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.
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.
Port Authority executive director Patrick Foye is very excited about the 408-foot-tall broadcast tower planned for the 104th floor of the new One World Trade Center.
Though the weather was unseasonably warm this January it was also unusually windy. Because of that, the Port Authority had to halt the erection of steel on One World Trade Center for a considerable number of days for safety reasons.
The cost of One World Trade Center is rising sharply everyday. Now, the Port Authority has discovered that the loading docks under the building won’t be ready in time for its tenants.
Later this month, the Port Authority will be sending out requests for design proposals for the observation deck atop the new One World Trade Center.
The noose was found on the 64th floor of the building, which is still under construction.
Work on a planned museum at the World Trade Center has ground to a halt because of a financial dispute, and there is now no possibility it will open on time next year, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said.
As we at WCBS Newsradio 880 count down the top 11 Tri-State Area news stories of 2011, we move on to number 6 and the anniversary of an event that changed our world.