The spire and beacon stand 408 feet tall. The spire can be seen from up to 50 miles away when it is lit on a clear night.
The spire’s installation was completed Friday morning after pieces of it had been transported to the roof of the building last week. Construction workers below applauded the milestone.
One World Trade Center is getting closer to becoming the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
Boeing Co. confirmed the rusted metal part from a Boeing 767 is a trailing edge flap support structure, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. It helps secure wing flaps that aid in regulating plane speed.
The stainless steel spire will give the building its iconic height of 1,776 feet, according to the builder.
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.