Mail, UK.

In fact the monument was a gift – an expression of grief – from the people of Russia to the US and officially named ‘To the struggle against world terrorism’.

Vladimir Putin was there when construction began and Bill Clinton attended the dedication ceremony in 2006.

Since then, it has been forgotten.

‘Nobody ever comes here,’ said the taxi driver. Indeed, we were the only visitors.

Surely it hadn’t been snubbed because it was from an old enemy?

I did some research and found that its designer, Zurab Tsereteli – one of Russia’s leading sculptors – went to Ground Zero after the attack. He was told boats and ferries had shuttled survivors across to New Jersey, where many of the victims had lived.

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Learning that, he wanted his statue to be on the remote waterfront there with Manhattan as the backdrop. So the explanation for the anonymity of this most touching tribute is probably no more sinister than: out of sight, out of mind – and that needs remedying.

The monument was designed by Zurab Tsereteli, one of Russia's leading sculptors
Tribute: The monument was designed by Zurab Tsereteli, one of Russia’s leading sculptors –Credit: Daily Mail, UK

My Teardrop quest happened during my first visit to the Big Apple since 9/11 and the city seemed a less aggressive place, though still full of new surprises. We walked through one of them, the High Line, which meanders for a mile on the West side. It was once an overhead freight line and now it’s full of flower beds and trees.

We stayed at the Soho Grand on West Broadway. It reflects the way the neighbourhood has been transformed from gritty industrial to tasteful, upmarket chic.

Our room had a splendid view across to the Empire State and my favourite skyscraper, the Chrysler Building. Until, that is, the last morning when it was blanked out by an unexpected blizzard.

That’s the thing about New York – it never lets you down with its surprises. The Teardrop was the major one this time.

As I stood next to this enigmatic landmark I was struck by the thought that when passengers sail into Manhattan the first monument they now pass is not the Statue of Liberty but The Teardrop. And none of them will know what it is for.

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“A Gift From the People of Russia to the USA”

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16 thoughts on “The Teardrop: A Gift from Russia to America That You Haven’t Heard About”

  1. What else can you expect from a nation that that kills people, including their own in the name of terrorism. A terrorism they themselves created. I sometimes wonder if I should feel compassion for the American citizen or hatred for their ignorance in allowing their Administration to perpetrate major atrocities on a world scale. Sooner or later they are going to have to wake up or if not go down the drain when the rest of the world gets off its fat backside and puts an end to this terminal mess we are now facing!

  2. I Hope the Russians do expose this country’s evils they performed on THAT day here…It was really against the whole planet, because MANY Nations have suffered at our country’s hands since then!!!
    I never even heard about this OUTSTANDING gesture from them!
    And to think the USA is still trying to make WAR with Them!!! WHAT GRATITUDE HUH?!?!?!?

    1. Yes, because everyone knows if an aggressive dictator gives you a piece of sculpture you must let him get away with anything after that!

  3. one must see from within to find the truth.

    it’s made out of Nickle. 4 tons of it to be exact;
    matter is being created and energy needs to be dispersed. they are all aware of the story and each has a role. they don’t just sit down all friendly and build rockets and spaceships together; they do everything together. that’s the whole point of the story. good guys v bad guys.

    These “Memorials” are the very thing they need to make. see it’s not about the event, but the building of new monolithic structures each with a specific chemical and energy attributes. These Memorials are Weapons.

    Nickel-62 T
    he high binding energy of nickel isotopes in general makes nickel an “end product” of many nuclear reactions (including neutron capture reactions) throughout the universe and accounts for the high relative abundance of nickel—although most of the nickel in space (and thus produced by supernova explosions) is nickel-58 (the most common isotope) and nickel-60 (the second-most, with the other stable isotopes (nickel-61, nickel-62, and nickel-64) being quite rare). This suggests that most nickel is produced in supernovas in the r-process of neutron capture by nickel-56 immediately after the core-collapse, with any nickel-56 that escapes the supernova explosion rapidly decaying to cobalt-56 and then stable iron-56.

  4. Americans, you need to pull your heads out of your collective asses. Putin is not your enemy, nor the Viets, Iraqis, Syrians, Libyans, Iranians, and scores of countries you have destroyed. Your enemies are within make no mistake and you better wake up before you end up making the entire world despise you

    1. The whole world does hate us, except for our money and all the other benefits. Everyone loves America when we;re sending them money

      1. There’s a lot of people that don’t hate the USA. but the one thing is why has this memorial been kept such a secret. I do understand a lot of people do know but only by sheer boredom I found out last night, and no one l know has ever heard of it.

  5. Why can’t the people accept this gift as a memorial, condolence from Russia.The people of Russia are not heartless. To those of us that remember when it was given and the reason why, it’s not a “Forgotten Monument”

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