A sculpture made from a reclaimed World Trade Center girder that was left to rust in a Cambridgeshire farmyard will now be installed in the Olympic Park.
The sculpture honours the nearly 3,000 people, including 67 Britons, killed in the 9/11 attacks on the United States.
It was installed in Battersea Park but removed after one month, with attempts to install it elsewhere failing.
Following reports it had been left to rust, Boris Johnson said the sculpture would be found a permanent home.
One of the supporters of the project, Lord West, confirmed that the sculpture had been left in an unnamed Cambridgeshire farmyard since it was removed from Battersea.
He said the girders were “sacred objects” in the US and only six pieces had been sent around the world.
“I think they [the Americans] will be pretty shocked,” he said.
“It’s pretty pathetic, I think, that no one in this great city of ours has been willing to say we want it to have it here.”