Category: Media & Culture / May 10, 2013 2:52 PM EDT
Standing at the symbolic height of 1,776 feet workers completed the One World Trade Center making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Cheers amongst the workers could be heard as they celebrated a historic day when the final spire of the building was put in place.
"It's pretty amazing. It's mixed feelings. You know happy obviously that it's done, proud to be part of it, sad thinking about why we had to rebuild this. It's a lot of -- we worked very hard and long hours, seven days a week for years and years and years. No fatalities thank god, few injuries, nothing that major. We got lucky."
"There is pride in it knowing that we are here, we put it up. We built all this so it's something that we will always know."
"Of course, my kids are going to watch that when they are bigger and say 'my dad worked on that one when he was that age.'"
The height represents the beginning of the American revolution against British rule. The 104 floors of the building will be ready to occupy in 2014.
Video Courtesy Of Reuters