5. Trinity Root
Artist Steve Tobin created a bronze cast from a remaining stump and root of a 70-year-old sycamore tree that shielded St. Paul’s Cathedral from falling debris on 9/11. It was installed in the courtyard of Trinity Church. Said the artist, “This sculpture is about the power of the unseen and the strength beneath the surface. It’s really not about a tree. When you look at this piece and look away, I would hope that people think about things that are not visually apparent.” However, in mid-2015, amidst some controversy, the sculpture was moved by Trinity Church to Connecticut and damaged in the process.