1 WTC reaches new milestone with installation of spire

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – One World Trade Center reached a new height in progress Tuesday after workers installed the first piece of the spire that will make it the tallest building in the country.

The 70-ton spire is just one of 18 pieces that will make up the 408-foot antennae that will sit atop 1 World Trade Center.

Once completed, the spire will make the building reach the patriotic height of 1,776 feet. Officials expect installation to take about three months.



  • Joep de Koning

    The repetitive journalistic error (taken from willful press release errors?) of publicly referring to a WTC height of 1776 feet – the year of independence from English tyranny – seems now deliberate as even gullible readers know that the WTC tower is only 1368 feet high. The antenna is of no consequence in calculating the building's height. Therefore, any referral to 1776 is superfluous and meaningless as it is just a remnant of the original political designation for the new commercial office tower as Freedom Tower. This name was politically rejected in 2008 because it had no relevance to what happened on the WTC site on 9/11/2001. Any public reference to a WTC tower height of importance and pertinence can only be made when the antenna is raised by 15 feet and transformed into a radome mast for a total building height of 1791 feet; the year of the promise of religious freedom in the First Amendment. Only this height can radiate the tower's implicit symbolism and be seen as an effective antidote to an attack of religious terrorism or global religious intolerance. What has political freedom from England to do with the WTC tower ?http://www.governorsislandtolerancemonument.com/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderfiles/15yearscompressedinto15feet18pgs.pdf

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