A clay model of the sculpture titled "Flag Raising At Ground Zero" is seen shortly after its unveiling Dec. 21, 2001, in Brooklyn, N.Y. The sculpture was planned to stand 18 feet high outside New York Fire Department headquarters in Downtown Brooklyn. The statue was inspired by the photo of three firefighters taken by Thomas E. Franklin of The Bergen (N.J.) Record on Sept. 11, 2001.
Less than a month after the unveiling, officials dropped plans
for the statue after complaints arose that it was inaccurate for depicting the firefighters as black, Hispanic and white when the men in the photo are all white.
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