A spire was recently placed on the recently rebuilt top of the One World Trade Center in New York City. At 1,776 ft, this is arguably the new tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. - Via The Daily What.
Now that 1 World Trade has its spire, the city's gearing up for the building's opening next year, and it looks like security around it is going to be tight; the NYPD just unveiled its security plan for the area surrounding the World Trade Center, and they're creating an intense, fortress-like barrier to keep cars at bay. [ more › ]
For those vertiginously challenged, look away; for everyone else, the fastest trip up the new World Trade Center... (or is this what it feels like to be the Nikkei?)
A camera attached to the spire captured the landmark moment when workers installed it on top of One World Trade Center last week. Last week, workers installed the 401-foot spire on the top of One World Trade Center as crews watched and cheered from below. Show More Summary
Rendering via Architizer With their One World Trade Center safely crowned the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, the skyscraper overlords at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill have moved on, recently unveiling yet another record-breaker: Tanjong Pagar Centre, which will be...
If you have any human vulnerability whatsoever, this will make your stomach turn.
The World Trade Center gets its spire, from the spire's perspective. Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...
Workers at the construction site of the World Trade Center complex used a GoPro camera to film the historic placement of One World Trade Center's spire last Friday, resulting in a beautiful bird's eye-view of the Manhattan skyline from the new tallest building in the Western Hemisphere (1,776 ft).
When the final part of the spire was lifted and installed on to the top of One World Trade Center, the Port Authority attached a camera to the bottom. This means that with one click, you can get a view from the tallest point in New York City... Show More Summary
The final (and highest) piece on the One World Trade Center building was recently installed and recorded in this inspiring, yet vertiginous video shot with a GoPro camera. It’s nine minutes-long, but the views are amazing. Hat Tip L...
On Friday, workers completed the installation of the spire atop the One World Trade Center building, a symbolic step toward completing the building that has taken more than 10 years to complete. The 1,776 foot peak of the building was covered by media across the globe. But the iron workers involved in the spire’s installation [...]
On Friday the final piece of One World Trade Center was installed making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere at 1,776 feet and the third tallest building in the world. So this is what vertigo feels like? [via Laughing Squid] Read more...
The installation of the uppermost section of the One World Trade Center spire was captured in a vertigo-inducing video with a GoPro camera. The video is somewhat lengthy, but you can skip ahead to the moment workers fix the segment in place, and catch a breathtaking fisheye view of Lower Manhattan at the same time. [...]
It always comes to this following a major tragedy. What to do with the place where it occurred? After the World Trade Center bombings there were those, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who argued the space should be turned into a memorial park. The value of the land won over, of course, and [...]
A 408-foot silver spire was installed on top of One World Trade Center in downtown Manhattan on Friday, bringing its official height to 1,776 feet and making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Since the tower was first announced, a debate
The 408-foot spire that will crown 1 World Trade Center as the tallest building in the hemisphere was lifted last week to the top of the 104-story tower, the latest milestone in the $14 billion rebuilding of the trade center site. Down below, however, there is less to celebrate. Show More Summary
If you?ve already watched the above video, you?ll know that watching a construction crew install a spire at the top of a really tall building is not the most exciting thing to view in the world. However, watching a construction teamShow More Summary
One World Trade Center reached 1,776 feet tall on Friday after the skyscraper’s world-class broadcast antenna was finally installed. The silver spire’s installation ended an emotional 12-year effort to restore a key part of the NYC skyline. The 408-foot spire, which weighs 758 tons, was lifted into place by New York construction company Tishman. Workers [...]Show More Summary
The last piece of the spire at One World Trade Center was hoisted into place in Manhattan today. The building now stands at a symbolic 1,776 feet—or does it? Read more...
Workers today finished the spire on New York's One World Trade Center, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, 47 feet taller than Willis Tower.