This piece was never confirmed as a Banksy, and there have been questions as to whether this piece is a legit Banksy, or not.
Either way, the City officials in New York decided they didn't want it there. City workers removed this Twin Towers tribute with a drill, and then pressurized water.
Mayor Bloomberg has already said that the NYPD are looking for Banksy. Apparently, the city officials don't want Banksy's art, either. Too bad. This piece sure looked good while it was there.
Wonder if the city would preserve the pieces if Banksy had painted in Detroit?