Apr 9th, 2009 | NEW YORK -- A New York City organ damaged on Sept. 11, 2001, will be played on Good Friday for the first time since the terrorist attacks.
The 1,680-pipe organ at St. Paul's Chapel near ground zero has undergone a complete cleaning. Two-and-a-half gallons of dirt have been removed and two bent pipes replaced.
The organ will reverberate through the chapel during a special open rehearsal Friday morning. It also will be played during two Easter morning services.
The instrument was built in 1964 by the Buffalo, N.Y., Schlicker Organ Company. It is housed in an elaborate mahogany case built in 1802.
St. Paul's Chapel is an annex of Trinity Church. It served as a place of refuge for recovery workers at the World Trade Center site.