The I-Beam is honoring the sacrifice of the 60 members of the Building Trade Union lost on 9/11/01. "I-Beam" was donated to the memorial by Lee Ielpi of 9/11 Families Association. article about the memorial - http://data.newsday.com/long-island/photo-splash/?id=2
The Long Island 9/11 Memorial was envisioned as a place of solemn reflection, as well as a place of tribute for heroism, community cohesion and education. Expected to be completed in two phases, a memorial will be erected on a seven-acre site located on the grounds of State University of New York at Farmingdale. The memorial will honor and remember all Long Islanders who perished on 9/11, celebrate those Long Islanders who came to the aid of those in need, and create an area of contemplation and reflection for survivors, family and friends of the deceased, and anyone seeking solace.