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Spire for 1 World Trade Center Heads into NYC

Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 12:29 PM

 

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The crowning spire of One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan is making its way to New York City.

A barge headed across New York Harbor from New Jersey's Port Newark on Tuesday carried the nine pieces of the steel spire that will top One World Trade Center.

Meanwhile, workers on the 104-story skyscraper were busy pouring concrete that will hold the 408-foot spire.

The trade center's director of construction, Steven Plate, says the spire marks a post 9/11 milestone that signifies New York City is "better than ever."

Plate says the 1,776-foot high-rise — symbolizing America's freedom — will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

The pieces each weigh 70 tons.

The spire is expected to be completed by spring.

 

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