One World Trade Center
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.
A 408-foot-tall decorative shell over the antenna mast has been removed from the tower’s design. That means the building might not be recognized as 1,776-feet-tall when completed.
It was a proud moment for construction workers Monday when just after 2 p.m. they installed two 26-foot steel columns making the unfinished tower just over 1,270 feet tall — surpassing the height of the Empire State Building by 21 feet.
One World Trade Center, the giant monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, will lay claim to the title of New York City’s tallest skyscraper on Monday
There is a sort of modern-day skyscraper race going on as One World Trade Center races to pass its 1,250-foot-tall landmark to the north.
One World Trade Center has hit the 100 floor mark and is four feet from becoming the tallest building in the city and surpassing the Empire State Building.