NYC set to make history

“The Empire State Building as seen through scaffolding on the roof during a tour of 1 World Trade Center. New York, NY 2/7/13”
Photo Credit: John Munson/The Star-Ledger

“It’s breathtaking and heartbreaking all at once,” a New York man said Sunday of the nearly completed One World Trade Center.

After six years of construction, crews are expected to place the final two pieces of the concrete spire on 1 WTC Monday afternoon, making the building the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, according to New York’s Port Authority.

“[T]he spire will total 408 feet high, and bring the overall height of the tower to a symbolic 1,776 feet,” The Star-Ledger reported. “The roof of the tower is 1,368 feet high, the precise height of the trade center’s original twin towers, which were destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001.”

The spire will hold various types of antennae for the future offices and eventual “broadcast facility planned for the building,” the article said.

One World Trade Center became the tallest building in the city last April making it a true symbol of freedom and a testament to the will of America and Americans.

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