World Trade Center Spire Hoisted to Roof
It won't be attached for a few weeks
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2013 3:15 PM CDT
This computer-generated artist rendering shows an evening view of the still-unfinished One World Trade Center.   (AP Photo/Port Authority of NY & NJ, Durst Organization)

(Newser) – The spire that will adorn One World Trade Center got hoisted to the building's roof today, though it will be weeks before it's actually installed. Still, today's milestone was treated with the appropriate pomp and circumstance in Manhattan. The 408-foot spire will bring the height of the building—the biggest of four skyscrapers going up at Ground Zero—to the symbolic height of 1,776 feet, reports Reuters. That will make it the tallest building in the US and the third-tallest in the world, notes AP. The 104-story structure is due to open next year.





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iq145
May 2, 2013 11:30 PM CDT
i hope authorities will forever keep in mind that there is nothing the terrorists won't do to bring this new building down too. It'd be the ultimate slap in the face. They'll have a base of operation very near by... disguised as a mosque.
Solipsy
May 2, 2013 10:41 PM CDT
sooooo... no one else gets a mildly ill feeling in the pit of his stomach that the artist's rendering of this building is already taped on walls around the world, with a target drawn on it? I hope it's not just a giant magnet for any lunatic(s) who want to send America a "message." *Sigh
finkster
May 2, 2013 8:41 PM CDT
Raise it high, raise it proud, American pride...