Category: Media & Culture / May 2, 2013 4:14 PM EDT
Workers moved the final piece of the spire atop One World Trade Center on Thursday which when complete will make the building the tallest in the Western hemisphere. In addition today is coincidentally the second anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden.
When it’s complete later this month the tower will stand at 1,776 feet: An iconic number as that was the year of American Independence. Workers on the site felt nothing but pride on such a special day for New York City and the whole country:
"It's a very special day, and the last six months, a year . . . you know, you plant roots. The roots grow. Then all of a sudden, the tree starts coming up and now people see all the work and the planning that went into this. And we've had a number of significant events, and by the way, this isn't the end of it, I believe we have several coming up in the next few weeks that will enhance it even more. So you're going to see a tremendous amount of celebrations, recognition of people, of the great support and work that they've done to commit to this project."
"It's great. It's just like I said before. I'm just full of pride. It's just a momentous occasion and everybody feels the same way, I'm sure. From being here for the recovery until now and seeing what's transpired, it's just a happy day for everybody."
The tower will have 3 million square feet of office space, an observation deck in addition to shops and restaurants. It is due to fully open next year and it is estimated to of cost more than $3 billion USD.
Video Courtesy Of Reuters