Steel Beam Signed By Obama Raised At One World Trade Center
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A steel beam that was signed by President Barack Obama in June has been lifted into place on the 104th floor at One World Trade Center.
A crane on top of the building lifted the beam from the ground Thursday after dozens of people, including construction workers and police officers, added their own signatures.
On June 14, Obama visited the skyscraper that’s being built to replace the twin towers destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001.
The white beam contains the words “One World Trade Center” painted in blue. Obama wrote in marker: “We remember,” “We
rebuild” and “We come back stronger!”
First lady Michelle Obama, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie also signed it.
Back in April, One World Trade Center surpassed the Empire State Building as the tallest building in New York City.
Then on June 25, a topping off ceremony was held for 4 World Trade Center as the final steel beam for that tower was lifted into place.
More than 100 construction workers signed the beam before it was hoisted 977 feet by a crane and placed on top of the building.
The beam signed by Obama for One World Trade Center is 35 feet long and weighs 11,000 pounds.
The skyscraper is expected to be completed in early 2014.
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