Construction cranes perch on top of One World Trade Center, left, and Four World Trade Center in New York. AP Photo/Mark Lennihan.
By: Verena Dobnik, Associated Press
NEW YORK (AP).- A final steel beam was lifted Monday atop a new World Trade Center skyscraper — the first expected to open at the site next year since the twin towers were decimated on 9/11. With gospel superstar BeBe Winans offering a powerful rendition of "God Bless America," workers raised their hardhats in tribute as the mammoth beam rose slowly into the Manhattan sky, swaying from a steel rope hoisted by a crane. A U.S. flag attached to the bottom of the beam fluttered above several hundred spectators at the topping-off ceremony. "Ten years later, it's pretty remarkable," said a teary-eyed Sally Rexach, a nurse who aids workers constructing 4 World Trade Center. She was at ground zero just after Sept. 11, 2001, supporting workers who combed through the smoking debris in search of human remains. "This is a very proud moment; it's full ...
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Final steel beam lifted at 4 World Trade Center, the first expected to open at the site next year
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