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To the Struggle Against World Terrorism (also known as the Tear of Grief and the Tear Drop Memorial) is a 10–storey sculpture by Zurab Tsereteli that was given to the United States as an official gift of the Russian government as a memorial to the victims of the September 11 attacks and the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.
It stands at the end of the former Military Ocean Terminal in Bayonne, New Jersey. Groundbreaking was done on September 16, 2005, in a ceremony attended by Russian President Vladimir Putin, and was dedicated on September 11, 2006, in a ceremony attended by former U.S. President Clinton.
The sculpture is in the form of a 100-foot (30 m) tower made of steel and coated in bronze, split with a jagged opening through the middle. Inside the opening hangs a large nickel teardrop.
Reaction to the monument has been mixed. It was listed as one of the The World’s Ugliest Statues by Foreign Policy magazine, while The New Yorker said that it looked like “a giant tea biscuit” from a distance. Pro Arts Jersey City called it “an insensitive, self-aggrandizing piece of pompousness by one of the world’s blatant self-promoters”. Reactions from the general public describe it as “pretty impressive” and a “breathtakingly beautiful creation- Wiki