December 13, 2012
images © Governor Cuomo
New York Governor Cuomo has just released images (albeit instagrams) of half of the new World Trade Center spire being installed today. The enormous metal antenna has travelled 1,500 miles by boat from Canada to lower Manhattan, and is now being hoisted up 104 stories (that’s more than 1,300 feet) to its final resting place on top of the tower. While only half of the structure will be put in place today, the entire topper will stand a staggering 408 feet tall, higher than many skyscrapers throughout the country. This towering addition will make the Word Trade Center 1,776 feet tall, reflecting the year America was granted independence. Read more!