comscore First section of WTC spire set to be hoisted | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

First section of WTC spire set to be hoisted

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    A steel beam, bearing the signatures of hundreds of workers and President Barack Obama, is in place on the 104th floor of One World Trade Center, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 in New York. A 408-foot spire is expected to rise on top of the tower by spring. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Workers pour the concrete roof of One World Trade Center, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 in New York. Behind them is the steel superstructure that will support a 408-foot spire that is expected to rise into the Manhattan sky by spring. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
[ AD HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS STORY ]

NEW YORK >> The first section of a spire that will rise atop the World Trade Center’s tallest building is set to be lifted into place today.

Nine of 18 giant steel pieces of the spire arrived at the site in New York City Tuesday via barge from Port Newark, N.J.

The arrival marked the end of a 1,500-nautical-mile journey that started in Canada on Nov. 16.

The first piece will be hoisted on top of the 104-story One World Trade Center.

A plant outside Montreal produced the 18 pieces. The spire will make the tower the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

The remaining nine pieces of the 408-foot, $20 million spire are being trucked in from Canada and another plant in South Plainfield, N.J.

Comments have been disabled for this story...

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up