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

(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.

This computer-generated artist rendering shows an evening view of the still-unfinished One World Trade Center.
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)
The final piece of the spire is hoisted to the roof of One World Trade Center in New York Thursday. (At left is its reflection.) The piece will be attached later, capping off the tower at 1,776 feet.
The final piece of the spire is hoisted to the roof of One World Trade Center in New York Thursday. (At left is its reflection.) The piece will be attached later, capping off the tower at 1,776 feet.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The top piece of the 408-foot spire for One World Trade Center is lifted to the top of the building. It will be attached at a later date.
The top piece of the 408-foot spire for One World Trade Center is lifted to the top of the building. It will be attached at a later date.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A worker holds a guide rope as the final piece of spire is hoisted to the roof of One World Trade Center Thursday.
A worker holds a guide rope as the final piece of spire is hoisted to the roof of One World Trade Center Thursday.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The top piece of the 408-foot spire for One World Trade Center is lifted to the top of the building. When it's fully installed, at a later date, the building will be a symbolic 1,776 feet.
The top piece of the 408-foot spire for One World Trade Center is lifted to the top of the building. When it's fully installed, at a later date, the building will be a symbolic 1,776 feet.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
A worker holds a guide rope as the final piece of spire is hoisted upward.
A worker holds a guide rope as the final piece of spire is hoisted upward.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
A harness is lowered to the final piece of spire before it is hoisted to the roof of One World Trade Center.
A harness is lowered to the final piece of spire before it is hoisted to the roof of One World Trade Center.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
Up she goes.
Up she goes.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Construction workers watch as the final piece of spire is hoisted to the roof of One World Trade Center.
Construction workers watch as the final piece of spire is hoisted to the roof of One World Trade Center.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
The final piece of the spire is hoisted to the roof of One World Trade Center in New York Thursday. (At left is its reflection.) The piece will be attached later, capping off the tower at 1,776 feet.
The final piece of the spire is hoisted to the roof of One World Trade Center in New York Thursday. (At left is its reflection.) The piece will be attached later, capping off the tower at 1,776 feet.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
« Prev« Prev | Next »Next » Slideshow
My TakeCLICK BELOW TO VOTE
4%
4%
6%
79%
0%
6%
To report an error on this story, notify our editors.

NEWS FROM OUR PARTNERS
Other Sites We Like:   The Street   |   HitFix   |   PopSugar Tech   |   RealClear   |   24/7 Wall St.   |   CollegeHumor   |   Barstool Sports   |   OK!