NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – 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.

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It’s now clear that they won’t make their original April target date to top off the iron work.

But Port Authority executive director Patrick Foye said Thursday that “significant progress is being made. I spoke to the team today. We expect this spring, especially with the unseasonably warm weather, to be a very active time and we think there will be a topping off. I’m not gonna give you a date.”

The steel is now at the 93rd floor and will top out at 104. The building will be completed in late 2013 or early 2014 and will be 1,776-feet-tall. That will make it the tallest building in the country.

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Comments (3)
  1. dvd says:

    With construction of this magnitude, certainties are difficult. You cannot predict weather or delivery of product or labor issues. it is a science to build something like this. Any back seat contractor can critique.

  2. Justin says:

    It would be nice if it had a restaurant like the old towers. I don’t see how logistics could prevent one from operating… and why does there have to be so many mechanical floors? Surely they could sacrifice a few of them for more office space.

  3. Matt says:

    The Port Authority behind schedule what a surprise!

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