One World Trade Center
The stainless steel spire will give the building its iconic height of 1,776 feet, according to the builder.
The observation deck will occupy the tower’s 100th through 102nd floors. Elevators will whisk visitors to the top in just one minute but the experience of visiting the attraction will take an hour.
The new enclosed observatory will offer panoramic views of the city and will occupy three floors. It is expected to open in 2015.
Officials expect to reopen the station in time for the morning rush hour.
The graffiti at the 104-story building appears to target several groups including Muslims, Irish, Jews and women.
Last month, a barge carrying nine of 18 sections of the steel spire made its way across New York harbor and arrived at Pier 25 after traveling 1,500 nautical miles down the Atlantic seaboard from Quebec.
It took nearly 45 minutes for workers to lift the first section to the rooftop of the 104-story building Wednesday morning.
The spire is divided into 18 sections, weighing between 5 tons and more than 67 tons. Workers will begin hoisting them on Wednesday.
The spire that will crown One World Trade Center is making its way to Manhattan over the holiday weekend.
Construction has resumed at the World Trade Center site a week after it was left flooded by Superstorm Sandy, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.
84 firefighters responded to a report of a smoke condition on the 88th floor.
The renderings show how the undulating skyscraper will look as part of the skyline
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.
Luckily, this time it was a small fire — just some construction materials that went up in smoke. But it did take over an hour to get the blaze under control due to the challenge of getting water 89 stories up.
The White House announced Friday the president will come to Manhattan on June 14 to get a preview of the “topping-out ceremony” and an update on the overall progress at One World Trade Center.