A memorial to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be constructed using a steel girder sourced from the rubble of New York's World Trade Center.

Ahead of the monument's construction, Waterford City Council has been donated a small section of  steel girder.

According to The Journal, the girder is 1200mm (4ft) long and 700mm (2.3ft) in height.   

The memorial is due to be located adjacent to the iconic Waterford Crystal factory in the Viking Triangle area. The site is enclosed within a cluster of small trees near to steps up to Menapia Plaza.

A mock-up released by Waterford City Council shows the proposed design will incorporate glass panels, a concrete base, and artwork with the steel girder.

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An estimated 1,000 of the near 3,000 people killed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, claimed Irish-American links. At least 18 Irish citizens - including 7 born in Ireland lost their lives.

Five 9/11 memorials have already been built in Ireland

Ireland’s national monument to the most Irish of the U.S. Army’s Infantry Regiments, the Fighting 69th, also serves as a tribute to the civilians who perished on 9/11 and to the soldiers of the 69th who were among the first military units to respond following the attacks, and who have served in the war in Iraq.

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Located in Ballymote, Co. Sligo, the memorial was dedicated in August 2006 by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and family members of Irish-American victims of 9/11, including Jack Lynch, the father of Irish-American firefighter Michael Lynch, who was killed during the collapse of Tower 2.

For more about the Irish memorial tributes to 9/11 - read here.